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Fleas can be a serious problem for homeowners in the greater Savannah area in late summer and early fall.
Fleas are a pest that can cause a lot of problems for homeowners as well as pets. Fleas are a tenacious pest, and removing them from your home can be quite an ordeal without the assistance of a pest control company that you can trust.
Common Misconceptions of Fleas
One of the most common misconceptions about flea treatment is the amount of time required. Homeowners should be aware that, in most cases, flea treatment is not a one-time solution. Oftentimes it can require multiple treatments over a period of time before a flea infestation is completely eradicated. This is because flea eggs are able to remain in stasis for a long period of time, sometimes several months. For this reason, a treatment that eradicates all adult fleas in a home will fail to eliminate the next generation of unhatched fleas.
How Fleas Affect You and Your Home
Fleas feed on blood from warm-blooded hosts. In some cases, fleas are brought into the home by a pet, but they can also be brought in by other pest wildlife such as squirrels or rats. Once the fleas are inside, they will rapidly multiply and can quickly infest the entire home. While fleas do not naturally seek out humans as hosts, they will still bite humans if given the chance. Fortunately, fleas do not spread any diseases or bacteria, but they still have an annoying and itchy bite.
Our Action Plan To Fight Fleas
Flea treatment is a multi-step process. A good treatment process begins with a thorough inspection of the property. This allows the technician to identify problem areas as well as any conditions that might be conducive to infestation. Once this is complete, the next step is to eliminate any harborage areas. The most important step in this process is to have all carpets in the home professionally cleaned before treatment. Doing this will help to destroy many of the eggs that are hidden in the carpet, and it can help to remove many of the adult fleas as well. Once this is complete, a professional technician can apply treatment to your home to eradicate the flea population. Oftentimes this is done in conjunction with the treatment and cleaning of any pets by a veterinarian. While future reapplication may be necessary to completely eradicate the flea population, these steps will eliminate the majority of your flea problem.
Concerned that fleas may be in your house?
If you are concerned about the possibility of fleas in your home, here are some steps to know. The best step to preventing an infestation is to ensure that they are never brought into the home in the first place. Frequently checking your pets for fleas and having them cleaned can help to reduce the chances of fleas being brought inside. It can also be beneficial to periodically clean all carpets and linens thoroughly.
If fleas are already active in your home, it is best that you call a professional service to perform the treatment. At Savannah Termite and Pest Control, our technicians are highly trained and have experience treating pests of all kinds. We start any treatment with a thorough inspection of the property, as this allows us to formulate the best possible treatment plan to deal with your pest problems in a safe and effective way. All of this comes at a price that fits your budget, and with a customer service standard unmatched by anyone else in the industry!
So if you are dealing with fleas, call us today at 912-289-4464!