All The Ways Fleas Get Into Jacksonville, FL Homes

July 20, 2021


Being outside in nature is how many people relieve stress. Some might go for a hike, while others will listen to music on the grass. There are lots of things you can do, but you'll have to be prepared to battle bugs. Fleas are seemingly all over the place. Given how common they are, people tend to underestimate their potential harm.

These insects bite humans and animals and drink their blood, which may end in the transmission of disease. Not to mention, their munching will cause itchy and red bumps. Fleas can be challenging for Jacksonville, FL homeowners because the critters rapidly procreate. Find out how they infiltrate and how Lindsey Pest Services can intervene. 

a flea up close on dog hair

How Do You Get Fleas? What Are the Dangers?

To reiterate, fleas are hard to manage. One reason for this is that the bugs are incredibly small 0.09 of an inch long. You can barely see them, even though their compressed figures are a glossy reddish-brown. They have a reputation for reaching wide distances, but they don’t have wings. Rather, they utilize jumping hind legs to land on an animal’s coat or a human’s clothing. Getting inside a home is easy from there. Afterward, these insects will settle in carpets, fabrics, and pet zones. If you don’t have a furry companion, fleas will set their sights on you or a critter outside, like a squirrel or rat.

  • Signs of infestation are:
  • Observing that pets are constantly scratching themselves
  • Noticing welts on your body often
  • Finding peppery flea fecal matter on animal bedding and carpeting    
  • Discovering flea eggs around rugs, furniture, floor voids, and pets

Typhus, parasitic bacterial diseases, and tapeworms are some of the health issues that can stem from fleas. Skin inflammation and allergic reactions can come from their bites. If you scratch a bump, you could always accidentally tear your skin. A secondary bacterial infection can develop after germ exposure. You may become anemic in the wake of an infestation, as your blood will be recurrently pulled.

Areas with lush vegetation and organic matter, such as a forest, field, or pasture are rife with fleas. They also congregate near ponds, ditches, and other watery locations. You’ll have to be careful in these settings, but especially if there’s shade or sand. Don’t assume that the coast will be clear in your yard because they can be present there as well. These pests are typical in residential circles. Look over your porches or decks, or beneath rocks, shrubs, and debris. Fleas can survive and breed indoors without difficulty.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Fleas?

Again, pet-free homes can experience flea invasions. Any domicile can be a hub for these insects. Perform these tasks to fend them off:

  • Cut the grass and trim greenery regularly.
  • Remove debris from the lawn.
  • Lay down gravel for your property’s perimeter, instead of soil.
  • Discuss flea treatments for your pet with a veterinarian.
  • Examine and groom your animal’s hairs on a routine basis.
  • Vacuum and clean rugs frequently.  
  • Inspect second-hand carpets and furniture before purchasing them.
  • Contact Lindsey Pest Services if you have critters that fleas could have as a host.

How Will Lindsey Pest Services Handle Fleas?

Buying retail items for fleas or trying “do it yourself” tactics will be a waste of time and money. These options won’t be successful at eliminating an infestation. On top of that, some are expensive and toxic. Lean on us at Lindsey Pest Services. We have expert technicians who will identify harborage points and susceptibilities. Industrial grade treatments for both the interiors and exteriors will be employed. All of our solutions are safe. Guarantees are attached. Call today for a free inspection!




 

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