Even if you follow the most rigorous cleaning schedule at home, fleas can still become problematic – especially if you have dogs, cats and other animals running around. Even the most careful of pet owners can run into trouble, so it can be helpful to know what signs to look out for and what to do if you suddenly find yourself with a pest infestation at some point.
Signs to look out for that could indicate that your pet has a flea problem include scratching, sore or bald patches, hair loss, redness and irritation and thickened skin on some parts of their body (such as around their ears).
Also take a look at your pet’s coat, as well. Can you see any small brown insects crawling around, or any dark specks in their fur? And don’t forget to check yourself for any unexplained insect bites, as this could also be an indication that you may need to take action.
If you’ve checked your pet (and yourself!) and believe you do have fleas on your hands, it’s essential to treat the animal and your home at the same time, since fleas are able to survive without a host for a long time.
The good news is that treatment isn’t difficult and you can easily prevent your animals from catching fleas, following a chat with your vet about the best approach.
Where your house is concerned, cleaning regularly and paying close attention to the furniture, floors and skirting boards can help destroy any fleas that may be lurking.
Specialist treatments can also be applied to help eradicate infestations, but it is generally advisable to enlist the services of a professional and experienced company to get the job done. We know what we’re doing when it comes to flea pest control services – so get in touch with us today to see how we can help.