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Answering Maryland's Most Commonly Asked Flea Questions

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Have you ever wondered about fleas? Many people have. These pests are incredibly annoying and regularly plague individuals who own outdoor cats and dogs. They are also a problem for people who don’t own cats and dogs, which we will be talking about a bit today. Here are some commonly asked questions about fleas and how to quickly deal with these pests inside your Maryland home.

Contact Miche Pest Control if your only question is, “how can I get professional services to deal with fleas inside my home?” We would be happy to walk you through your options for pest control in Maryland and schedule a service visit.

What Is Attracting Fleas To My House?

Fleas prefer to live in places where they have easy access to a blood meal, which is why they regularly take up residence on cats, dogs, and other furry creatures. More often than not, it is these furry creatures that carry fleas into homes. Although cats and dogs are the regular suspects for this, rats, mice, birds, bats, and other wild creatures bring fleas indoors as well.

Finally, fleas can get into homes by crawling through gaps, cracks, and other exterior openings. This is less common due to this pest’s need for a regular blood meal and its lack of mobility. Keeping all of this in mind, here are a few basic prevention tips to reduce your chances of finding fleas indoors.

  • Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are in good working condition and properly sealed.
  • Fill in gaps, cracks, and holes in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed when they are not in use.
  • Install a fence around your yard and garden.
  • Invest in high-quality flea/tick colors for your outdoor pets.

If you suspect your home has a flea infestation, let our professionals come and have a look.

Can Fleas Live On Humans?

Dogs, cats, and other animals have thick fur coats that provide insulation, camouflage, and other unique benefits. Humans do not have the same hair thickness. This is the main reason why fleas infest animals but not people. They simply have nowhere to hide. They have an easier time hiding on a cat or dog and thus a secure place to lay their eggs. If you are trying to identify fleas on your pets, the best method involves parting their fur and looking for flea bites, flea dirt, and flea larvae.  

Can Fleas Bite People?

When it comes to blood, fleas prefer animals. They will look for other options if they cannot easily bite one of your furry friends or a wild animal inside your home. Typically, fleas are less likely to bite humans at the start of an infestation. As populations grow, however, bites become increasingly common. If an infected flea bites you, you may contract a harmful disease. For this reason, we highly recommend dealing with infestations ASAP.

How Can I Eliminate All Of The Fleas Inside My Home?

If you find fleas in your house and want them out fast, do not hesitate to involve our team at Miche Pest Control. We have only been open since 2019 but have already won many awards, including the Angi’s list super service award in 2021. If you want top-tier services performed by a friendly team of technicians, we are your best option to take care of the fleas inside your home.

Call now and schedule your Maryland home for a visit. Let us show you why so many people across our beautiful state trust us with all of their pest control needs.