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Protecting your home from fleas

Abell Pest Control

If you have pets, fleas are a very real concern when it comes to pest management. These bloodsuckers aren't just irritating - they also carry diseases that affect animals and humans. However, these common bugs can get into your home even if you don't have a pet.

Certain types of fleas prefer to feed on animals, while others opt for humans. However, all fleas will bite humans if the opportunity presents itself. These parasites pose many health problems. Fleas may be host to tapeworms, which can harm your pet if he accidentally ingests an infected flea while biting an itch. Furthermore, people may be allergic to flea bites and can develop hives or rashes.

As such, it's essential to check your pet for fleas often and keep a close eye on the home to ensure that these bugs haven't moved in. Some fleas are able to survive indoors for long periods of time, so you're not only protecting your property from live fleas - you also have to worry about eggs. When fleas are carried into the home, it's likely that eggs are dropped around the residence. These can fall into cracks and crevices in the floor, so pest management is of the utmost importance.

  • Check your pet: You can quickly check whether or not your furry companion has a flea infestation by running a damp white towel over his fur. If the cloth comes away with red dots or small streaks, chances are, your pet has fleas. These marks indicate flea droppings. If you come across this problem, bathe your pet immediately with flea shampoo and tend to the rest of the home, paying extra attention to areas that he frequents, such as his bed and playroom

  • Vacuum thoroughly: Fleas are small, and so are their eggs. Any eggs that may have fallen into cracks in the floor can hatch and introduce an infestation. This underscores the importance of tending to pest management tasks on a frequent basis. Doing so can ensure that a problem doesn't develop

  • Tend to pet beds: Chances are, your pet will encounter fleas at some point. Change his bedding regularly and vacuum the area around the bed

Flea infestations can happen quickly and across many rooms within the house. Don't hesitate to reach out for help from services such as Abell Pest Control. These experts will be able to resolve the problem quickly and in its entirety, returning your home to normal efficiently.

About the author:

Abell Pest Control is a family owned Canadian company dedicated to providing effective, professional and courteous service in pest management. Abell is proud to announce its 90th year of providing quality pest control services to North America. Started in 1924 with one office, Abell now employs several hundred people with branch offices across Canada and the United States.

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