Parasites such as fleas are becoming much more common in the low country. These nuisance pests tend to target wildlife and our beloved pets, and love to hide out in small crevices throughout your home.
At Palmetto Exterminators, we are convinced there must be something in the air welcoming these parasites with open arms, as we have experienced an influx in calls about flea infestations in recent months. So many that News 2 featured Bert Snyder, the entomologist at Palmetto Exterminators, in a recent article about how to keep fleas out of your home.
Here are a few takeaways to remember about preventing flea infestations:
Spray the Inside and Outside of Your Home
Residents surrounding the lowcountry might not think about spraying the inside and outside of their home to prevent fleas, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to a family of parasites making your living space their new home.
Spraying the outside of your home deters these pests from finding homes in and around your shrubs. It’s best to hire a team of professionals to spray where pets and kids spend time.
Treat Your Pets for Fleas
To prevent fleas from making their way into your home, have your four-legged family members treated for fleas by a local vet.
This might not be your animal’s favorite treatment, but you’ll be glad you took the proper steps to flea prevention in the future when you aren’t having to deal with parasites invading your home.
In the recent News 2 article, Ben Snyder mentions a helpful tip,
“There’s a lot of things a homeowner can do like vacuuming regularly cause those fleas will fall off of the dog and those eggs will fall off of the dog inside of your house… Also, it will remove what those fleas, larva that are feeding on your carpets.”
If you weren’t vacuuming daily before you read this statement, we bet you will now that you know parasites could be feeding on your carpets. It also helps to steam-clean regularly and pay close attention to the places your pets spend the most time.
Leave it Up to the Pest Experts
If you suspect a flea infestation in your home, the best thing you can do is call a professional at Palmetto Exterminators. Fleas can easily spread from your home, into your yard, and nest within fabricated surfaces within your living or bedroom.
The most efficient way to get rid of fleas in your home is to give Palmetto Exterminators a call. Let us give you a free inspection and take care of that flea problem for good.