Are Fleas in East Texas Dangerous?
September 6, 2018
Fleas seem to be everywhere these days in East Texas. Due to the warm humid climate throughout most of the year, they are able to live and thrive here. And they are not the easiest pests to get rid of, which is why a lot of people will turn to professional pest control to get rid of a flea invasion and to help prevent a problem in the future.
In answer to the question “Are fleas in East Texas dangerous?” The answer is a huge yes! Fleas in East Texas may not be extremely dangerous to you, but they are very dangerous to your pets. Some people may get small itchy bite marks and acquire a secondary infection from scratching, which may end up needing medical attention, but generally, the bites are just plain annoying. However, a large infestation of fleas inside your home can cause upper respiratory problems for some people due to their dried feces and carcasses that can break down into tiny particles and become airborne. And, as mentioned, pets can experience some dangerous effects from flea bites, such as excessive itching that can lead to major skin irritations, hair loss, and other secondary infections. In addition, your pet may be carrying around a multitude of fleas, which can result in him suffering from anemia and/or tapeworm.
And did you know that you don’t even need a pet to get a flea infestation inside your home? You can inadvertently pick a few up on your walk outdoors where some other animal has left them behind. And fleas can be brought in on rodents that get into your home. Once indoors fleas can hide in small cracks and crevices, as well as in your carpet, where they can reproduce and grow in numbers quite rapidly. They are also not just limited to cats and dogs, pet birds and reptiles are also at risk.
You should be aware that fleas are hardy pests that can go up to 100 days without a blood meal and can withstand varying degrees of hot and cold weather. Most DIY methods that you can find online are a waste of time and fall short of eliminating every flea in every stage of development. The best way to tackle a flea infestation is with the help of a professional pest control company.
In East Texas, you can trust the professionals at Innovative Pest Control to take care of problems you are facing with fleas and other common pests, throughout the year. We have the knowledge and the experience to get the job done right in an efficient manner, guaranteed. Protect your home and pets from dangerous fleas by giving us a call today for more information about our residential pest control options at Innovative Pest Control.