The Dangers of Fleas in Your Home

The Dangers of Fleas in Your Home

Fleas can be one of the worst infestations in a Southern Oregon home.  If you have fleas or know of anyone that has fleas in their home, then you know how hard it is to get rid of them.  Most of the time, fleas enter the home with an animal, but this doesn’t always have to be the case.  Making the decision to be ruthless about getting rid of them is the only way to make sure they are eliminated from your home and the area around your home.

The Bites

If you have fleas, then you could have bites around your feet and ankles.  This is because they are in the carpet or on the furniture in your home.  While fleas are an annoyance to humans, they are overly aggressive with animals and can cause diseases and illnesses that are irreversible.  If there are fleas in your home and you have a pet, it is important to have your pets and home treated.  Many people will have a pet treated and then bring them back into a home that still has fleas.  It is important that they have a healthy environment to come back to, once the fleas are off them.

How Many Fleas Do You Have in Your Home?

As disconcerting as it is, fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day.  If every flea does this, you can quickly have thousands of fleas in your home.  Once they lay the eggs, it takes several weeks before they hatch.  Therefore, the fleas tend to come back after you think you’ve solved the problem.  All the mature fleas may be dead, but the eggs aren’t!  Keeping up with the cleaning and care of your home so that there aren’t any flea eggs hanging around is almost impossible unless you have hours to dedicate every day.

If you think you have a problem with fleas in your home, A-One Exterminators can provide quick solutions to a flea infestation and get your household back to normal!  Your pets will thank you too.

 

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