Finding you have a flea issue can be very frustrating and hard to eliminate if they have been there for awhile before you actually discovered them. We advise taking immediate control of the problem before it gets worse, making it harder to eliminate the fleas. Give our experts at Quality Pest Exterminator a call at (317) 723-7226 today and we will happily assist you if you’re ready to take action right now.
Fleas are pretty little and while they do not have wings, they can swiftly jump from host to host. They are normally two and a half millimeters long. Their coloring is usually a glossy reddish brown. They have small spinal columns covering their bodies and piercing mouth-parts which are made use of to suck blood. The grown-up parasites will benefit from a host (a human or creature) while the hatchlings feed upon natural particles, for example, grown-up flea defecation as it comprises of blood that hasn’t been processed.
Fleas Can Multiply Very Quickly
Thankfully, a flea won’t connect their eggs to a host, however they will certainly connect their eggs to ground coverings and locations; your carpeting, rugs, furniture upholstery, etc. Flea eggs usually hatch rapidly; as soon as two days. Fleas actually prefer other hosts over human hosts. However, if you have pets inside that have fleas, you’re likely going to become one of their hosts.
Flea bites are not enjoyable and if your home becomes infested you’re going to get bit constantly. They can quickly multiply, especially if you have a pet, and often times before you have noticed there’s an issue. The space your pet occupies will need to be treated, as well as many other items in the home. Fleas aren’t a pest that’s quick to treat unless they’re caught immediately; This doesn’t happen very often.
If you live in a neighborhood known to have squirrels and other wild animals running around, your lawn could become infested with fleas from these wild hosts. Just contact Quality Pest Exterminator for expert help with Indianapolis fleas.
Have Fleas Invaded Your Home?
Female fleas don’t attach their eggs to a host, however this doesn’t mean they won’t lay their eggs on a host. When they do, the eggs will ultimately fall from the host and onto whatever surface area is below. It only takes as little as twelve days for the eggs to start hatching.
Flea larvae feasts upon organic material until they are older and will avoid light. They begin entering the pupal phase within 18 days and during this phase construct what looks like a cocoon around themselves.
Invasions will typically take place where there are pets or other animal like livestock. If you notice you have a flea problem sooner rather than later, You can absolutely get quick relief from the fleas in just a couple of treatments. Nevertheless, if you wait too long it can take numerous treatments.
Do You Have a Flea Problem?
There are different ways of determining whether or not your home has been invaded by fleas. Some signs of a flea issue include:
- Pets that consistently scratch or groom.
- Noticing the fleas on your pet; either through examining your pet or seeing them crawling through the fur.
Fleas may not prefer humans as a host but they’ll still do it, especially when they start multiplying. They need more than just your pet(s) to feed on. You’ll start getting bites and itch like crazy. Of course, other bugs can bite and make you itch too so fleas may not always be the perpetrator.
Examine Your Pet For Fleas
If you are concerned that these tiny pests have invaded your home, and your pet’s fur, just do an examination. Run your hands through their fur in the opposite direction that it lays. Look closely at their skin and if you notice flea dirt, feces of the fleas that looks like ground pepper, you’re going to need to treat them immediately.
This flea dirt could also be on your pet’s bedding and anywhere else your dog frequently sleeps or lounges. Your rugs, floors, carpets, and linens are often at higher risk for housing many flea eggs and larvae.
When you delay treating your pets for fleas you put them at risk for developing flea allergy dermatitis. The best way to avoid this is by treating your pet(s) monthly, even if your flea issue has cleared up. This will help you prevent a future infestation as will regularly cleaning bedding and vacuuming in your home.
Treat Your Home for Fleas
As discussed above, your animal will certainly have to be treated should fleas exist in your house. When you call Quality Pest Exterminator we can discuss our treatment plan with you but an inspection can help us determine the level of infestation. This helps us ensure the flea problem will be completely controlled. If you have any questions at all, Just give us a call.
Helpful Flea Treatment Preparation Tips
When you decide to let a professional exterminator handle your flea problem there are some things you can do to help your technician and the treatment process.
- Vacuum your floors regularly and thoroughly. This includes any rugs you have.
- Sweep and mop regularly. It may be a pain sometimes but it’s better than having a flea infestation.
- Wash bedding regularly; both yours and your animal’s.