3 Tips to Fight Fleas This Summer

flea prevention for dog in yardSummer is here, and people in Woodstock, Acworth, and Kennesaw are enjoying the season by spending more time outside. Unfortunately with summer comes flea season, creating an itchy, unpleasant problem for pets and their families. Read on for 3 tips to fight fleas this summer, from our team at Protect All Pest Control.

Catch it early.

A flea infestation can go from mild to major in no time at all, so it’s important to deal with the problem sooner rather than later. Signs that you may have fleas in your home include:

  • Pets scratching or grooming more than usual
  • Itchy bites
  • “Flea dirt”- the feces of adult fleas, which can often be found on rugs, pet bedding, and anywhere else your pet rests. Flea dirt can be identified as such by dropping it into water. Regular dirt will look the same, but flea dirt will release a red color because it contains blood.

If you discover flea dirt or find fleas on your animal, call us immediately to discuss flea treatment for your home.

Protect your pets.

The best way to keep fleas from invading your home is to keep them off your pets. Apply a flea and tick prevention product on a regular basis, and bathe/groom them regularly. Clean animals are less attractive hosts to fleas, and combing your pet’s fur will help you identify a problem early.

Protect your home.

The best way to keep fleas out of your home is to keep them off your cat or dog. Beyond that, minimizing risk is the name of the game. Try to minimize the places where fleas could hide. Limit the areas where your dog or cat sleeps, and use washable pet bedding. Frequently vacuum and clean the areas where your pet spends the most time, and dispose of the contents outside immediately after. Fleas can live in your vacuum cleaner and escape back out into your home.

If you have fleas in your home, don’t wait. Call us today at 770-212-9990 to schedule an inspection and get rid of these nasty pests.

Photo by Leo Hidalgo via Flickr CC 2.0

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