Fleas are known for spreading diseases to humans and their pets, causing everything from typhus to bartonellosis. They not only cause uncomfortable itching but can also share all kinds of illnesses for cats and dogs, such as tapeworms and mycoplasma haemofelis, a serious bacterial disease.
In short: fleas aren’t good for anyone in your home, but especially not your pets. Taking preventative measures before flea season is in full effect will help to protect your family and pets from these bloodsucking pests. At McCall Service, we specialize in making sure flea infestations don’t turn into a circus. Use these tips for flea prevention to keep everyone in your home healthy. Already have a flea problem? Give McCall Service a call.
Pet Safety: How to Get Rid of Fleas
Give Your Pets Flea Treatments
How are fleas dangerous to your pets? Fleas can transmit diseases to your cat or dog through repetitive bites. Even non-infected fleas cause problems for your pets as they infest their fur. Your dog or cat may scratch the bite areas, causing bleeding and fur loss. Treating your pets with a preventative flea medication can keep the pests from harming your dog or cat and keep them from hitching a ride into your house.
Vacuum Your Carpets Daily
Pet safety should be your number one priority during flea season. When these pests invade your home, they can hide deep in carpet fibers and go weeks and sometimes months without a blood meal. They also breed and lay eggs in the carpets, which can lay dormant for months before they hatch. If you suspect fleas in your home, vacuum the carpets every day. You'll suck up the eggs and fleas and prevent a massive infestation.
Invest in a Flea Control Service
DIY methods of flea removal only put a bandage on the problem. They don't cure it. All the vacuuming in the world won't help if you have a full-blown flea infestation in your home. Consider hiring a pest control professional who can diagnose the problem and treat your home with the right methods, getting rid of the fleas and keeping them out.
McCall's Flea Control Professionals
Using DIY methods isn't how to get rid of fleas effectively. When fleas have taken over your home, the qualified flea control technicians at McCall Service can help. Let us inspect your home for fleas and apply the appropriate treatments to eliminate the infestation, keeping these pests from causing harm to you, your family and your pets.