What Are Fleas?
- Fleas are small, wingless, and about 2.5 mm long.
- Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color, covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur.
- Fleas do not have wings.
- They are capable of jumping long distances.
How Do Flea Infestations Start?
Flea infestations often come from your family pet. They attach to the animal when it’s outside, and then infest its fur and the places it sleeps indoors. Flea prevention for both the home and yard can be difficult. Without a proactive approach, any pet owner is vulnerable to an infestation. Flea pest control in Indiana and other areas is essential to prevent these vermin from causing further inconvenience to your pet and family.
Fleas depend on a blood meal from a host to survive. In many instances, fleas may become an inside problem when the animal they previously fed on is no longer around. Then fleas focus their feeding activity on the people live in the home.
One example of this is when fleas that previously fed on a mouse that has been trapped and removed are then forced to feed on pets or people. Before this escalates to a more serious concern, conducting flea pest control is critical.
Are Fleas a Serious Problem?
- Flea bites may leave the host with numerous swollen, itchy marks.
- They can cause allergic reactions in some people and can transmit several diseases.
- Pets with fur are the most at risk.
- Fleas can bite people and pets and can be a big nuisance.
- According to a CDC statement, the number of illnesses caused by flea bites tripled between 2004 and 2016.
- The most frustration issue of a flea infestation is the time and work it takes to remove. Flea pest control requires treating infected animals, cleaning flea-infested areas, and taking preventative measures to keep the pests from returning.
- Most of the time, simply using over-the-counter products for controlling fleas will not resolve the root causes of the infestation.
For flea pest control, an Arrow Pest Management Specialist will conduct a thorough inspection and locate areas where the immature stages of the flea population are residing. You can be at ease since our team is trained and certified to provide pest control services. Our locations include Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.