Elk Grove Flea Control
Necessary Protection for You & Your Pets
Fleas are a nuisance. They bite you and your pets and have the potential to carry disease – famously, fleas are partly responsible for the spread of the Bubonic plague. Unfortunately, fleas are common in the Sacramento area. You do not need to have a pet to suffer from a flea infestation in your yard or to have fleas invade your home. Our flea extermination specialists in Elk Grove can help you control the flea population on your property and prevent them from overrunning your yard and your home. At All Clear Pest Control, we put your safety and satisfaction first. We use safe, effective flea treatments, and can provide you with customized pest control options.
Identifying if You Have Fleas
Fleas are tiny, and only get to be about 3mm long, or about 1/8 of an inch. They are a brown or reddish color, are covered with hair, and have six legs. While many people think that fleas can fly, they are actually wingless creatures that get around by hopping. Their jump is quite impressive, and they can leap up to 13 inches. Generally speaking, fleas need a host to live, and they can only last a few days without one. During the winter months, fleas can remain dormant in their cocoons for around three months.
Dealing with fleas can be a pain. Because of their small size and their quick reproduction cycle, they are challenging to get rid of. Their numbers can quickly escalate, and you may think you've rid your home of them only to find a new batch of fleas has hatched, starting the cycle over again.
Signs that you have a flea infestation include:
- Your pet is scratching a lot more than usual
- Your pet is restless and won’t sit still or appears uncomfortable
- You see fleas on your pet
- You are experiencing flea bites
- There are fleas in your soft furnishings or carpets
It is especially important to protect your property from fleas if you have newborn kittens or puppies in the home. In addition to the possibility of disease, very young animals are at risk of anemia due to their small size, which can prove fatal if left unchecked.
Many people erroneously believe that they need a pet to attract fleas, but this is not the case. Fleas can live and breed in your yard and then hitch a ride inside your home on just about anything. While humans are less likely to have fleas take up residence on their bodies, we are still warm-blooded mammals and could end up as a host. Fleas tend to appear more frequently on your pets because your pets have more hair and fur, where fleas like to hide.
If you notice a flea infestation in your home, you should:
- Launder all of your clothes, blankets, sheets, and other fabrics
- Clean your carpets and soft furnishings to the best of your ability
- Treat any pets with your vet’s recommended flea treatment
- Contact an experienced pest control specialist
Don’t Let Fleas Take Over
To fully eradicate fleas from your home and yard, and to keep them at bay for good, you should work with a professional flea abatement technician. Our flea control specialists in Elk Grove have extensive experience, and we can use this experience to help you. Fleas are known to carry disease and can be particularly dangerous to young children and those with a weakened immune system. At All Clear Pest Control, we are driven to help our customers keep their families and pets safe from fleas and other pests. When you need help ridding your home of unwanted pests, call us.
Stop fleas once and for all. Contact our Elk Grove flea exterminators at (916) 249-2986 for top-quality extermination services.