What happens to fleas during winter? Fleas do not hibernate or become inactive as the temperature drops. Fleas simply attach to a host and move inside your warm home. Fleas are becoming more common in winters that have been warmer than usual. Fleas can cause serious health problems for both your pet and your family. Good flea prevention and pest control measures should be taken all year to prevent a flea infestation.
Flea Prevention and Pest Control Tips
All year round, adult fleas are found on wildlife and pets. Fleas that are able to survive the winter months are those that have built a nest in your home or on your pet. Flea eggs don’t die from cold temperatures; they simply slow down their life cycle.
Flea eggs can be laid throughout the winter. Flea eggs can become infestive and spread to your pets’ bedding, carpets, furniture, etc. Fleas can live indoors provided they have access to warm temperatures and food. You have a greater chance of reinfestation if you stop treating fleas too early in the winter months. It is important to keep up with your treatment all year.
Flea infestations can be increased by having pets in your home. Fleas can be carried into your home by pets, which spreads them to others. Fleas are most likely to attack hosts who are not as healthy or have weakened immune systems. This includes older animals, puppies, and kittens. Flea prevention and pest control in Myrtle Beach is dependent on the health of your pet.
Another important aspect of flea treatment is grooming. Flea treatment for pets includes combing them with a flea removal solution. This will remove eggs and full grown fleas. Although it can be tedious and time-consuming to search for fleas in your pet’s fur, this will help you keep them flea-free. You won’t have to deal with an infestation of fleas later.
Preventing your pet from being infected with fleas is the best way to reduce its risk. Flea treatment is the best way to prevent future infestations. Flea treatments can be performed on pets using a variety of products, including prescription and non-prescription flea creams, sprays, tablets, and shampoos.
One of the best ways to fight fleas is to keep your home clean. Vacuuming your carpets and furniture can pick up flea eggs as well as existing fleas. If your pet sleeps on or on your couch, bed, etc., this is a must. Eggs and larvae can be removed by actively cleaning the sleeping areas of your pet and washing any blankets.
Although DIY pest control is possible, it’s not always 100% effective. Flea control can be done with many over-the-counter products. Untrained homeowners can use low-concentration insecticide sprays or traps. You should always follow the instructions when you do DIY pest control. Some insecticides can cause harm to your health. Call your local pest control company to get your home inspected for fleas.
Are you concerned about a flea infestation? To find out the source of the infestation, homeowners should contact an exterminator. A DIY approach to a flea infestation can cause more damage and worsen the problem.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. immediately if you suspect your home is infested with fleas.
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