Not only do fleas have irritating and itchy bites, they also come with a slew of health concerns for humans as well as our pets. Fleas are known to spread diseases in humans such as the bubonic plague or murine typhus as well as cause allergic reactions. In pets, they can spread tapeworms, cause anemia and cause allergic reactions as well. New Plymouth Flea Control is very important if you want to avoid a trip to the doctor or the All Creatures Animal Hospital.
Fleas are dark reddish-brown in color and are 1/12 of an inch to 1/6 of an inch in length. Fleas feed on humans, pets and wild animals. They will move from one host to another by hitching rides on shoes, blankets and clothes. They are also known to jump up to 8 inches high, which is 150 times their height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping higher than a skyscraper! One female flea can live for 100 days. during that time, she can produce up to 500 offspring.
If you are a pet owner, New Plymouth flea control is especially important. Make sure you take your pets to the vet regularly and use flea medication as directed. If you groom and bathe your pets regularly you will be quicker to notice a potential flea problem. Also make sure you clean your home and vacuum regularly. This will help you notice a potential flea infestation as well as help remove any populations that might be currently there.
Fleas are hard to get rid of on your own. If you are needing help with your New Plymouth Flea Control, give Get Lost Pest Control a call! We will use fleas treatments for both inside and outside your home. The treatment inside your home has a residual that will continue to kill fleas for up to 3 months! On the outside, we will put down a granular that will eliminate any fleas that come in contact with it.