What are Fleas?
Fleas are small, wingless insects that are known for their ability to jump long distances. They have a hard, flattened body and are typically dark in color. Fleas are parasites, which means they feed on the blood of other animals, including humans. They are most commonly found on pets, but they can also infest homes and buildings if they are brought in on clothing or other objects.
What Can Fleas Do to a Home or Building?
Fleas can cause a variety of problems in a home or building. They are known for biting humans and pets, which can lead to itchy, red welts and other skin irritation. Fleas are also known for transmitting diseases, including the bubonic plague, which can be deadly if left untreated. In addition, fleas can multiply quickly, which can lead to infestations in a short amount of time if left unchecked.
Conditions that Fleas Enjoy
Fleas thrive in warm, humid environments, and they are attracted to areas where they have access to a food source, such as pets or humans. They are most commonly found in areas where pets spend a lot of time, such as in their beds or on carpets and furniture. Fleas can also be brought into a home or building on clothing or other objects, which is why it’s important to take precautions when visiting areas where fleas may be present.
How to Treat a Flea Infestation
If you suspect that you have a flea infestation, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Here are some steps you can take to treat a flea infestation:
Treat your pets.
If you have pets, it’s important to treat them for fleas as soon as possible. This may include using a flea collar, applying a flea preventative medication, or giving them a flea bath.
Clean your home or building thoroughly.
Vacuum all carpets, furniture, and other areas where fleas may be present, and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. Wash all bedding and blankets in hot water, and use a steam cleaner to clean carpets and other surfaces.
Use flea traps or flea bombs.
There are a variety of products available that are designed to kill fleas, including flea traps and flea bombs. Make sure to follow the instructions on the package and use these products safely and responsibly.
Consider using flea repellents or deterrents.
These products can help to keep fleas away from your home or building.
Consider hiring a professional pest control company.
If you are unable to effectively control the infestation on your own, or if you are concerned about the risks associated with fleas, it may be a good idea to hire a professional pest control company to handle the situation.
At New Day Pest, we have a team of experienced professionals who are trained to handle all types of flea infestations. We use a variety of techniques to effectively control and eliminate these pests, including using traps, applying repellents and deterrents.
If you are dealing with a flea infestation, don’t hesitate to contact us at (360) 506-9603 for more information or to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you get your home or building back to being safe and pest-free.