How to Recognize Flea Infestations in Souderton
May 7, 2019
Are you noticing itchy bites on your body? Are your pets itching frequently? These are potential indicators of a flea infestation. At Moyer Pest, we want to make sure you recognize a flea infestation when you see one. Early detection can save homeowners a lot of trouble! Fleas breed quickly and can become a huge nuisance. Not only are they irritating, but they can affect your health and the health of your pets. Fleas spread illnesses and parasites. A bite can also result in an infection. To learn everything you need to know about the negative effects of fleas, check out: Are Flea Infestations Dangerous in Pennsylvania?
Summer is a high-risk time for Souderton homes to become subject to flea infestations. There are some risk factors that could be putting your home at even more risk. A common condition that can cause a flea infestation is when there are rodents on your property. Whether they have invaded your home or not, this is a problem. If rodents are in your yard, they could pass fleas to your pets who will then bring them inside. And fleas could hop onto you or an item you're carrying to hitch a ride inside.
One risk factor that brings rodents onto your property is clutter in the form of untrimmed vegetation, dead trees, leaf piles, etc. Trash cans that aren’t tightly sealed can also attract rodents. Another risk factor for fleas is not protecting your pets. Pet-owners should always check with their veterinarian to make sure they are using the recommended flea control. Bathing them frequently also may help cut down on fleas. Year-round flea prevention for Souderton homes is highly recommended.
Signs of a Flea Infestation
Itchy bites! Itchy family members or pets are usually the first sign of a flea infestation! (Check your pets. Gently separate your pet’s fur with your hands to inspect near the skin. If you see small black bugs these are probably fleas. You may also notice flea feces along the pet’s coat that looks like black or red specks. A flea comb can be helpful with inspecting your pet.)
Fleas in rugs. (Inspect your rugs for signs of fleas. You can do this by putting on white socks and shuffling your feet along the rug. Fleas will be easier to spot against the white socks.)
Fleas on furniture. (Inspect furniture. Sometimes fleas will dwell on upholstered furniture or in bedding.)
Get Protection with Professional Treatment
Moyer Pest Control can protect humans and pets from fleas. Whether you have fleas, rodents, or other pests, contact us to get started in making your Souderton home pest-free. Our Service Professionals™ are trained to handle any type of pest infestation. Stop itching by scheduling with us today or give us a call!