Why Professional Flea Treatment in Late Summer Is Worthwhile

August 7, 2019

a hopping flea on a white long haired dog in a texas home

What are the three biggest problems you can think of when it comes to your pets? We believe your guess would be: eating stuff they shouldn’t, running away, and destroying things that are important to you. We, however, would argue the one problem that should be in everyone's top three should be—bringing home fleas. Not only is your pet affected by these blood-sucking pests, but everyone else in your home suffers as well. Luckily, we have a solution to keep these tiny biters out of your home.

 

Factors That Can Lead To A Flea Infestation

When it comes to fleas, several factors attract them to homes. The first thing you should know is that they are rarely a solo pest, meaning they require a host to survive and move around. They need either your pet or another invading creature such as a rat, mouse, or squirrel, to get into your home. Fleas do occasionally hop off of their hosts for a short time. When they do, they prefer to hide in tall grass or dense foliage, allowing them to remain unseen until they can find a new host to carry them about. To summarize, unkept landscaping and moving creatures are the two most significant factors that lead to flea infestations.

 

How Professional Flea Treatment Works and Why It Is Affective Against Summer Fleas

Here at Innovative Pest Control, we treat for fleas in two ways. The first is with a general treatment of your property, focusing on the areas of your yard where fleas are most likely to hide. The second way we treat starts with a detailed inspection to determine how severe your infestation is. We will then treat both inside and outside of your home to eliminate any live fleas. Two weeks later, we will retreat to ensure that all fleas are gone. Also, while our professionals are out your way, you should talk to them about rodent control because rodents are a big reason for flea infestations.

 

Beyond this, we also highly recommend that you talk to your local vet about flea and tick prevention for your pets. Flea shampoos and collars will further reduce your chance of a flea infestation.

 

To find out more about how we treat for fleas here at Innovative Pest Control, give us a call. One of our highly trained service representatives would be happy to assist in finding the right pest protection plan for you.

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