5 Signs You Have Fleas In Your Home
Have you noticed your pet itching and looking uncomfortable? Maybe you’ve seen something suspect on that second-hand furniture you bought?
Despite your best efforts, flea infestations in the home can happen, and no, it doesn’t mean that your house it dirty!
Fleas can easily hitch a ride into your home on your pets or on furniture and other infested items. But just like with most pests, acting fast to eradicate them is important.
Once fleas are inside of your property an infestation can occur very quickly. A female flea can lay over 25 eggs each day, which develop into an adult flea in as little as two weeks, especially in warmer temperatures. This is why knowing the signs you have fleas in your home is the first step to preventing an infestation.
But what are the signs of an infestation? Here are 5 signs you have fleas in your home.
5 signs you have fleas in your home
You see adult fleas: Fleas are hard to spot with the naked eye however, because they are so tiny. They are only around 2mm long and are reddy brown in colour.
You see signs of fleas on your pets: If you have a dog, check the base of its tail and the lower back for signs of flea activity. With cats, fleas tend to be found around the ears, head, neck, and groin.
There are visible flea droppings: Flea droppings look like ground black pepper. You might see these on your pet’s skin.
You’ll see flea dirt in other areas: Wherever your pet has been, fleas and their droppings will follow. So check their bedding and any carpets, rugs, mattresses, and blankets.
There will be flea eggs: Fleas lay their eggs in your pet’s fur then the eggs drop off and usually get embedded in carpets or between floorboards. Because flea eggs are so tiny, they are notoriously hard to spot. That’s why it’s crucial to get professional help if you suspect that there’s a flea problem in your home.
Do you have a problem with fleas in your home?
If you’ve seen one or more of the 5 signs of fleas in your home, you need to act fast before you have an infestation on your hands.
Contego can help you protect your home, family, and pets by identifying the problem, recommending the best solution, and getting rid of fleas fast. Our expert pest control technicians will also give you advice on how to prevent further infestations.