So many of us in North Georgia are proud pet owners, but sometimes that can come with a price: fleas. These pesky little insects tend to get into your home by hitching a ride on your pets as they enter and exit the house, and once they get inside it can be a problem to get rid of them. It is a daily common myth that fleas will eventually just go away on their own, but this is far from correct. If you’ve got a flea infestation, you can’t afford to wait for the problem to resolve itself – it won’t. Instead, call the professional pest control experts at Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions in Buford, GA, today.
What Are Fleas, Exactly?
Fleas are a species of parasitic insect that feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. These small, flightless insects also have the ability to jump long distances, which is why they spread from animal to animal or animal to person so easily. These insects are more than just pests; their bites are capable of producing, at best, an itchy red rash and, at worst, they can transmit diseases including myxomatosis and – no joke – the plague. Even without the telltale itching, fleas can leave behind “flea dirt”, which looks like small black specs. These insects can spell serious problems for your family’s health and well-being, so if you aren’t sure they’ve entered your home, you may want to have the pros at Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions come out and take a look.
I’ve Got Fleas – Won’t They Just Go Away?
Unfortunately, no, they won’t. Most fleas can live for between two and three weeks on a host organism, but some flea eggs can survive unhatched for up to an entire year. So even if the fleas you have are dying off, there will be plenty of eggs left to replace them. Fleas reproduce extremely quickly, so a small flea problem can become exponentially larger in a matter of days or weeks, and last for an indefinite amount of time without treatment. Here in North Georgia, the climate is warm enough that fleas thrive quite easily, so any flea problem you have is more than likely going to get worse before it gets better.
Call Contractor’s Best Today
Ignoring fleas is a mistake, but so is attempting to use store-bought flea control agents. These often either don’t work, or don’t work well enough to truly eradicate the problem. Fleas are best handled by trained professionals like the experts at Buford, GA’s Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions. We will thoroughly inspect your home for infestation, use state-of-the-art insecticides to handle the problem, and check back on a regular basis for signs of resurgence. If you even suspect you have a flea infestation, your next call should be to Contractor’s Best Pest Solutions.