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Are Flea Infestations In New Castle County Preventable?

March 4, 2019

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Are flea infestations in New Castle county preventable?

If you’ve ever had fleas in your home, you know how miserable it can be. What may start out as one or two fleas quickly grows to dozens, hundreds, or even more. They hop all over your floors, cover you with itchy bites and make your pets scratch non-stop. The good news is that flea infestations in New Castle county are preventable.

When are fleas active?

Fleas are most active in New Castle county during the spring and summer, when the weather is warm. They’re most likely to get onto your property on the backs of wildlife. Then they drop off onto your lawn, get picked up by a pet or family member, and are brought into your home.
However, just because the temperatures get too cold for fleas to survive winter outside, that doesn’t mean they don’t survive. If you have a rodent infestation, fleas can easily come in on the backs of these furry pests and end up bothering you, as well. Similarly, if you already have fleas in your home from the spring, summer, or fall, they can survive inside your home through the winter, if they have a host.

Which factors allow fleas to thrive?

Since fleas typically make their way onto your property by riding in on area wildlife, the way that fleas will thrive on your property is if your property is attractive to wildlife. If wildlife rarely comes onto your property, your chances of a flea infestation are much lower.

Which factors attract wildlife?

  • Tall grass.
  • Lawn debris.
  • Leaf litter.
  • Wood piles.
  • Outdoor food and water sources.
  • Vegetation that grows close to your home.
  • Open garbage containers.
  • Cracks, gaps, and holes that provide access to the inside of your home.

How to Prevent Fleas from Getting into Your New Castle County Home

Keeping your property well-maintained is your best line of defense against a flea infestation.
A few tips to help avoid fleas include:
  • Trim the grass,
  • Pick up lawn debris and clutter.
  • Cut back vegetation.
  • Remove any food sources.
  • Keep all holes and cracks around your home sealed
  • Keep your pets up-to-date on flea treatments.
These prevention tips aren’t 100% effective 100% of the time. If you do find your home infested by fleas, attempting to eliminate them on your own can often be an exercise in frustration. Vacuuming often leaves behind the eggs and larvae buried deep within your carpet fibers. Flea bombs can leave behind dangerous residue while still not eliminating every flea.
The safest, most effective, and least frustrating way to take care of a flea infestation is to call Moyer Pest Control. We can not only eliminate your entire flea problem, we will also help you prevent a future outbreak by determining and correcting weaknesses in your home’s defenses.
If you find yourself with itchy flea bites, give us a call at Moyer Pest Control. We can help make flea infestations in your New Castle County home preventable.

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