We love our furry friends, but unfortunately, so do fleas. That being said, most of us would go a long way to ensure the health of our dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. Here is what you need to know about fleas and how to make sure they stay away from our pets:
Fleas take on a range of colors from brownish to black, reddish (when full of blood). Adults are 1/8” long and can live for months without food. Once fleas emerge from their cocoons, they hunt for blood meal about 1 to 2 days afterward.
In full, fleas can live up to a complete year. Most of us, would say that this is one year to many, especially at the expense of our furry friends. So, what can we do to both prevent or control an infestation? Indoor and outdoor treatment is critical.
In terms of indoor control, be sure to regularly clean your home, especially the areas where your pet(s) like to hang out. Gather up any loose items and vacuum your floors and furniture. In addition, up to 50% of fleas can be removed by grooming.
You will also need to maintain regular treatment of products in your home– our team can select and apply the appropriate products dependent on your particular home and pets needs.
Outside treatment is just as important as indoor treatment. The fleas will flock to the spaces where your pet(s) tends to go, including your yard and deck. Treating these outdoor areas with products is key. And, be sure to keep any wild animals from following you or your pet(s) into your home!
Treating your home and pets for flea prevention and control is important for the health of you and your family as well. Fleas can carry disease. Give us a call and we will help safeguard you, your home, your family, and your furry friends from fleas.