Oh, fleas. Arguably one of the most annoying pests to have in your home. Once you have them, it’s going to take a lot to get rid of them. So, what causes flea infestations? What attracts fleas into your home in the first place? Will they go away on their own? How do you get rid of them? These are all fantastic questions we get from desperate homeowners who cannot seem to get rid of their flea problem. At EcoTech, our job is both to educate and eliminate. If you are having flea problems in your home, not only will we be eliminating your issue but we will work to educate on how to prevent them from coming right back.
What Is A Flea?
A flea is a tiny brown bug that is generally no more than 1/8 of an inch long. They are small, wingless bloodsuckers that can be very hard to see. Fleas are incredible jumpers and will typically use their 6 long legs to jump from place to place. Typically, please bring your pets inside. Cats and dogs are notorious for bringing them in but once they are inside, the infestation really begins.
How Do Fleas Live In Your Home?
If you notice your dog or cat excessively scratching, it may be a sign they have fleas. Other signs may include hair loss where fleas are biting them and even some welts and red skin. This can also happen in humans too! Most commonly, fleas bite at your ankles and begin to cluster quite quickly. So as your dogs or cat battle to get fleas off, these little critters find their way into your bedding, furniture and floor cracks, hiding and reproducing. Typically, a flea’s life span only lasts about 100 days. However, if the conditions are favorable, a flea can live indoors for up to a year! Gross!
Getting Rid Of Fleas
If you think you have a flea problem, it’s important to treat it right away. First and foremost, if you are protecting your pets with flea repellent, you are also protecting your home. Preventative action is the best course of treatment when it comes to fleas! However, if they have already reached your home, it’s best to get our professionals to come out and take a look. We will not only treat your entire home but your yard as well, reducing the number of fleas in the general area. As we do this, we utilize our less toxic organic product line making it safe for your family and your pets.
For more information about flea infestations and the best course of extermination for these annoying pests, give EcoTech a call today. Contact us today at (763) 785-1414.