Pennsylvania Flea Control
Fleas have a horrible reputation for being a dirty, annoying pest. The truth is, fleas are not a major health risk to humans, but the scratching of irritated flea bites can lead to infection. On top of that, fleas can worsen respiratory sicknesses and cause complications. Your pet may experience pain during an allergic reaction to flea saliva or even get anemia from constant loss of blood.
To protect your home or business from fleas in Pennsylvania, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What Are Fleas?
Fleas are considered to be parasites. They are black in color and small in size – less than 2 cm. Unlike flies, they do not have wings. To survive, they feed on the blood of animals like dogs, cats, and humans. Even though it is small, a flea is efficient at doing one thing, very well. PA exterminators at Viking Pest explain their entire body is designed to maximize the amount of blood it can extract from an unsuspecting host. The head is covered in spikes and they use their mouths to puncture the skin in search of their favorite meal.
How to Identify Fleas
It only takes a single flea to incite an infestation. Because of this, being able to identify what fleas look like and how they act will help you recognize and address the potential problems. Fleas look tiny and black to the eye and they enjoy hiding in fur in search of a good feeding spot. They move quickly and can even jump making them difficult to catch. The reason why fleas can become a problem so quickly is that the female flea is capable of producing enough eggs to kick-off an infestation in just a few months explain the PA pest control experts at Viking Pest. They can enter your home or business easily because they are usually attached to common backyard wildlife like squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons. When these pests come in contact with household pets like cats and dogs they can easily enter your PA home or business.
What problems Can Fleas Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners?
When a pet with fleas runs and moves about the house, they can drop flea eggs along the way onto furniture and floors. Essentially, wherever the pet decides to go, the fleas follow. There are some common threats that fleas pose to humans and pets alike. First, there is a high chance that an unchecked flea infestation on a pet can cause anemia or low iron levels. They can consume more than 15 times their weight in blood. If your pet has pale gums or a low energy level, these may be an indication of an infestation.
Another threat is tapeworms and this happens when a flea is already infected with tapeworm larvae and a pet swallows the flea. Allergic reactions can happen as well from the saliva of the flea as some pets are sensitive to the enzymes. Some reactions can be severe.
When Are Fleas Active in Pennsylvania?
The PA pest control experts at Viking Pest explain fleas are less active during the colder months of the year. Spring into December is the high season for fleas in Pennsylvania and infestations do increase during this time of the year.
How to Control Fleas in Pennsylvania
To control fleas, the PA pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend vacuuming as this can help decrease the number of adult fleas. To rid your PA home or business from the eggs and larvae hidden deep within the carpet fibers, call the PA exterminators at Viking Pest. Our highly-trained and certified pest management professionals are experts on flea behavior and control in Pennsylvania.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Get Rid of Fleas in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent fleas from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!