Fleas are small, wingless parasites that feed on the blood of animals, including humans and pets. While they are typically associated with pets, such as dogs and cats, they can also infest humans.
It is important to take steps to prevent flea infestations in your home and on your pets. This includes regularly grooming and bathing your pets, vacuuming carpets and furniture, and using flea preventatives as recommended by your veterinarian.
Fleas can be harmful to humans and pets for several reasons. Flea bites can cause skin irritation, itching, and sometimes even an allergic reaction in both humans and pets. Scratching the bites can lead to infection and other complications. Fleas can also transmit a variety of diseases to humans and pets, including bubonic plague, typhus, and cat scratch fever. While these diseases are relatively rare, they can be serious if left untreated.
In severe case of flea infestations, they can cause anemia in pets, particularly in puppies and kittens. Anemia can lead to weakness, lethargy, and even death if left untreated. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms to pets, which can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, and other health problems.
Flea treatments by Bug Pro LLC involve a combination of methods to eliminate fleas from homes and businesses. We start by inspecting the affected area to determine the severity of the flea infestation and identify the areas where fleas are present. Next, we identify the type of fleas that are present, as different types of fleas may require different treatment methods.
Next, we will use a powerful vacuum to remove fleas, eggs, and larvae from carpets, furniture, and other surfaces. Vacuuming
can also help remove flea dirt, which is the feces that fleas leave behind. We may then use insecticides or other chemicals to kill adult fleas and prevent eggs from hatching. These treatments may be applied as sprays, dusts, or foggers. Sometimes we use insect growth regulators (IGRs) to prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing into adults. IGRs work by disrupting the flea's life cycle.
We often recommend follow-up treatments to ensure that all fleas and eggs have been eliminated. These treatments may be necessary if the initial treatment was not completely effective or if new fleas have entered the area.
Keep in mind that with our experience and expertise, our flea treatments are very effective in eliminating flea infestations. However, it is important for homeowners and business owners to follow our recommendations and guidelines for ongoing prevention and control measures to avoid future infestations of fleas.