Fleas

  • Fleas

    Fleas

    Some information about pests and how we can get rid of them.

    Fleas pose a serious health risk to animals and people. They feed on blood and are known for their ravenous bites. Many diseases are transmitted and spread through the bites of fleas. When fleas bite they mix germs and bacteria between both animal and humans, and this can have serious consequences. As viruses mutate between species, fleas have been pinpointed as the carrier of many pandemics. Here are some of the serious diseases that are, or have been, spread by fleas:

    • Bubonic Plague
    • Typhus
    • Cat Scratch Fever
    Hypersensitivity from Fleabites

    Protecting your pets from fleabites is the most important precaution that you can take. Since fleas favor your dog or cat first, it is a good practice to make sure that your pet is free from fleas and is frequently monitored for any flea infestation. Your new kitten or puppy is not immune to flea attacks either, so you should include flea care and prevention as part of your routine pet care as soon as you bring a new pet home. There are many flea collars, powders, shampoos, and bath dips on the market that will help eliminate fleas on your pet. Some pets may have dry or sensitive skin, which can make the use of shampoos and powders a source of irritation. For these pets, try using hypoallergenic formulas as well as natural essential oils. Some of the most recommended natural oils to use for flea repellents include:

    • Citronella
    • Cedarwood
    • Lemongrass
    • Eucalyptus
    • Lavender

    Removing fleas from the indoor environment is also vitally important in your battle against fleas. Frequently vacuum your floors, and then empty the vacuum cleaner bag right away. Vacuuming is one of the most effective ways to eliminate fleas from your living environment. Using carpet foggers and sprays are also main ways to kill fleas directly. There are many over the counter products that you can purchase or you may hire the services of a professional exterminator if you feel the situation is too large to handle on your own.
    Treating fleas in your outdoor environment is also critical to winning the war against fleas. Using Insect Growth Regulator products, you can stop the life cycle of fleas by leaving them unable to reproduce. These products are one of the fastest growing areas of insect and pest control giving power to the hands of those who want to eradicate these pests from their homes and yards.