Fleas are some of the most annoying and popular year-round pests in South Carolina. Fleas enjoy hitching a ride on our 4 legged furry friends or human loved ones, so they can make their way inside our homes. In this blog, we will teach you what to look for and how to remove fleas from your home or yard.
The first step in learning how to remove fleas is to know what symptoms will start occurring once a flea has invaded a pet or human in your home. If you or a pet begins itching this is a major sign of flea infestation. You can spot these little creatures sometimes as well. Fleas are on average 2.5 millimeters long, which makes them visible to the naked eye. Another sign of fleas is if your skin or a pet’s skin becomes irritated, red, or has scabs.
Fleas are extremely small and hard to spot but their most distinctive feature is their capability to jump significantly far distances in comparison to their size. Their color is usually black or dark brown and may be seen on your pet’s fur or on a person’s skin.
Fleas won’t remain on humans, which makes it hard to locate hiding places. Only 5% of the population of fleas will be found on your pet at any given time. Fleas find dark places to call their home. They are often found in baseboards, carpets, and pet bed crevices.
Knowing the treatment of fleas is important to understand how to remove fleas from your home and yards. Flea treatment for pets should be applied as directed to begin re-infestation. It is best to speak with your veterinarian about the best way to treat your pet. You will want to remove as many hiding places as you can. To kill any fleas, larvae, and eggs, wash your pet’s bedding and toys in hot water. The use of a spray bomb, or powder treatment, and vacuum your house often, throwing away the bag each time to get rid of larvae and eggs from your safe haven.
A flea comb is great to use because it can capture the fleas. You can use this on your pet by working the flea comb through their hair, starting close to the skin. Dispose of the fleas in a bowl of soapy water to ensure they don’t survive.
It is important to not forget about treating your lawn because fleas make their way inside your home by connecting to your pet. You can treat your lawn by applying specific sprays which will feed and strengthen your grass, but also kill the fleas. You can also mow high (but not too high). When cutting your lawn, cut it to the ideal height for a specific type of grass. Extremely tall grass provides fleas a place to hide, while grass that’s too short (less than 2 inches) will not attract spiders or ants, which both prey on fleas.
Now you know how to remove fleas from your living spaces and yards, but there can be challenges along the way. Exclusive Pest Control knows the exact persistence and care of how to remove fleas and successfully complete the job. It is a process that will take time over a couple of weeks to destroy the fleas at every life cycle and the end of the infestation once and for all. Contact Exclusive Pest Control today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how to remove fleas. You will be one step closer to being flea-free once you call the professionals at Exclusive Pest Control.
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