Give your yard and pets freedom from flea-dom.
Most people know the common annoyances of fleas for cats, dogs, and sometimes even humans. Flea bites can be very itchy, their saliva can be an allergen causing rashes, and they can cause skin problems when your cat or dog scratches incessantly. Many people don’t realize is that fleas can be harmful actually carry diseases just like mosquitoes and ticks.
By learning about fleas and how to control them with important prevention techniques and professional services, you can reduce your family’s exposure to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, and the health risks they carry.
What you need to know:
- Fleas find hosts such as humans and pets and those hosts are warm- blooded animals. Naturally, we usually think of both dogs and cats, but they can also be opossums, rats, and other rodents.
- According to the ASPCA, fleas can consume 15 times their own body weight in blood, they can cause health issues such as anaemia and a significant amount of blood loss over time. They can even cause tapeworms.
- A female flea can lay over 2,000 eggs, and fleas can bite up to 400 times in a single day, so you should have a flea prevention plan in place to keep your home and pets protected.
- If you have pets, than you know, veterinarians recommend a monthly flea and tick preventative given once a month during all seasons.
- An important and effective supplement to that is treating your yard to keep it flea-free. Our mosquito control services also kill and prevent fleas and ticks, so let GTMO Mosquitos be your first line of defence against these disease- carrying pests.
With help from GTMO Mosquitos, you can get ahead of any flea issues on your property this season:
- Call us and our friendly, professional outdoor pest control service can help protect your yard from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
- Keep grass mowed and trees trimmed. This is the opposite of curb appeal for fleas – they have nowhere to hide!
- Don’t leave pet food unattended in your yard for pets. This encourages feral pets and wildlife into your yard to investigate, and they’ll bring their fleas with them! Opossums, raccoons, and stray cats are the worst offenders. They are vectors for ticks as well.
- We can trim back any tree branches and high shrubs that would allow animals to crawl onto your roof or into your attic. Any openings to crawl spaces, garages, sheds, or under decks, where wild animals or stray dogs or cats could gain entrance to your home, should be sealed off by a licensed exterminator or wildlife control expert.