What To Do About A Flea Infestation In Your New Haven County Home

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Just when you thought that no one could love your pet as much as you do, surprise! Fleas adore your pets so much that they stay put until you physically dislodge them through grooming or other means. And not only are these insects bad for your pet, but they can also be a health hazard to humans. 
Luckily, Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control provides the most comprehensive pest control in New Haven County, including effective flea removal. We arm our experienced team of professionals with the knowledge and tools to get you back to pest-free living again. Read on to learn more about how to get rid of fleas and the measures you can take to keep them away from you and your pets.

How To Tell If You Have A Flea Infestation In Your Home

If you suspect a flea infestation in your home, look no further than your furry, four-legged family member. If they’re excessively gnawing, biting, licking, or scratching themselves, that’s the clearest indicator that they have fleas. You can also check their fur for multiple dark dots, either the insects themselves or the excrement they’ve left behind after consuming their blood meal.

The Dangerous Diseases Fleas Are Known To Spread

As loveable as your pets are, they participate in a rather diabolical act, unbeknownst to them – they transport fleas from outdoors right into your house. These insects can rapidly breed left unaddressed, creating an all-out flea infestation. Fleas are capable of transmitting the disease to humans. Take a look at the following list of four illnesses you can get through fleas:

  1. Murine Typhus
  2. Tularemia
  3. Bubonic Plague
  4. Tungiasis

Typhus is prominent in the southern states, while the plague is more common in the northern states. Both diseases are transmitted directly through flea bites. These infectious diseases require medical treatments prescribed by your doctor, such as antibiotics. To reduce your chances of getting a flea infestation, take a look at our three tips below:

  1. Check your pets for fleas regularly.
  2. Clean the areas frequently where your pets sleep.
  3. Prevent your pets from entering areas where fleas are likely, such as crawl spaces.

Remember that your local pest control is one of the best options for getting rid of fleas in your home, so contact Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control for further assistance.

Why It's So Hard To Completely Get Rid Of Fleas On Your Own

Completely eradicating a flea infestation without professional assistance is a challenging task. For starters, fleas can reproduce at an alarming rate. So, even if only a few of these insects entered your home via your pet’s furry backside, an infestation can quickly occur and then spread. Since fleas have flattened bodies, they can move throughout their host’s fur with ease. And with extremely strong exoskeletons, they’re tough to crush. Fleas also possess an incredible jumping ability with an astounding eight-inch vertical leap from the ground. So, they can rapidly spring out of dangerous situations and disappear when they do.  

The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation

Ultimately, the best way to get rid of fleas is by enlisting the services of a professional exterminating company. Experienced technicians will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your property, inside and out, to determine the most effective treatment plan to eliminate fleas in your home fast.

At Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control, we’ve been in the pest management business for over 30 years. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team can tackle infestations for any residence, from a studio apartment to a sprawling estate. We make customers our number one priority and always strive to exceed expectations. Our estimates are free with no obligation, so contact us today.