Flea Control Made Simple For Chicago Homeowners
April 20, 2023
When was the last time you spotted a flea? If you own a cat or dog that you allow outside, chances are you have dealt with these pests before. What you might not know, however, is that anyone can encounter these pests inside their home. Assuming you are here today seeking an answer to these pests, here is everything you need to know about flea infestations and what pest control in Chicago is best for these invasive insects.
Contact Aerex Pest Control for direct help with pest problems you are facing. We will pay you a visit and find the most effective method to deal with fleas and other invasive insects that are causing you trouble.
How To Tell If You Have A Flea Infestation In Your Home
Fleas can be difficult to identify. These tiny pests like to hide inside the fur of animals or items that resemble fur. If you have pets, watch them closely. If they scratch and bite their fur more frequently, use a comb to check them for fleas. While doing this, look for flea eggs and flea dirt as well. If you do not find fleas but have noticed bite marks on your body, check your carpets, clothing, and fabrics that resemble fur for signs of fleas.
Sometimes looking around for these pests is not enough to identify an infestation. Bring in our team if you want help identifying fleas or other common pests inside your home.
What Are The Health Problems A Flea Infestation Can Create?
There are many health problems associated with flea bites. Although not all of these pests are harmful, many carry harmful diseases. They spread these diseases through their saliva as they bite humans and animals. These pests are most known for spreading flea-related dermatitis, Bartonella henselae, and tapeworm to pets. They can also spread the bubonic plague, murine typhus, and tungiasis to humans.
The only way to avoid these nasty sicknesses is to avoid bites altogether. If you suspect, there is an active infestation inside your home; please get our team involved.
Natural Ways To Reduce Flea And Tick Populations Around Your Yard
Most flea infestations start somewhere outside of the home. In order to reduce the chances that your or your pets will run into these pests in your yard, here are some natural ways to keep them away:
- Install a fence around your yard and garden to keep away flea-carrying wild animals.
- Keep your yard clean and tidy to deter wild animals from finding shelter on your property.
- Eliminate moisture sources around your property and address factors that might lead to water build-up.
- Keep your grass trimmed short.
- Invest in some form of flea control for your pet. Most people go with a good-quality flea and tick collar.
For direct protection to keep these pests out of your home, we have treatment options you will want to know about.
Call The Pros For Total Flea Control For Your Home
Getting rid of fleas is no easy task. If these pests have taken over your living areas, your best option to get them out is to bring in our team. We are experts at all things pest control. With a single visit, we will identify the extent of your infestation and start treatments to eliminate these pests. We will also recommend some long-term options to prevent fleas in the future and ways to deter flea-carrying pests like mice and rats.
Contact Aerex Pest Control now to talk with our team about our pest control options. We will answer any questions you have and find a service that will best deal with the flea problems inside your Chicago home.