They killed millions of humans during the Bourbonic Plague. These insects are herculean jumpers. A household doesn’t require a pet for an infestation. They are vampires with six legs. Most live on cats and dogs and can cause death from anemia. Sometimes they are found on humans.
We are talking about fleas.
When you discover them on your pet, there is good chance fleas have infested your home. Six Brother’s Pest Control in Eagle Idaho, have put together some interesting facts about fleas; enjoy.
- There are 2,500 different species of fleas.
- When a flea jumps, the acceleration is 50 times the speed of the space shuttle.
- When mammals showed up, so did fleas.
- Fleas don’t have ears, and their eyesight is poor
- Fleas can pull 160,000 times their weight; this equals a full-grown man pulling over 2,600 double-decker buses.
- Fleas can jump 30,000 times in a row.
- Fleas can jump 150 times their length; to match that, a man would have to jump the length of a football field.
- One flea can produce up to 1,000 eggs in just 21 days.
- Dogs can be infected with tapeworm from a bite of a flea
- If you sleep with your pet, chances are good your bed has fleas too. (source)
After reading all these skin-crawling facts about fleas, you might want to know what benefits they provide. They, along with ants, flies, and cockroaches, are nature’s garbage disposals. They dispose of anything that was living and has died. Fleas ingest animals but any organic matter, including trees, plants, even other animal’s droppings. Fleas return organic material to the soil.
Six Brother’s Pest Control in Eagle Idaho, can help a homeowner get rid of fleas in a home and even in yards. However, this is a three-pronged approach. It needs the help of three different players. First is your veterinarian. He or she will give you treatment for your cat or dog. Secondly is the homeowner. Quite a bit of cleaning needs to be done not just to get rid of the fleas but their eggs and offspring—finally, a trusted and experienced pest control—Six Brother’s Pest Control in Eagle Idaho. Our company has been fighting household pests for nearly a quarter-century.
After seeing your veterinarian and learning how to control fleas on your pet, it is time for your contribution. The homeowner has a longer ‘honey do’ list than any other player on this team. Inspect any place in the house where the dog or cat likes to sleep. This includes dog beds, rugs, sofas, lounge chairs, or even where you sleep. The items that will fit in the washing machine should be washed with the hottest water your device will tolerate. If the dog bed is too big, take it to a laundromat and once again clean it with the most scalding water possible. As for the furniture and the carpets, have it all steam cleaned. Fleas and their offspring like dark corners and if there are piles of debris fleas will find it. If clothes are lying on the floor, pick them up. Vacuum often. Ask the carpet cleaners for suggestions of products to get rid of fleas.
Now it is Six Brother’s Pest Control in Eagle Idaho, to step in and do their magic. Please make an appointment to have us come to your home. We will inspect your home and note your concerns. Our technicians will let you know what kind of products and machines we will be using. We will also advise you, your family, and your pets if you need to vacate the house while working.
If you own multiple pets, our techs may recommend regular and repeated treatments. We may also propose treatment for your lawn.
Fleas are nothing new, and Six Brother’s Pest Control knows what to do when homeowners discover them. Our service calls are reasonably priced. We don’t operate like the nationwide companies do because we are locally owned and operated. We are a family business that is proud to be part of the Eagle, Idaho community. We are customer-focused and results-driven in everything we do.
If questions come up about any treatment or pest, give us a call, and we will be happy to take the time to answer them.
No one likes to see their pets itching and miserable. Call Six Brother’s Pest Control in Eagle Idaho, to keep fleas off your pet and out of your home.