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JG Pest Control – The Dangers Of A Flea Infestation

Some homeowners believe that fleas are only an issue for pets. However, this isn’t the case. In fact, you don’t even need pets to have a flea infestation in your home. We have seen many cases of homeowners or businesses struggling with a flea infestation, and they don’t even have any pets. This is because fleas can travel on pets, on clothing, on pet owners and more.

You could get fleas from visiting a friend with pets or from travelling in public transport where someone else has a pet. The pet doesn’t even need to be with them. Fleas can sit in a person’s clothes and then jump onto an office chair, clothing of the person next to them, a theatre seat, a hotel bed and more.

The danger of a flea infestation is because it can be relatively unknown for some time. Flea bites can also be extremely unpleasant. Just like ab bite from a bed bug, the skin can swell up. This will often result in an angry red bump that can be very itchy for says or even weeks.

Fleas are rarely alone. If you see one flea, chances are there are hundreds more in the vicinity. If not yet, then it could be soon!

Another danger of a flea infestation is the disease that they carry. Some of these diseases can be debilitating. Fleas can carry the bubonic plague for example. They can also be the carriers of spotted fever, typhus and cat scratch fever. Any of these illnesses can make a serious impact on your life. They can also drive pets mad with scratching and make them poorly too.

Fleas are not always easy to get rid of. This is why you should call in the experts to deal with your flea infestation. Fleas move around quickly. This means that they can’t be easily dealt with a quick spray or a pest trap. While regularly washing all your clothes and furnishing regularly and vacuuming often will help – it will not get rid of your pest infestation.

Experts report that if you see one or two fleas on your dog, this can quickly and easily become a full-blown flea infestation within as little as a week or two.

The only real way to get rid of a flea’s infestation in your home is with fumigation or a heat treatment. These pest removal techniques need to be completed by a professional. If you think you have a flea infestation in your home, contact our team. We can rid your home or business of your flea infestation with minimal disruption to your life.

Call our flea infestation team now to find out more.