Pest Control – Fleas

 

There are quite a lot of different pests that might require your immediate interference. However, the truth is that the majority of them are going to be rather tough to handle on your own and that’s why you should most certainly consider using the services of a professional. Being experienced in situations of the kind is going to help you quite a lot.

 

However, fleas are without a doubt one of the most common type of pests which are going to infest certain households. They can be introduced through a variety of different sources. Unfortunately, they are known for being able to carry quite a lot of different diseases and infections, and that’s why they should be taken care of immediately.

 

Fleas – The Way They Look

 

Fleas have a rather characteristic appearance. The majority of the adult insects are going to be particularly small, and they have no wings. They would usually get to a size of no more than 2.5 millimeters in length. Their bodies are usually covered with microscopic hair. What is more, they are compressed enough which allows them to move quickly and conveniently through the hair and fur of different animals – which is also their natural habitat. They are shiny and usually rather red-brown in color which is characteristic.

 

How They Behave?

 

Adult fleas are well-known parasites which are going to go on drawing the blood from the host animal. Larvae of fleas, on the other hand, are known for feeding on the organic debris which contains blood that’s not yet digested. The most common targets of these insects are furry animals such as cats, squirrels, rabbits, dogs and all sorts of both wild as well as domesticated animals. Another pretty characteristic ability of this particular fest is the fact that they are capable of jumping significant distances. Even though they have no wings, they can easily get from one animal to another by jumping through.

 

Control Methods – How to Handle Fleas

 

As far as controlling the pest goes, there are a few things that you would need to account for. Right off the bat, you should know that the most common introducer of fleas in your home is your pet animal. Of course, it’s not uncommon for a person to catch a flea while outside near animals himself. The insect relies on blood meals, so people are also a convenient target for them.

 

However, it is important to identify the stage of the infestation. In any case, it is always better to rely on the services of a professional to help you out. Our company has a lot of experience in this particular field, and we are capable of handling fleas quickly. We have developed different methods of handling the pest based on the stage of development. With this in mind, we can use a particularly powerful vacuum in order to get rid of the fleas as well as of their larvae. Furthermore, we can also carry out treatment through growth regulators which are going to interfere with the development of the insect at an early stage and thus prevent its further spread.