Fleas are small biting insects that feed on cats and dogs, but also bite humans. Fleas are only a fraction of an inch long, but they can jump up to 6 inches straight up. Fleas are flat on both sides and have backward facing spines. Fleas are spread throughout your house as their eggs fall off your pet as your pet moves throughout your home and yard. Fleas spend the majority of their time on your pet.
Most flea infestations start when your pet brings them into your home. Sometimes they can be a result a wild mammal like squirrels, raccoons, or feral cat.
Fleas can quickly become a problem because the female flea typically lays between 400 and 800 eggs in her lifetime. Fleas bites can cause a significant amount of irritation and itching, not only for your pet but especially in humans who are sensitive to the bites.
The key to ridding your home of fleas is to treat your pet. Keep in mind that no treatment will be effective if your pet keeps bringing in new fleas. This means that your pet must will need to be treated and put on preventative maintenance to ensure your home will stay flea free.
A Pestboyz technician will treat all accessible areas of your home for fleas. This is usually a great time to schedule a visit to the pet spa for your pet. While the initial treatment will not immediately eliminate a flea problem, there will be a significant reduction within a several days. This flea treatment will be ineffective if your pet or other animals continue to transport fleas into the home or if the fleas continuing to breed in inaccessible areas of your home.