Flea infestations are a problem that affects many families throughout the area, and our Houston pest control service is here to help. As spring kicks off and we get closer to summer, we are getting closer to flea season, too. Fleas tend to come out in warmer weather; in fact, cold weather will kill the eggs before they even hatch. But in warm weather, all bets are off. With that in mind, here are some ways for you to handle fleas when they begin to surface in your home.
You’ll most likely know you have fleas in the home when your pets begin to scratch themselves. Fleas bite humans too, so you may also notice bites on yourself and your children. Flea bites are very itchy, much like mosquito bites; you will be irritated if you are being bitten by fleas.
Some of the home remedies you can apply for fleas include:
- Vacuuming your carpets thoroughly
- Sweeping and mopping all tile and wood floors
- Washing all bedding in the home
- Bathing pets in vet-approved flea shampoo
If these steps fail to eliminate the fleas completely, then the next step that must be taken is to call in a professional. When you call Bugco to perform a flea treatment in the home, we will let you know how to prepare your home for our visit; we may ask if you have already performed the tasks listed above. Then, we will schedule a treatment appointment so that we can eradicate your flea problem.
We understand the frustration that comes along with fleas, and we don’t want your family and pets to endure it any longer than you have to. To speak with us about a flea treatment at your home, contact our Houston pest control professionals today.