Many people believe that fleas will invade a home by catching a ride on a family pet like a cat or dog. Using a flea collar or other medication to help your pet repel fleas can work, but if you forget to change the collar as it gets older, or forget to apply the medication, your pets may have an increased chance of bringing these pests home with them. However, fleas may also come in by attaching themselves to you or your family members when you have spent time outdoors.
Fleas pose problems for pets and humans. Fleas can cause itchy rashes which may also cause severe allergic reactions for people who are susceptible to them. Fleas can cause problems both inside your house, and outside in your yard, which is why you need comprehensive flea control that will not only eliminate them throughout your property, but will also lessen the chance of them finding an easy way to infest your home.
Our expert flea control technicians can inspect your home and determine what type of pest is bothering you. The free inspection includes an estimate along with a treatment plan specifically designed for your needs. Contact EcoTek today to schedule your flea inspection.
Important facts about fleas
The first step in flea control is to correctly identify the pest as fleas. Some people may confuse fleas with bed bugs or other pests that bite and feed on blood. Each pest has a different set of habits, and the treatments are tailored to most effectively deal with the pest that has invaded your home. The best way to determine the type of infestation you are dealing with is to contact the experts at EcoTek. We offer free pest control inspections that will include a treatment plan for whatever pests that we find with a list of the costs of treatment.
- Female fleas can eat up to 15 times more than her own body weight in blood.
- Fleas can bite you or your pet up to 100 times a day because they are voracious eaters.
- Fleas have been around for millions of years.
- Fleas live for two to three months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What diseases do fleas spread to my pets?
Fleas can spread cat-scratch fever to both your cats and dogs. They also can spread tapeworms to your dogs. Additionally, dogs and catch may cause your pets to scratch enough that sores form which can become infected. If your pet has any signs of these diseases, you should take it to the vet.
What can I do to prevent my pets getting fleas?
The best way to prevent your pet from getting fleas is to use a flea control method. You can choose between a flea collar, medication you apply to your pet’s skin or an oral medication. You can talk to your vet about the best option for your pet.
Do you have an organic treatment option?
We have an organic treatment option available. We also have a safe conventional treatment option that we can use in your home. After your initial treatment, we can apply an exterior treatment every six weeks if you sign up for a pest control plan.
Do I need to be home during a treatment?
You do not need to be home during a treatment. However, we do ask that pets be removed from the home during the treatment and for four hours after it takes place. You will need to make a plan for your pets if you are not going to be home.
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