Fleas do not only bother cats and dogs. Fleas can be bothersome to your whole family. While some people never experience a fleabite, others seem overly attractive to these tiny insects.
Ctenocephalides felis, or the cat flea, is the most common flea found in America and are prevalent in California. Although dog fleas and cat fleas look similar, they are not the same. Dog fleas are uncommon within the state.
The trouble with fleas is that most are 1/8inch long or less. It can be difficult to see them unless you happen to catch one crawling across your pet, yourself or a family member. The adult cat flea can spend its entire life cycle on your pet, from egg to adulthood. It’s a fact that the female can lay up to 50 eggs per day. These eggs hatch in under a week, quickly filling your home with larvae.
Because of the number of eggs that female fleas lay, flea control can be difficult to tackle on your own. Some pets, like people, are not sensitive to fleabites and saliva. Other pets have what is called fleabite allergy dermatitis (FAD). The bite from a single flea can send these pets into fits of scratching and, unfortunately, severe skin reactions.
Flea Control Services Offered
Not only can fleas cause discomfort for you and your pets, they are also intermediary hosts of tapeworms. Your dog or cat can acquire tapeworms by ingesting infected fleas while grooming themselves.
Cat fleas are also capable of transmitting an illness to humans known as cat flea rickettsiosis. Symptoms include chills, headaches, vomiting, fever, and rash. If you are wondering how to kill fleas effectively, we have the answer: a professional pest control service.
As an exterminator skilled in the eradication of fleas, we offer:
- Inspection—We know what fleas look like and we know how to find them. Your veterinarian can help you control the fleas on your pet, and we can help you control them in your environment, both indoors and out of them. We will inspect your home and make suggestions that will help you get your flea population under control.
- Environmental Treatments—Several environmental treatments are safe for your family and pets. These include correct sanitation procedures and specific insecticides.
- Chemical Treatments—When over-the-counter products fail, we have products at our disposal that will rid the interior of your home of fleas in a very short time. Full yard treatments will eliminate fleas in your lawn and other areas where fleas hide.
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Fleas can be difficult to get rid of. It’s recommended that every cat and dog in your household be on a flea prevention product available from your veterinarian. Once we get the fleas under control and out of your life for good, you prevent re-infestation with the proper use of dog or cat systemic oral or spot-on treatments. For information on the health risks of the cat flea, visit Purdue University’s page on fleas.
Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control provides flea control in Riverside, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and surrounding areas.