October 09, 2019
Wintertime may seem to add extra security against insect infestations, but these jumpy bugs won’t be deterred by a simple change in temperature.
If your pets have begun to experience itching, and brown speckles, and patches of ‘flea dirt’ in their fur, you may be experiencing a flea infestation. Fleas can bite humans as much as they bite our furry friends. But, unlike them, our ‘fur’ isn’t as nice to live in. Pets, rugs, and carpets are much more preferable living quarters for fleas. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, once these bugs have settled down, they will stay for good, unless something drastic is done about them.
Prolonged flea exposure can lead to severe allergic reactions, hair loss, sensitive ‘hot spots,’ and even anemia in pets. Even worse, fleas have been known to carry parasitic eggs such as tapeworms, leading to intestinal illnesses, especially for pets but sometimes in humans as well.
Less-Than Fantastic Fleas
Fleas are frustrating to homeowners. Not only are they fast breeders, but home remedies are not very effective against them once an infestation has taken root. In fact, using DIY methods may make the situation worse.
Flea combs, collars, and shampoos do little more than remove adult fleas from a pet’s fur. Unhatched fleas in eggs or adult fleas that are hiding in carpets, etc, are unaffected and will come out when the coast is clear.
Dish soap in warm water left in the target area is another method that doesn't fully work. All this does is target adult fleas.
Vinegar, rosemary, and other strong smells will not kill fleas, only deter them. And they do nothing to kill flea eggs.
While some natural remedies can help to alleviate flea activity, they will never remove an infestation in its entirety. Without treating things quickly and completely, you can ultimately make things worse. For immediate relief, you need the help of a professional pest control operative.
Modern Will Stand Your Ground
Without professional pest services, your homemade, natural, or DIY remedies may only prolong your flea infestation and make matters worse. The best way to deal with fleas is to cooperate with a trusted vet and a pest control company like Modern. Modern Pest Control prides itself on the use of cutting-edge pest elimination methods and world-class customer service. We keep bugs in their place and help people live their lives, unaffected by fleas.
To learn more about our flea solutions and to find out how we can best serve you, reach out to our office today. At Modern, it’s all about you.