Fleas are one of the most common and troublesome pests around the home. Households with pets are particularly susceptible to infestation. The tiny flea feeds on animal and human blood and leaves behind an itchy and sometimes infected bite.
Dangers of Flea Infestation
Fleas are disease vectors that can carry plague and murine typhus fever. They can also transmit tapeworms to pets and occasionally humans. Pets get tapeworms from ingesting contaminated fleas and can easily become reinfected after treatment if an infestation remains.
Start getting rid of these pesky critters today! Call Safeguard Pest Services at 661-205-5220 for a thorough inspection and to get rid of fleas with the most effective flea treatments available.
HOW TO IDENTIFY FLEAS
Fleas are very tiny creatures, the adults average 1/8th of an inch in size. They have a flat body from side to side, with piercing mouths that help them in sucking blood. Fleas are often confused with bed bugs, lice and ticks. However, fleas are reddish brown to black in appearance, and they are also wingless.
WHY EXTERMINATE YOUR FLEA PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY
Fleas feed on blood, and a flea can live without a blood meal for 100 days. A female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime, quickly leading to flea infestation problems. Animals that live in your home, like dogs and cats, can easily bring fleas into your house. Fleas live on pets, in carpets, in sofas, and in or on other household and farm goods. In a typical room, 5 percent of the fleas will be found on pets, 10 percent flea cocoons in the carpets, 35 percent flea larvae and 50 percent flea eggs, again in the carpets. This can make it difficult for DIY flea removal. Don’t delay giving us a call as flea infestations only get worse with time.
Contact us today, so you can rest comfortably knowing your fleas problem will soon be gone!
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