Fleas are usually a problem for people with pets. Their populations can explode outdoors during times of rainfall, so it is important to keep your pets on flea and tick preventative. They reproduce rapidly, although they only live for about 100 days. Fleas can leap over 150 times their height, which makes them able to move great distances quickly.

A tell-tale sign of a flea infestation is when your pet itches more than usual. A visual check of your pet can show whether they have fleas or another issue. In your home, there are a few ways to test if you have an infestation.

You can start by putting on a pair of white socks if you have carpet. If adult fleas exist, a few may jump onto your socks for a ride. You can also look for flea dirt, which is actually droppings that their young will consume. The droppings look like pepper until you put them on a white, damp cloth when they appear red in color. If these tests do not work, place a bowl of warm, soapy water under a lamp on the floor. The fleas will jump into the water and the soap will trap and kill them.

Fleas are a danger for pets more than they are to humans, but they are known to spread diseases like the bubonic plague and typhus to humans. For animals, flea bites can transmit tapeworms and cause deadly anemia. Flea bites are irritating and can be painful in humans and animals. It is important to keep your pet on flea prevention medications throughout the year to keep fleas off of them and out of your house.
Even if your pet is on flea preventative, you may still get an infestation in your home. This is because flea populations outdoors can be large enough to transfer indoors on humans. Infestations can be difficult to get rid of, so if you suspect you have one, contact a professional pest control service as soon as possible. Vacuuming indoors can help remove fleas inside, but you will also need to treat outside of your home. Yard spraying is essential for getting rid of fleas and other pests. An inspection will be necessary to determine the correct treatment plan.


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