If you are a proud pet owner, one thing that you probably worry about is fleas. These pesky little creatures can make your pets positively miserable and can even make them sick, particularly if there is a bad infestation or if your pets are young, old or sick.
Plus, on top of worrying about how your pets might be affected, the last thing that you probably want to worry about is being bitten by fleas in your own home!
Although you might not think that there is much that you can do to prevent fleas, there are steps that you can take to make flea control easier. If you give these tips a try, you can help prevent fleas from being a problem in or around your home this summer.
Some people wait until there is already a flea infestation before they ever hire a pest control company. Although we can certainly do something about an existing Des Moines flea infestation, it’s a whole lot better to prevent the fleas from ever becoming a problem in the first place. You’ll be able to prevent the problem more quickly, easily and affordably than you would be able to get rid of an existing flea infestation, and you don’t have to worry about your pets or your family being affected in the meantime.
If you contact us now at Miller Pest & Termite, we can go out and treat your home now. Then, the fleas will be kept at bay, so you will be less likely to ever see them in the first place this summer.
Keeping your yard neat and clean isn’t just about curb appeal, although that is obviously important, too. Getting rid of debris and keeping your lawn neatly mowed and raked is important because it can help prevent fleas from being attracted to your property in the first place and can make pest control methods more effective.
There are a host of flea collars, flea sprays, flea shampoos and other products on the market. Some work better than others, but using some sort of product to help prevent fleas from getting on your dogs, cats or other pets is smart. Every pet has different needs, however, so it is best to work with your veterinarian to come up with a good solution. Then, you can ensure that you are using the most effective product possible without putting your pet at any health risks.
Along with using flea control products, it’s a good idea to bathe, brush or comb and otherwise groom your pets on a regular basis. Doing so can help keep fleas at bay, and it can also make it easier for you to detect fleas and flea eggs when they first become a problem. Then, you can treat your pets for these fleas before their health is affected, and you’ll know to amp up your pest control methods before the infestation gets too out of control. Although prevention is obviously best, it’s easier to handle a minor infestation than it is to handle a more serious one, and the effects won’t be as bad for you, your family and your pets if you catch the problem early.
Fleas are a real concern for pet owners, particularly during the warmer spring and summer months. If you are concerned about fleas and want to do something about them before they become an issue, contact us at Miller Pest & Termite. Then, we can tell you more about our flea control methods and can schedule an appointment to treat your property.