The One Thing You're Missing When It Comes To Flea Control In Wilmington
May 8, 2020
Often when dealing with Wilmington pests, we come into contact with pests that can be extremely dangerous, like mice while other pests, like possums, are relatively safe and beneficial. But once in a while, we deal with pests that are both ugly and extremely dangerous like the common flea.
As it gets warmer outdoors, we tend to see an increase in flea numbers. As a result, many of us take steps to rid our Wilmington yards of these filthy parasites but tend to miss one important thing: We fail to coordinate a solid flea prevention plan with our pet's veterinarian. Sometimes we miss a couple of fleas, allowing them to repopulate our yards.
Fleas are truly hideous creatures and the damage they can do is horrendous. Fleas have historically been the harbinger of the plague, typhoid fever, and several other non-curable diseases.
How Do Fleas Get Inside My Home?
The reason it's so hard to rid your house of fleas it's because of how versatile these insects are. They can live on your cats, dogs, and rodents that may be in your home. In the summer months, they can migrate freely in our yards without a carrier. As long as it's damp and warm, fleas can move about without a host for great lengths of time.
Because they're so tiny, it's easy for them to invade without observation. Furthermore, fleas will bite humans just like any other animal. The reason they prefer other animals is because they like dense, thick fur to hold onto. Still, they will bite humans if given the chance which is why they are so dangerous.
Why Are Fleas Called A Disease Vector?
The CDC tributes several diseases to fleas. Fleas are what is known as a vector. A vector is a word that means: "a way to and from". A flea can give a disease "to" a human that is "from" a mouse or a rat. In other words, rodent-borne diseases can use fleas as a vector to infect humans. That is why you'll often hear how fleas act as a disease vector.
Why Is Coordinating With My Pet's Vet Important?
It takes coordination to kill all the fleas in your Wilmington yard. Treating the lawn will only go so far if your pets remain untreated. Fleas are very prolific breeders. That is why missing just a few can leave your yard at risk of re-infestation. That is why BUG-N-A-Rug Exterminators suggests coordinating your flea control efforts with your vet to be sure we get them all by doing it right the first time. The extra effort is worth it. If you don't take care of fleas right away, they will put your health, the health of your family, and the health of your pets at risk.
Not Only Pet Owners Get Fleas
You don't have to have a pet to have fleas. Fleas can be in your yard whether you have a pet or not. This is especially true in the warmer months.
If you suspect fleas have invaded your Wilmington yard, call us today. We're happy to answer any questions you may have. We're confident that we can work with you to solve your flea infestation. Reach out to us today!