Flea Pest Control Services
A flea infestation is no laughing matter. While most people only think about how fleas affect their pets, they can also be a huge nuisance for humans as well. Here in Houston, Texas, fleas can be tough to get rid of unless you call a qualified flea exterminator.
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What Are Fleas?
Fleas are tiny bloodsucking insects that are known for their ability to jump great distances despite their small size. They do not have wings, and cannot fly, but they breed rapidly. They are often able to feed on dogs and cats, laying eggs under their fur and eventually causing serious issues.
Do Fleas Bite?
Fleas do bite to suck the host animal’s blood. Their bites are very small but can cause constant itching and allergic reactions in some people and pets. Also, they are known to carry a variety of diseases, which can be transmitted through their bite.
How to Know if You Have a Flea Infestation
The first place to look for a flea infestation is on your animals. Even if your pets have been treated for fleas, it is possible that a flea or two has used them to get inside your home. When you pet your animals or let them jump into your bed, those fleas can move in and find comfortable living space. They can also live in your carpet, finding the plush fibers a perfect space for hiding.
When to Call a Flea Exterminator
If treating your pets for fleas has not gotten rid of the problem, it is time to call a flea exterminator in Houston. Once a flea infestation gets started, it can be a very long season until they die off, and it can be especially dangerous if you are allergic.
How to Get Rid of Fleas
At Hartz Pest Control we advise that you get as much furniture out of the way as possible, and then we spray the whole house with an insecticide and a growth repellant. The insect growth repellant, or IGR, is designed to prevent any future eggs from hatching that may be hiding in the carpet or fabric. Once these treatments have been applied, you will need to stay out of the house for several hours to give them time to work. The active ingredients will continue to fend off any new fleas that enter the home for a period to disrupt the cycle.
Hartz Pest Control offers flea and pest control treatments throughout Houston, Texas. Call today if you believe that you have a flea problem on your hands and we will help eradicate these annoying pests.
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