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Fleas are without a doubt one of the most dreaded and feared insects on the face of the planet. And they should be, as they are a complete and total nightmare to rid yourself of entirely. If you’ve ever dealt with an infestation previously, you know exactly what we are talking about. Maybe you’ve found your way to this page because this is your first occurrence. Whatever the situation, fleas are not fun insects to deal with. Complete, total, and effective removal usually requires the assistance of a trained pest management professional. That’s exactly what we are here to help you accomplish. Here’s everything you need to know about this annoying little pest to get you started.
Why Do Fleas Like Animals?
As uneducated as you likely are regarding the flea, you probably know that they are a parasite that prefers the animal to the human. They do possess the ability to bite humans, but 99 percent of the time they will prefer the animal over the human. There is a reason for this. One of the big reasons for this is because your furry friends are usually constantly indoors and outdoors, making them an ideal candidate for this bloodsucker.
The fur is another big reason for this. Humans do not have the type of fur that pets have. This fur protects them and gives them the feeling of safety as they feed. With all that being said, fleas also like your home. If they’ve found their way on your furry friends, they’ll also take up residence in the home. They’ll live in your carpets, bedding, towels, and embed into any similar surface they can. You’ll have to treat yourself, your pets, and your home entirely in order to eliminate the infestation in full.
Will You Be Able To See The Fleas On Your Pets?
While it is fairly easy to tell if your pet is infected with fleas, it isn’t always definitive that you’ll be able to see them on your pet. They are already extremely tiny crawlers and embed deep into the fur. It honestly comes down to how bad the infestation is. If the infestation is bad, it goes without saying that you likely be able to see the pests crawling around on your animals. These tiny, little parasites will be moving and jumping across your pet’s body.
In addition to this, you’ll need to keep an eye out for flea dirt. If the infestation is minor, of course, it’ll be harder to spot the parasites. If this is the case, there are some more specific areas you’ll want to keep an eye on. These would be the armpits, the groin, the back, the legs, the stomach, and the face.
With this in mind, the entire process of scouring your pet will be much easier with the assistance of a flea comb. This is an ultra-fine-tooth comb specifically designed for the tasks at hand. As a bonus, it can also help remove flea dirt when found on your pet. This is an accessory you can pick up at any pet specialty or big box store.
Know If Your Pet Has Fleas
The key to a flea infestation is hitting the problem as early as possible. The earlier you spot the problem, the easier it’ll be able to tackle. Fleas are extremely small, but they are not entirely impossible to see. You can simply check your pet closely for small, dark-colored bugs that jump and fly. Just keep in mind, just because you don’t see any, it doesn’t necessarily mean your pet isn’t infected. Learning to spot the telltale signs of an infestation can greatly help with this.
Flea dirt is the first thing you’ll want to keep an eye out for. This will be the biggest sign, but there are other ways to make a positive determination. Look for flea eggs, skin inflammation, excessive scratching, excessive biting, scabs, red spots, unexplained loss of hair, or tapeworms. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, you’ll want to get our local office on the phone immediately. We can get someone out to the property within the next 24 hours to start working our magic.
Why Hire Us!
- Our pest control company is centralized in the city to ensure quick access to the Business District and residential neighborhoods
- Our flea control inspection and consultation services are free to the local community
- We hire locals to give back to our community
- We are licensed and insured to protect our customers from potential fraud
Our Service Area
Woodson Terrace, Winchester, Wildwood, Wellston, Webster Groves, Warson Woods, Vinita Park, Velda City, Valley Park, University City, Twin Oaks, Town And Country, Sunset Hills, Shrewsbury, St John, St Ann, Rock Hill, Richmond Heights, Pine Lawn, Pasadena Hills, Pagedale, Pacific, Overland, Olivette, Oakland, Northwoods, Normandy, Moline Acres, Maryland Heights, Maplewood, Manchester, Lakeshire, Ladue, Kirkwood, Kinloch, Jennings, Huntleigh, Hazelwood, Greendale, Green Park, Glendale, Frontenac, Florissant, Flordell Hills, Ferguson, Fenton, Eureka, Ellisville, Edmundson, Des Peres, Dellwood, Crystal Lake Park, Creve Coeur, Crestwood, Country Club Hills, Cool Valley, Clayton, Clarkson Valley, Chesterfield, Charlack, Calverton Park, Bridgeton, Brentwood, Breckenridge Hills, Black Jack, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bella Villa, Ballwin.
Zip Codes We Service
63188, 63179, 63178, 63177, 63169, 63166, 63163, 63158, 63157, 63156, 63155, 63151, 63147, 63146, 63145, 63144, 63143, 63141, 63140, 63139, 63138, 63137, 63136, 63135, 63134, 63133, 63132, 63131, 63130, 63129, 63128, 63127, 63126, 63125, 63124, 63123, 63122, 63121, 63120, 63119, 63118, 63117, 63116, 63115, 63114, 63113, 63112, 63111, 63110, 63109, 63108, 63107, 63106, 63105, 63104, 63103, 63102, 63101.