The Trick To Getting Rid Of Fleas In Your San Diego Home

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If you own a cat or dog, then there is a high chance you know about fleas. These small blood-feeding pests are a bane to pet owners and a huge problem here in San Diego. What you might not know is that fleas do not just feed on animals. They also bite humans. To help you understand how dangerous fleas are in San Diego, here are some things to consider and one method to quickly remove these pests from your home.

How To Tell If It's Fleas In Your House 

Fleas can be the easiest and the hardest pests to identify. The difficulty in identifying these pests comes down to whether you own a furry friend and if your furry friend has protection against fleas. If you notice your cat, dog, or other pet scratching or biting their fur, that is your first sign. If you check in their fur and find tiny, moving, reddish-brown specs and black pepper-like dirt (Bob's your uncle) you have a flea problem! If you do not have pets, identifying fleas may be more difficult. Some great places to look for these pests are inside plush carpets, on furniture, and in cracks and crevices indoors. When checking these areas, look for movement and flea dirt. If you thoroughly check your home and do not find signs of fleas, but you are still waking up with bites, schedule your home for a pest inspection. The professionals at Habitat Protection would be happy to pay you a visit and identify which pests you are having trouble with.

Why It's Dangerous To Have Fleas In Your House 

Fleas are more than a pain to deal with, they are also a huge threat to health. These small blood-feeding insects feed on both humans and animals and are known for spreading a wide range of disease-causing organisms. Two common diseases these pests spread are murine typhus and the bubonic plague. Fleas pick up harmful sickness vectors from infected animals and people. The best way to avoid flea-borne disease is to invest in an ongoing flea control plan. 

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation 

If you suspect fleas have taken over your San Diego home, do not wait to act. These pests reproduce fast and are a threat to you, your family, and your pets. For amazing pest control in San Diegolook no future than Habitat Protection. Our team of licensed and highly trained technicians understands the problems these pests cause and has the tools and treatments needed to remove fleas from your home. If you have infested indoor pets and do not know how to get them flea-free, consult your local veterinarian. 

Five Naturally Effective Ways To Prevent Future Flea Problems 

One thing you should know is that fleas rarely invade homes on their own. They ride in on dogs, cats, rats, mice, birds, and bats. To help you stop fleas before they get into your home, here are five naturally effective tips to try today.

  1. Invest in flea protection for your outdoor cats and dogs.
  2. Use a caulking gun and some steel wool to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  3. Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition.
  4. Keep your home and property clean and clutter-free.
  5. Address moisture issues in and around your home.

Call Habitat Protection today to learn about our comprehensive year-round pest control plans. Let us walk you through our options, quote you a price for services, and schedule an appointment for your San Diego home. You will not be disappointed.

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