Are Your Pets Bringing You More Than Joy?
June 12, 2018
Temperatures are on the rise, and so are the pests that thrive in warmer weather. The populations of pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are at the highest they will be all year. If you have dogs or cats that spend any time outdoors this summer, they could be at risk. You and your family could also be at risk if these pests are brought back inside.
Fleas are probably the most common and troublesome pests that infest your pets and homes. The Aiken area most frequently sees infestations of cat fleas. These are tiny parasites that feed on the blood of any animal that is warm-blooded. A little-known fact about fleas is that they are known to transmit bacterial diseases and are the most common transmitter of the bubonic plague. They can also transfer tapeworms and cause pets to become anemic.
The first sign of an infestation that you will notice are itchy, red spots. You will most likely see the individual fleas themselves either crawling on your pets or jumping around your home. Fleas don’t have wings but can jump as high as 8 inches, which can make them hard to keep track of. It’s highly recommended that pet owners invest in flea protection for their pets through the recommendation of their veterinarians. This may come in the form of pills, collars, or liquid applicant.
The best way to make sure that your pets are only bringing joy—and not fleas or other pests—into your home is to enlist the help of a pest control professional. For the Aiken and Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina, Aiken Pest Control is the one to call! You can trust our professionals to not only eliminate any current flea problems, but also to prevent future flea invasions as well. Our Home Pest Control Solutions are customized to your home, effective year-round, and are guaranteed to work. Fleas reproduce quickly and can be hard to see, making them extremely difficult to get rid of, but Aiken has the knowledge and experience needed to eliminate them. To learn more about our Home Pest Control Solutions and how Aiken Pest Control can help, contact us today!