Fleas aren't only nuisance pests; they're also disease carriers. These tiny blood-sucking insects are an external parasite and feed on both humans and animals. They're commonly found in tall grasses and buried in the fur of dogs and cats. If fleas have infested your property, you can do a few things to keep them out of your home.
3 Ways to Prevent Flea Infestations
Protect your lawn from stray animals.
Keeping wildlife and stray pets off your property is one way to prevent a flea infestation. If infested animals walk on your lawn, they can deposit fleas into the grass. These fleas will go on to breed and to infest your property. Securing your yard with a fence will keep out flea-infested neighborhood animals like cats and dogs.
Vacuum your home regularly.
It doesn't take long for fleas to lay eggs once they're inside your home. You can prevent an unnecessary infestation by vacuuming the carpets and the rugs two or three times per week, especially if you live in a high-risk flea area. Vacuuming will pick up most of the eggs, including any larvae and adults in the carpet fibers.
Pretreat your yard as a precautionary measure.
Prevention is the best defense against fleas. Even if you put a fence around your yard, squirrels and other flea-infested animals could enter your property from above. If mice and other rodents are hiding on your property, you could still get a flea infestation. It's best to hire a pest control technician to inspect your lawn for fleas. A technician will apply the appropriate treatments to kill infestations, as well as use preventative treatments to safeguard your lawn from future pests.
Eliminate Fleas With Professional Pest Control
Securing your property, vacuuming on a regular basis and pretreating for fleas are the ideal ways to control unwanted infestations. Your pet dogs and cats can pick up fleas by walking through infested areas and carry them into your home. Once the fleas are inside, they get into the carpets and lay eggs. Kline Pest Control will treat your home and lawn for flea infestations. We'll eliminate fleas at all life stages and help to keep them from reinfesting your property in the future.