The battle continues between flea and man. Myrtle Beach homeowners and their pets are fighting against a different type of home-invading pest. Some turn to OTC products while others hire a pest control professional.
The flea is a kind of insect that feeds on the blood of its chosen host. Wildlife, a domestic animal, and even humans are vulnerable to its bite. Generally making their way into homes through the family pet, hard to remove flea infestations could appear overnight. The eggs that are laid on cats or dogs are dispersed easily throughout the house as the homeowner’s pet scratches to provide relief from itching due to insect bites. Although fleas are usually not painful, in humans and in pets alike they show a raised, single mark on the skin that might become more inflamed and itchy.
What Should You Do If You Think Your House Has A Flea Infestation?
Because of the flea’s life cycle, they can’t be controlled easily by over the counter products. Rather than reaching for foggers and flea bombs, when possible, the most effective way of dealing with a flea infestation is by constantly vacuuming, treating the area with long-acting insecticides, and other preventive measures. Pests that are known to have flea problems must be treated as well as maintained with a flea control product that’s been approved by a veterinarian. Additionally, areas were your pets stay must be laundered and vacuumed.
You should pay close attention to your bedding and where your pet stays. You need to launder and then dry them using the hottest setting. You should also vacuum your furniture, area rugs, and floors. Lastly, make sure to clean your dog houses and pet perches.
Call A Pest Control Expert
OTC products to get rid of a flea infestation are regulated to make sure that they are safe for homeowners who use it and according to the usage that the average client may not always follow the label exactly as indicated. Because of this, OTC treatment products tend to have a limited life. If all of your efforts to vacuum, launder, and dry to break the fleas’ reproductive cycle fail, then you should call in a professional pest control expert.
Before the flea treatment, the pest control expert will provide you with a list of things you need to perform. These include details about vacuuming, laundering, and preparing the rooms and having your beloved pets taken care of.
During the flea treatment, the pest control expert will ask you, your family, and pets to leave the house for a few hours. A residual flea control solution will be used for maximum efficiency. The active ingredients feature long-acting components that would help in controlling fleas and most importantly, break the reproductive life cycle.
After the treatment, you will notice a significant decrease in adult fleas in your house. But you may still see fleas within 7 to 14 days after the treatment. They may have not yet come into contact with the adulticide that was used by the pest control Myrtle Beach professional. Once they do, they will die after a few hours following the contact with the insecticide.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need professional help in getting rid of the flea infestation in your home.
Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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