How to Prevent Fleas
Serving North Bay and East Bay Areas
Fleas are one of the most annoying pests to deal with—they give us itchy bites all over and hang around for much longer than we’d like. The best flea prevention starts before a problem ever starts, and it involves keeping an active watch on your pets’ behavior and maintaining an organized and clean yard. If you’re wondering how to prevent fleas in the North & East Bay Area, read on for the flea control specialists at The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control’s expert advice!
Home Remedies for Fleas
Fleas can cause long-lasting issues when they enter your home, but there are a few precautions that you can take to make sure that they don’t get inside:
- Keep a tidy yard: Fleas like to find shelter in areas that are densely packed with trees and plants. If you cut your grass and prune your plants often, as well as organize any firewood piles and clean up debris, you can eliminate potential flea hiding spots.
- Prevent wildlife outbreaks: Raccoons, deer, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, and more wildlife are all known to carry fleas and disperse their eggs around yards.
- Use insect repellent: Using a bug spray that contains up to 20% DEET on your exposed skin can keep fleas off. Make sure to follow the label’s instructions.
- Watch out for your pets: If your dog or cat has been itching incessantly lately, check their skin for flea bites. Dogs are often the reason that fleas end up inside our homes.
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Can an Exterminator Prevent Fleas?
As is the case when dealing with many other kinds of pests, professional pest control companies have the experience and tools necessary to implement the best flea prevention strategies for each home they assess. This might involve a variety of flea control products, yard maintenance, or in-home cleanliness efforts.
An exterminator will also be able to locate all of the potential flea resting sites or breeding grounds around your property. Flea infestations often last a long time because the homeowner is unable to find where the fleas continue to come from.
Flea Prevention Help in the North & East Bay
If your home remedies for fleas are falling short of stopping your infestation, reach out to your local pest control company for help. With a focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles, we strive to both remove active fleas and prevent future flea outbreaks while keeping personal and environmental safety as top priorities. For a free quote on flea control or to learn more about our flea prevention services, contact us today!Back to Flea Exterminators – Control – Removal