Fight fleas in the home

If the infestation is low, you can fight fleas yourself with commercially available approved agents. In the case of an established flea infestation, where the development stages are at different locations within your property, you need help from a professional pest controller who ensures effective flea control with approved flea treatment and the correct treatment intervals. The infected organisms themselves must always be treated by a doctor.

The thought of fleas around the house is enough to make most people itch – but a flea infestation is not your fault. Fleas jump from other animals/people or places on your pets, which they then bring home. And if there are fleas, you want to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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Professional control of fleas

There are several things you can do by yourself to get rid of fleas. However, early detection and control are crucial. Below is our checklist for a flea-free home:

  • First, have pets treated by the veterinarian for prevention/control with flea products.
  • Thorough cleaning of carpets, upholstery and sleeping areas for pets.
  • Application of insecticides in infested areas, e.g. B. on carpets, upholstered furniture and in cracks and joints near the floor. If necessary, treatment of neighbouring rooms as well.
  • Additional use of long-term preparations.

AAA Termites and Pest Control offers you a mobile on-call service that specialises in flea control. Our experts are fast, effective and guarantee you, your family and your pets a professional solution to the problem. For further information or to arrange a visit with one of our competent technical advisors, please give us a call: Tel. +330 723-2515.

Protect your house and apartment from fleas

Fleas are common in houses and apartments where pets (e.g. cats or dogs) are kept or kept in the past.

Fleas can transmit diseases. However, this is rarely the case in America. The main nuisance for humans and pets is the itching caused by flea bites caused by dog ​​fleas or cat fleas. Humans are often also infested in the case of severe infestation or the absence of their host animals.

Identify fleas

There are several different types of fleas. Most are about 2 to 3 mm long and red or brown.

Adult fleas pierce the skin surface of warm-blooded animals or birds and feed on their blood. On the other hand, Flea larvae feed on organic matter in carpets or beds so that good hygiene can slow down their life cycle.

Flea pupae can survive dormant for up to two years. You wake up to the vibration of kicks. It is, therefore, possible that a flea infestation will go undetected for a long time, especially if houses have been vacant for an extended period of time.

Dog fleas

Dog fleas feed on the blood of infected dogs and cats and sometimes bite humans as well. The dog flea can jump over 15 cm and thus moves from host to host. It also lives on lawns in front gardens. Flea bites can cause discomfort, itching, redness, hair loss, severe skin infections and allergic reactions.

Cat fleas

Cat fleas bite people. But they cannot survive on the human body. For example, they bite their hands when cats are petted, or the cat sleeping area is cleaned. Usually, however, more fleas live on the carpet or in the cat bed than on the cat itself, which is why cat flea bites mainly occur on the feet, ankles and lower legs.

Recognise flea bites

Fleas are far more unpleasant for animals than for humans, in whom they often only cause discomfort. Flea bites can be recognised by a tiny red dot surrounded by a reddened area. The resulting swelling is less than that of other biting or stinging insects. A flea will often bite the same spot two or three times in search of blood.

A flea bite can be felt immediately but not particularly painful. The itching caused by the body’s defensive reaction is far more uncomfortable. For more tips, see Biting Insects and the Effects.

Children are, particularly at risk. On the one hand, because they often play on the floor and, on the other hand, children are more sensitive to flea bites than adults.

After taking multiple bites from fleas, allergic reactions such as lichen or eczema may occur. In these cases, we recommend that you consult a doctor or pharmacist.

Protecting your pets from flea infestations

Even the best precautions cannot wholly prevent your pets, such as cats and dogs, from becoming infected with fleas.

You can recognise a flea infestation by the fact that your pet scratches itself frequently and tries to bite the fleas in its fur. A flea comb and regular grooming can keep the flea infestation from spreading. It is also essential to consult a pet store or veterinarian about how to control fleas.

We recommend a visit to the vet in the event of reddened skin or thin spots in your pet’s fur.

Professional flea control

If you share your living space with pets, it is essential to avoid a flea infestation. Here are a few tips:

  • Vacuum your pets’ carpets and sleeping areas regularly to get rid of fleas and their larvae. The higher the suction power, the more thorough the cleaning. Carefully empty or throw away the vacuum cleaner bag, as the fleas and larvae will not die in it.
  • Knock out rugs and dog and cat beds outdoors to shake off fleas and flea larvae.
  • Wash dog and cat beds weekly at least 60 ° C
  • Be careful when moving beds or rugs around your living space. Flea larvae and eggs can thus be transferred to other rooms.
  • If possible, place dog and cat beds on tile or wooden floors.

If the infestation is low, you can fight fleas with commercially available flea agents such as insecticides or sprays. Established flea infestation is when several rooms are infested. In this case, you need help from a professional exterminator who will ensure effective flea control using a special flea treatment.

AAA Termites and Pest Control offers you an on-call service that deals with flea control as well as other problems with vermin in your home. It is fast, effective and guarantees you, your family and your pets the most excellent possible protection and security against pests.

For further information or to arrange an appointment with one of our competent technical advisors, please give us a call: Tel. +330 723-2515.