Getting Rid Of Fleas For Good
No one ever wants to hear their pet or their home has fleas, yet it happens more often than you think. Once you have them, fleas can be difficult to get rid of on your own. They won’t go away on their own, and home treatments don’t have a good track record. You will likely have to call a professional exterminator in Phoenix to rid your property of these tiny pests, usually with fumigation or heat treatment.
First off, what are fleas? These are small dark parasites that cling to the fur and skin of pets. They cause itchiness, redness, and rashes, leaving behind small specs known as flea dirt. And because they are expert jumpers, they spread from one surface or host to another very quickly. They hitch a ride into your home on the fur of your pets, and once inside, they will infiltrate your furniture, bedding, carpeting and even your own clothes.
Fleas won’t just leave on their own. Yes, there are some flea infestations that may only last a couple of weeks, but this is unlikely. It’s more likely that you will be plagued with fleas until they are professionally dealt with. Many fleas will live on their host for up to a year, so you really can’t wait them out.
On top of that, fleas reproduce quickly when they lay their eggs in carpets, bedding, and even gardens, which prolongs the infestation. You can get fleas during any time of the year, but prime breeding time is in the warmer weather.
Preventative pest control in Phoenix is always the best course of action so you never get fleas in the first place. A pest control specialist will come to your home to perform an inspection, which will help to identify potential problems and come up with a spray treatment plan for your yard. This will help prevent the fleas from laying their eggs. If you have pets, they can be prescribed a medication that prevents fleas. Be sure to bring them for regular vet visits to ensure total pet health.
If you already have a flea infestation on your hands, you can treat your pet at home with medicated baths, brushing, and certain medications. To remove them from your home, you will have to wash all your bedding, area rugs, clothing, drapes, and other fabric where eggs or fleas could be present. You will also have to steam clean your upholstery and carpets or anything else you can’t throw in the washing machine.
But the most efficient way to get rid of fleas from your home is to hire a Mesa exterminator to perform spray treatment, heat treatment or fumigation.
Phoenix Flea and Pest Treatment
If you have a flea infestation on your hands, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 602-338-9223. The longer you wait, the worse it will get. Early treatment of flea contamination is crucial in the Phoenix, AZ climate