What To Do When Fleas Invade Your Home

Fleas are a common pest you may encounter if you have cats and dogs.

They’re not just a nuisance; they can pose a health risk to your pets and potential health issues for humans. Therefore, you’ll want to catch an infestation early to avoid the situation worsening.

Fleas multiply rapidly as females can lay approximately 15,000 eggs in one lifespan. Therefore, if you spot one flea, there’s likely more. Once you notice the presence of fleas, contact a professional pest controller.

How do fleas behave?

A female flea feeds on the blood of animals and lays its eggs on the animal too. Eggs often fall onto other areas of your home, such as furniture, carpets, and clothing. The eggs morph into larvae resulting in a more considerable amount of fleas.

What are the signs of a flea infestation?

1) Pets that scratch themselves constantly

Pets may also bite or lick themselves more often than usual to remove fleas from their fur.

2) Fleas on your pet’s fur

You may notice fleas, flea dirt, and droppings on your pet’s fur. So, next time you’re cuddling or stroking your pet, look closer and deeper into their coat to see if fleas are present. An easy way to do this is to put a few drops of water onto a piece of paper and comb it through the fur. If you notice any black specks falling onto the article, you’ll know it’s fleas.

3) Bite marks on your arm

After stroking or holding your pet for long periods, you may notice tiny red bite marks on your arm. You or other household members may also have bite marks around the ankles, as fleas can hide in carpets or the floor.

4) Seeing fleas in your home

The most obvious indication of fleas is to see them around the house. You’ll spot them jumping around on soft furnishings.

Sometimes fleas enter your home due to other causes, such as people who visit your home with fleas attached to their clothes. Or you may visit someone’s home that already has a flea infestation. Nevertheless, don’t delay in seeking solutions when you spot the signs.

Ideally, call a professional pest controller who can offer top-grade solutions to eradicate them quickly.