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Does your home have a flea problem? Fleas can make their way into your home via your pet’s fur, resulting in everything from visible flea larvae and an unusually scratch-prone pet to small, irritating flea bites on yourself and members of your family.
While flea infestations can occur anywhere, they’re most common in houses and apartments that contain pets. Dogs and cats can contract fleas through contact with other animals while outside the house, resulting in a frustrating infestation when they return to your home.
As specialists in pest and insect control, we specialize in getting rid of flea infestations. From residential houses and apartments to places of business, our experienced team can carry out an effective flea extermination using safe, pet-friendly methods.
We’ve been operating for more than 45 years, serving residential and commercial customers throughout the New York City area. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us now by phone or email.
If you have a dog or cat, it’s surprisingly easy for a flea infestation to make its way into your home. Pets tend to pick up fleas from contact with other animals, meaning that even a quick encounter at the park or on the sidewalk can be enough to transfer fleas to your pet.
It’s even possible for indoor pets to pick up fleas. Indoor-only cats can get fleas as a result of contact with your clothing, backpack, and other items, all of which can potentially pick up fleas when you’re outside the home.
Luckily, flea infestations are fairly easy to spot. If you notice any of the key signs listed below, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a flea infestation:
Flea larvae around your pet’s bed. Flea larvae look like tiny worms, measuring about two to five millimeters long. If you spot flea larvae in or around your pet’s bed, it’s a good sign your pet has brought an infestation into your home. Prior to hatching, flea eggs have a “salt and pepper” appearance that makes them easy to identify in your pet’s bedding.
Your pet scratches itself excessively. Perhaps the most obvious sign of fleas, if your pet is scratching itself more than usual or scratching certain areas obsessively it’s a clear sign it needs to be checked for fleas. Irritating flea bites on yourself or members of your family. While fleas will normally target pets, it’s also possible for them to bite humans. Combined with any of the signs listed above, itchy bites are a good indicator that you have a flea problem at home.
Visible fleas. Finally, if you can spot fleas jumping around on your furniture, near your pet or on any surface, it’s an obvious sign that there’s a flea infestation in your home.
Solving a flea infestation can be very difficult. While there are “flea bombs” and other products on the market, these usually aren’t 100% effective at removing fleas from behind furniture and inside sheltered, hidden areas. Because of this, using a flea bomb or spray will usually “solve” the infestation for a few weeks, only to have it reoccur as the fleas multiply.
Instead of attempting a DIY solution if your pet has brought fleas into your home, the best way to solve the infestation for the long term is to contact our team. As specialists in flea infestation issues, we can exterminate the fleas using a range of safe, pet-friendly solutions.
Have you noticed fleas on your pet? Fleas can multiply quickly, making it best to contact us as soon as you notice the signs of an infestation.
As specialists in flea extermination, we can identify the source of the fleas and carry out a full removal. Our experienced team not only treats the visible fleas— but we also look for less obvious, hidden areas in your home that can often contain flea eggs and larvae.
With more than 45 years of experience serving customers throughout the New York City area, we’re here to help make your flea problems history. For more information or to request a quote for your flea infestation, please contact us now via phone or email.