One of the most horrifying experiences any pet owner in San Antonio can have is when their pets have a flea infestation. If you have pets then you are probably going to experience these problems. Fleas are pests that wreak havoc in a household. Understanding how to deal with this pest and prevent its reoccurrence on your pets is the key to keeping your pet and everyone in your home happy. Accurate Pest Control believes there are several safe, effective products and ways that can help keep fleas out of your home in San Antonio and even exterminate them if they are already there.
1. Detection & removal:
These tiny, nasty critters feed on your pet’s blood, causing a multitude of undesirable side effects or diseases such as skin irritations, anemia, tapeworm or Lyme disease, and many more. Early detection of a flea infestation is very important. Take a look beneath the fur, the skin of your pet is usually white so ticks and fleas are very easy to spot;also your pet will love the extra attention you give to them. Comb your pet’s fur over a light color sheet if you notice any black specks, they are usually fleas.
2. Cleansing your home:
Fleas lay eggs that are bound to hatch even after you have cleaned your home thoroughly. Their life span is approximately 3-4 weeks, and getting rid of them completely can be a real problem. Remember to disinfect all the tools and towels used after bathing and grooming your pet. Keep in mind to include all the pets toys, beds, blankets, etc. This is a long and tedious process but works well for most pet owners. Consider doing a scrupulous vacuum cleaning and repeat the same for a couple of weeks. If you run out of time and prefer to not get your hands dirty, there are commercial products available like, sprays, powders, etc which kill the eggs and fleas. It is best to purchase non-toxic products that go easy on your pets without making them feel uncomfortable due to certain chemicals. Make sure to always read the instructions label before applying.
3. Visit a veterinary practitioner:
A vet will recommend various types of medications.
• Tropical gels or liquids to be applied to the skin of your pet
• Oral treatment such as pills or syrups for your pets
• Flea collars
These will often keep the pets free from these harmful hitchhikers but for a limited time. And the vet will always suggest you hire a professional pest control company to exterminate the fleas which are in your home or garden area.
4. Trimming your garden
Our pets love to play and wander off into the corners of the yard or garden or corner of the street. We usually forget that pests such as fleas which latch on to our innocent pets are brought into our homes on returning. Keeping your lawn cut short and maintained will prevent a tick from breeding and hiding on your pet.
The most common mistake made by pet owners is to avoid getting professional help. Flea treatment for your pets and your home are equally important. It is said by researchers that for every one flea you detect and kill there are 100 more ready to jump back into your pet’s fur. We at Accurate Pest Control care for your pets and their well-being. We have a wide range of bed bug exterminators/pest control solutions for your home in San Antonio. Feel free to call us today if you are experiencing a flea infestation or need any assistance regarding other pest control services.