You don’t have cats or dogs, so you are in the clear this spring. No fleas, right? Not so fast. Even if you don’t have pets, fleas can come onto your property. The next stop after that is your home. Enjoy your spring without fleas with professional pest control services.
Why Do I Have Fleas?
There are many ways fleas get on your property. You don’t have to have pets that go outside to get fleas in your home. Fleas can enter your property on the backs of other animals.
Fleas like to hang out in tall grasses and wooded areas. They may also be at a house next door that has a flea problem or hitching a ride on their pets instead. Fleas can find many hosts that take them right into your yard. Pets can get into your yard on any animal that has fur. That means mice, deer, woodchucks, stray cats, fox, coyotes, squirrels, and skunk can all bring fleas into your yard. That leaves a large window for fleas to get on your property.
Now, all that needs to happen is for you or a loved one to go outside and brings a flea back inside the house when you return. Fleas can be brought into your home on a pet, on your kids, or on your visitors. Fleas are quite skilled in finding ways to get inside, even if you don’t have fur; although untreated yards and pets without flea and tick medicines leave you exposed and at the greatest risk for getting fleas in your yard, and ultimately, in your home.
How Can I Prevent Fleas?
There are a few steps you can take to prevent fleas from crashing your outdoor spring activities.
- Do not bring used furniture into your home unless it has been checked, vacuumed, and cleaned.
- Keep your yard mowed and your bushes trimmed. If there are large, grassy areas around your yard, trim them back.
- Seal areas around your home where rodents such as mice and squirrels can enter. Keeping out the hosts increases your chances for keeping out the fleas too.
- Vacuum your carpets, rugs, and upholstery often.
- Have your yard treated for fleas and ticks.
Call Spencer Pest Services and ask us about our outdoor living program. We want you to enjoy outdoor living this spring and summer, so we created a package that treats your yard from all the bugs that like to spoil the fun. The Spencer Pest Services outdoor living treatment program controls fleas, fire ants, mosquitoes, ticks, kudzu bugs and other pests. Call now for a free inspection today.