Do You Think You Have a Flea Infestation?

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Fleas are small parasites that feed on the blood of a variety of warm-blooded animals. They are between 1/12″ and 196″ in length and tend to be dark red or brown in color. Many people think that fleas are really only a problem for pets and homes that have pets, but this is not the case. Fleas will happily bite humans and just because you do not have pets, it does not mean you will avoid fleas in your yard. While pet owners are more at risk for a flea infestation, these biting pests can also be brought onto a property by outdoor animals like raccoons and rats.  Learn more about how to spot the signs of fleas. 

How To Get Rid Of Fleas

Flea Control is on ongoing battle. If you have pests, it can take weeks or even months to end a flea infestation even with proper treatment. It is important to treat any pets if you think you have a flea problem.  Comb your pets, bathe them, and apply a proper flea treatment. It may even be necessary to contact your veterinarian if the flea symptoms persist.  To prevent a household flea infestation, clean and vacuum regularly to prevent the fleas settling in and from laying eggs. To reduce the flea popular in your yard, make sure that the lawn is well-groomed with low grass and groomed trees and shrubs.

Professional Flea Control

In New Orleans, the flea season is definitely year round because of our mild winters. During the warm, summer months, the fleas will be out in full force. Flea prevention is the best course of action and this may include a professional flea control service. At Terminix, we offer a free consultation to determine your specific needs.  We offer both one-time treatments and even an annual service agreement to treat year round for fleas. Please give us a call to learn more at 504-826-3755.

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