Flea Removal & Control Services
Flea Insect Control
Dealing with fleas? These biting, difficult-to-see parasites can take root in your home and all-out take over. Flea removal can be a challenge because the insects multiply so quickly and are hard to eradicate. Flea control services with the help of EcoTek Pest Control may be your most logical solution to an infestation.
Most people deal with fleas because they have dogs or cats in the home. Therefore, they first try to mend the situation by treating their pets for fleas. Unfortunately, if you don’t achieve flea removal from the environment itself, the flea infestation can quickly return. We are here to help you get rid of fleas in your home or property in the most ecologically-conscious way to protect you and your pets.
Why Flea Removal & Control Is Needed
Fleas are actually one of the most common parasites found in the world and are specifically associated with animals that have fur like domestic dogs and cats. Fleas are tiny, usually only a few millimeters in length, and they have flat bodies that don’t have wings. The small stature and the shape of the body make a flea extremely difficult to see, especially if the flea is not full-grown. While fleas can’t fly, they are incredible at jumping long distances so quickly that they are hard to contain in one area.
What Do Fleas Eat?
Fleas are parasites, which means they live off of the blood of the host they are feeding on. Their preferred hosts are furry animals, including rodents. Therefore, fleas eat the blood of your dogs and cats, but they can also feed off of humans and be in a home if you have rodents. The flea will use its mouth to bite into the flesh of the host and drink its blood.
Where Are Fleas Commonly Found?
Fleas prefer to live on a host because it gives them easy access to the food they need to survive. This is why pet owners commonly find fleas living on their pets. If you look closely at an infested animal, you will see that the parasites are living, mating, and laying eggs right in the animal’s fur. However, fleas will also hang out in the grass, your home’s carpet flooring, in bedding, or on furniture.
Are Fleas Dangerous?
Fleas can cause a lot of discomfort because they bite your skin and cause you to itch, much like they do your pets. However, fleas are also notoriously associated with some alarming health risks, such as bacterial diseases and the transmission or spread of the bubonic plague. Fleas can also host tapeworms, which can be spread from one animal to another, and are associated with flea allergy dermatitis.
A Look at the Different Types of Fleas
Around 300 types of fleas are known to dwell in the United States, even though there are a few species that are most common. However, most people who have problems with fleas are dealing with cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) or dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis). In fact, about 90 percent of the fleas that people find on their dogs or cats are actually cat fleas.
Tips for Flea Removal & Control in Your Home
Fleas are an undeniable nuisance, and possibly a health threat for both pets and humans. Even though fleas can be difficult to control, there are a few things property owners can do to help control and prevent flea infestations, such as:
- Keeping the home clean and removing clutter
- Vacuuming floors, rugs, and furniture on a regular basis
- Changing bedding frequently, including washing any bedding used for pets
- Keeping the lawn mowed and preventing water or moisture around the house as much as possible
- Eliminating any rodents (also flea hosts) that are in the house or around the house
If you still have pets in the home, keeping fleas off the pets is the first line of defense against keeping them out of your home. Make sure the pet is bathed regularly, and talk to the veterinarian about flea control solutions. Don’t forget to periodically check the pet’s coat for fleas using a flea comb, and wash all toys and collars on a regular basis.
Leave Flea Removal to Professional Flea Control Services
Are you struggling with a flea problem in your home? Sometimes, the best route to rectify the problem is to get in touch with professionals who are well-trained in flea removal. At EcoTek, we take an eco-friendly approach to removing fleas from your property, and we work hard to help you keep the problem at bay for the long term. Reach out to our team to get a free estimate for flea control services in Spokane, WA.