If you own a cat or dog, you know that you must watch for fleas. This is especially true in the warmer months when our pets spend more time outside. Even just a few fleas can be irritating to cats and dogs. Heavier infestations can cause skin problems and anemia in smaller animals. Fleas can also be a problem for the humans in the house. Their bites aren’t necessarily painful but can lead to infections. The typical flea bite is a red spot with a halo. It itches, can produce hives and rashes. With more severe reactions it can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips or tongue, dizziness, nausea, and chest pain. Although the risk is very low, fleas can also transmit diseases including plague, typhus, and flea tapeworm.
Only adult fleas live on humans or pets. Although females lay eggs on the host, the eggs are not sticky and will easily fall off. They tend to gather in places where pets spend a lot of time – typically their sleeping area. The adult flea is only a fraction of the total population. Their eggs, larvae, and pupae significantly outnumber the adults. To treat a flea infestation, you have to get them all.
Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatments available. If you have (or suspect) a flea infestation, give us a call. Our trained technicians can provide a safe and effective solution to your pest problems.
If you have pests that are invading your home or office, call your local pest control professionals at AAA Pest Control.
If It Bugs You, Bug Us. – AAA Pest Control – 253-854-7117