If you have furry pets inside your house and live in the Nashville area, there is a good chance you have fleas. Fleas seek hosts that are warm with a nice coat of hair in which to hide. Even if your pets stay outdoors, you are probably bringing fleas back inside whenever you go out to play with them or bring them indoors during times of inclement weather. With treatments by Priority Pest Protection, you can enjoy your pets and remain flea-free.
It is important to be cautious in using DIY treatments for fleas. Many of the products can be harmful to your family or pets. Call us at Priority Pest Protection if you suspect you have fleas. Our treatments are pet-friendly and will not harm children who crawl on the floor. We can have you flea-free in no time!
Fleas are tiny wingless insects who feed on warm blooded mammals. Often you don’t even know they are there until you and your pets go away for a few days. Then the hungry remaining fleas attack aggressively. The adult flea can jump 7 or 8 inches horizontally and 14-16 inches vertically.The Flea Life Cycle
An adult female flea will lay 200-400 eggs in her short lifetime. These eggs may be found on the host animal and will also be located in upholstery or carpeting. Depending on temperature and humidity, the fleas will form larvae within a few days. The larvae then develop into cocoons, and the adult fleas emerge within a few weeks. Infestations can quickly occur if not treated. Because of this life cycle, treatment for fleas is never a once-and-done process.
Flea bites are usually small, red, and itchy. Occasionally they will even bleed. Fleas seek warm moist areas on their host’s bodies, and so provide a major irritation to humans and animals alike. If you or a family member is allergic, other issues may occur.