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What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fleas In My House?

May 23, 2023 - Fleas

Author - Tom Miche

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Fleas are small bugs that can cause big problems for you and your pets. Their tiny bodies allow them to invade your home and go undetected for quite a while. Usually, by the time you realize that you have one flea inside your home, you already have a severe flea infestation. 

At Miche Pest Control, our experienced pest control specialist can help you identify a flea infestation before it becomes too severe. Keep reading to learn the best thing that you can do to get rid of fleas and how to keep them out for good. 

How Can I Tell If I Have A Flea Infestation In My Home?

Seeing fleas inside your home is the best way to determine if you have a flea infestation. These irritating insects are only about 1/12 inch long and have dark brown bodies. Because they are so small, they can use almost any object as a hiding spot. In fact, many of them take cover by hiding in the fibers of carpets or rugs.

They are extremely easy to overlook. If you are unable to spot fleas inside your home, there are a few signs of fleas that you can look for, which include:

  • Finding small, red, and itchy flea bite bumps on your skin

  • Seeing your pets scratching excessively

  • Pets experiencing spots of fur loss

  • Seeing flea droppings that look like ground black pepper on your pet's bedding

Sometimes, it can be difficult to see fleas that are hiding in your carpet. However, if you put on a pair of white socks and walk around your carpet for a few minutes, you should see them jump onto your socks if they are there. 

Are Fleas Dangerous?

Fleas are extremely dangerous to have around. When they bite you, they not only behind an itchy bug bite on your skin but might also infect you with a dangerous disease. Some of the harmful illnesses that you could contract after being bitten by a flea include tularemia, bartonellosis, murine typhus, and tungiasis. 

Fleas can also carry the parasite that causes tapeworms. If you or your pet accidentally swallows one of these tiny fleas, you could also become infected with tapeworm. 

Why Won't These Fleas Go Away?

Many challenges come with flea control. One of the most common reasons homeowners struggle to completely eradicate the fleas in their homes is because they do not treat their homes thoroughly or often enough. 

You should make sure that your home and pets are being treated. Also, the pesticides that are used to kill fleas are not effective for flea eggs. If you only kill the adult fleas, the infestation will return as soon as the flea eggs in your home hatch. This is why your home must be treated for fleas on a regular basis. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fleas In My House?

It can seem almost impossible to get rid of fleas if you're not experienced in flea control. At Miche Pest Control, we know how to find and eliminate the fleas that are bothering you in your home. We take a multi-step approach to eliminating fleas, and we will continue to treat the problem until we are sure that every flea is completely gone. Give us a call today to see how we can keep your family and your pets safe by eliminating the fleas in and around your home. 

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