Delaware Flea Control
Fleas are typically an unwelcome guest. Fleas have a reputation for carrying diseases, causing infections and other health complications. Most commonly known for their attachment to household pets, fleas can cause anemia and severe allergic reactions. To protect your home or business from fleas in Delaware, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Fleas?
Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain most consider fleas to be insects but they are technically parasites. They are black and very small in size, measuring out at around 3 millimeters. Even though they do not have wings, they can still jump and move very quickly. The function of their body is for one sole purpose, sucking blood. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains the head is has a number of spikes and their mouths pierce the skin in pursuit of their desired meal. In order to survive, they need to feed on the blood from hosts like dogs, cats, and humans. Since a single flea can set off an infestation, being able to recognize what they look like and how they operate is important.
How to Identify Fleas
Fleas look tiny and black to the eye and can be found hiding in fur feeding on their host. Fleas are able to move positions quickly and because they can jump, they are a challenge to catch. Controlling fleas in Delaware is difficult without the help of a pest control expert like Viking Pest because a single female is capable of starting an infestation within a few months this pest can get out of control quickly. Fleas typically gain access to your home after household pets, like cats and dogs, come in contact with these rodent-carrying fleas outside.
What problems Can Fleas Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
When a pet infested with fleas goes around the house, they leave behind a trail of eggs. These land on the floor and in furniture, or wherever else the pet chooses to visit. A flea infestation left indefinitely on a pet can cause anemia this is because of the flea’s impressive ability to gorge 15 times their body weight so if you notice your pet has pale gums or abnormally low energy levels, it could be evidence of an infestation.
When a flea is infected by tapeworm larvae and then a pet eats the flea, a tapeworm can start to grow inside. This can be devastating for the animal. Yet another threat is severe allergic reactions can result from flea saliva.
When Are Fleas Active in Delaware?
Local Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest state during the colder, winter months, fleas are less active; however, during the spring into December, they are more active and It is during this period that infestations increases.
How to Prevent Fleas in Delaware
Vacuuming can be effective in reducing the number of adult flea counts, but the suction unusually misses the eggs and larvae located in between the carpet fibers. Since fleas are very small, move quickly, and reproduce at alarming rates, calling the Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest is the best was to prevent a flea infestation throughout your Delaware home or business. Viking Pest’s certified pest management professionals will recommend the best treatment specifically for your Delaware home or business that will prevent fleas from invading your space.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Fleas in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent fleas from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!