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As Temperatures Go Down, Fleas Are A Bigger Threat Than Ever

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Pests thrive in Tampa, FL, where the heat and the humidity last for most of the year. Fleas are common in the Sunshine State and become more active in the fall, causing problems for residents across our service area. If they’ve have invaded your property and home, McCall Service can help.

Why are Fleas a Concern in the Fall?

A flea is active throughout the year in South Florida, but it prefers temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. When fall arrives, the temperatures are just right for this pest, and its activity ramps up. Before you know it, the flea population has exploded in yards across Tampa.

Flea Control Tips to Prevent an Infestation

Maintain your yard.

Tall grass and weeds give these pests a great place to hide in your yard. Mowing the lawn, pulling the weeds, and trimming the shrubbery will help keep flea populations low. In addition, taking this step will also prevent wildlife from entering your property and depositing fleas onto your lawn.

Treat your pets.

Treating your pets with flea products will help keep an infestation out of your home. If you fail to treat your dogs or cats, it will only take a quick walk through an infested area for them to pick up a few flea pests. Once your pets come indoors, they’ll deposit the blood-sucking insects onto the carpets and rugs, leading to an infestation in no time.

Vacuum regularly.

Vacuuming regularly will help to keep the flea population low as the vacuum sucks up the eggs and the adults. You’ll not only want to vacuum each day but also to throw away the vacuum bag in the outdoor trash bin after each use. For vacuums without bags, empty the contents into a plastic trash bag. Toss the bag in the trash bin outdoors, and clean the vacuum container with soap and water.

Professional Flea Control for Your Home

Don’t let your guard down this fall. Take preventative action with professional flea control from McCall Service. Our experienced technicians in Tampa, FL will inspect your property for flea infestations and employ effective treatments to eliminate them on the spot.

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