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The Risks of DIY Flea Control


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Always consider the safety of you, your family and pets with any pest control treatment.

Trying to control fleas without professional help can pose several risks, including:

  • Ineffectiveness: Over-the-counter flea control products may not be effective in eliminating a flea infestation. Fleas can develop resistance to certain products, and some products may not be strong enough to kill all fleas and their eggs.

  • Health risks: Fleas do not pose a direct health risk to humans, but their bites can cause intense itching and irritation that can lead to infection. Fleas can also exacerbate allergies and asthma in some people.

  • Misuse of pesticides: Misuse of pesticides can be dangerous and can lead to health risks for you, your family, and your pets. Overuse or misuse of pesticides can also lead to pesticide resistance in fleas and other pests.

  • Reinfestation: Without proper treatment, fleas can quickly reproduce and reinfest your home. Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day, and their eggs can hatch in as little as two days.

  • Wasted time and money: Trying to control fleas without professional help can be time-consuming and expensive. If over-the-counter products are not effective, you may end up spending more money on multiple products and treatments.

It is important to consider the risks of DIY flea control. With the help of a pest control professional, you can receive effective treatment and ensure that the products used are safe for you, your family and your pets. A professional can also provide preventative measures to help prevent future flea infestations.


Learn more about fleas and treatment here.



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