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Winning The Battle Against Fleas: Effective Control Strategies For Sacramento Homes

December 19, 2023 - Fleas

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Fleas are pests that can make your life absolutely miserable for as long as they’re in your home. Covering you with itchy bites, these tiny, jumping pests breed rapidly, making an infestation that starts small grow quickly out of control. Flea control in Sacramento is available from Explorer Pest Management to take care of all of your flea control concerns.

The Flea Life Cycle: Understanding Their Stages

Fleas go through four stages of development in their lives. They start out as eggs that hatch into larvae. The larvae build cocoons and become pupae before emerging as adult fleas. The entire flea life cycle can take less than two weeks to several months. 

The speed at which a flea moves from one stage to the next is dependent on the environmental factors around it. Eggs won’t hatch unless the temperature and humidity are favorable to them. Once in a cocoon, a pupal flea is protected from negative environmental factors, such as the presence of insecticides. Furthermore, they won’t emerge as adult fleas until there is a host present since female fleas look for a meal within hours of emerging from the cocoon.

The Hidden Dangers Of Fleas: Understanding The Hazards

Fleas may be tiny, but they are anything but harmless. As parasites, fleas need hosts to feed on in order to survive. They prefer dogs, cats, and humans for their blood meals, so when they get into your Sacramento home, they’re going to bite you. Flea bites are very itchy, but that’s the least of your worries when it comes to a flea infestation. 

Fleas can spread a variety of diseases and cause a variety of health problems for both humans and pets. Murine typhus, tularemia, and bartonellosis are just a few of the diseases fleas can spread. They can also transmit tapeworms. Your pets are at risk of becoming anemic in the case of a severe flea infestation. Sometimes, people and pets can develop a hypersensitivity to flea saliva, leading to flea allergy dermatitis. When this happens, the bites are much more unpleasant and can develop papules.

Flea Prevention Goes Beyond Just Your Pets: Tips And Tricks

Flea prevention is something that everyone should think about, even if you don’t have pets. Although you may be at an increased risk of a flea infestation if you have a dog or cat, the truth is that fleas can end up in anyone’s Sacramento home.

In addition to making sure your pets stay up-to-date on their flea medication, try these tips to make your house less likely to be the site of an infestation.

  • Maintain your lawn and landscaping. Keep the grass trimmed, cut back foliage, and remove debris.

  • Keep wild animals and rodents away from your property as best you can.

  • Vacuum your floors frequently.

  • Wash bedding, including pet bedding, on a hot water wash regularly.

  • Get in touch with Explorer Pest Management at the first signs of an infestation.

By being proactive, you can avoid a flea problem in your home.

Professional Flea Control: A Smart And Effective Solution

Flea control for your house is available from Explorer Pest Management. Our comprehensive flea control is a smart and effective solution to eliminate fleas from your Sacramento home. We thoroughly treat your house for fleas and back up our service with a 30-day warranty. If you see any flea activity after our treatment, we’ll come back to take care of it.

For an effective flea removal service from a company with the experience you need, contact Explorer Pest Management. We have been protecting homes, families, and pets since 1997 and are ready to make your home flea-free.

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