Are Flea Infestations In Pensacola Hard To Treat?

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Fleas are notorious pests, easy to get and difficult to get rid of. However, despite how common these pests are, there is a lot of misinformation about them. Read on to learn more about these pests, how to identify an infestation, and how professional pest control in Pensacola from EnSec Pest & Lawn can help your home be flea-free today!

Fleas: Facts and Identification

If you want to get rid of fleas, it’s important to know how to identify an infestation, and to understand some general facts about them. Below are some of the common signs you might have fleas and how to identify them:

  • Odd pet behavior: If your pet is constantly licking, scratching, or chewing on themselves, this may be an indication that you have a flea infestation. You'll often notice this behavior long before you spot any actual fleas on your pet.
  • Tiny black dots on your pet: Although they're hard to see, fleas are visible to the naked eye, and will appear as small black dots on your pet. To check if your pet has fleas, part their fur and check the skin underneath as well as in the fur itself for these dots.
  • Seeing fleas in carpets or curtains: Fleas are often found in fabrics like drapes or in the carpet. To see if fleas are living in these areas, hold a white piece of paper to the drapes or wear white socks while walking on the carpet; this will make it easier to spot these tiny pests.
  • Fleas aren't just harmless pests; they're known for transmitting a variety of diseases to humans, including murine typhus and plague.

Your pets are at risk as well, as fleas can cause anemia, tapeworms, and cat scratch disease in animals. No matter how severe your flea infestation is, the professional service team members at EnSec Pest & Lawn have the skills, tools, treatments, and experience needed to permanently eliminate them from your home. If you’re itching for a solution, give us a call.

Do Fleas Die Without A Host?

Fleas are parasites, just like bed bugs and ticks. Parasites require a host to feed off of, and without it, they die. This is why fleas will latch onto anything they can, be it human or animal. They don’t discriminate so long as they can get a steady supply of blood to feed themselves and reproduce. 

DIY Flea Control Treatments 

While the best flea treatments for your home are with the help of a professional, there are some things everyone can do today to help prevent an infestation and help ease an existing one. Below are some easy tips:

  • Regularly wash pet bedding: Frequently washing your pets' beds and blankets in hot water and drying them on high heat can kill any fleas hiding in pet bedding. 
  • Keep your pets groomed: Regular baths and grooming sessions can both help avoid a flea problem and also alert you to one before it has the chance to get worse. Special flea combs and flea bath products can be used if you suspect your pet has fleas.
  • Talk to your veterinarian: One of the most effective ways to prevent a flea problem if you have pets is to administer a year-round flea preventive product. Your vet will be able to recommend the best option for your pets.
  • Maintain your yard: An unkempt lawn gives fleas plenty of places to hide and wait for you or your pets to walk by. Keep your grass cut short, clean up any leaf or brush piles, and clear out any other yard debris.

The pest experts at EnSec Pest & Lawn will implement proven prevention strategies to ensure your flea problem doesn’t return once your home has been treated.

Don't Let Fleas Take Over Your Home: Professional Treatments Help!

A flea infestation is overwhelming and incredibly frustrating. As a locally owned and operated pest control business, we understand that your home is your refuge, and you deserve to live in it comfortably and safely. We have been helping Pensacola homes be flea-free since 1997, and our treatments are proven with many years of successfully eliminating infestations. Let us help you win your home back from the fleas. Give us a call today.