Getting Rid Of A Flea Infestation In Your Pasadena Home For Good

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In Maryland, fleas can be a year-round problem for many homeowners. These tiny insects will usually sneak into your home during the summer, but once they set up shop in your house, they could stay there indefinitely. If you have noticed any fleas in or around your Pasadena home, Accutech Pest Management is here to help. We have been providing comprehensive pest control in Pasadena for years and know what it takes to eliminate these bothersome bugs from your home for good. 

How To Identify A Flea Infestation 

Fleas are incredibly small. When fully grown, they only measure about ? of an inch long. They are so small that they can hide in plain sight. Fleas often hide in the fibers of your carpet or the crevices of your furniture. Even if you cannot spot a flea in your home, there are still several ways to determine if you have a flea infestation in your home. Some of the telltale signs that you can look for include the following:

  • Pets that scratch excessively: Fleas like to live on most pets because they can hide under their fur. If your pet is suddenly restless or can't stop scratching, you should check their fur for any signs of fleas. 
  • Hair loss in your pets: If you are noticing bald spots in your pet's fur, that could be another sign that they have fleas.
  • Flea droppings: Otherwise known as "flea dirt." These tiny droppings resemble ground coffee and are often a dark reddish-brown color.
  • Bug bites on your ankles: Because fleas usually hide in your carpet, it is common for people with flea infestations to have several bug bites on their ankles. 

Another way to tell if you have fleas in your home is to do the "white sock test." To do this, you need to put on a pair of white socks and walk around on your carpet for a few minutes. If you notice tiny black specs on your socks, you have several fleas in your home. 

Fleas Are A Health Hazard To Both People And Pets

Fleas are not just a nuisance; they can also be dangerous to have around. They are known to leave extremely itchy bites on pests and humans that can become infected with excessive scratching. Also, flea bites can cause some people to have severe allergic reactions that require medical treatment.

Fleas can also pass along diseases to you and your family. Some illnesses fleas may transmit can include typhus and tungiasis. If they bite your pets, your furry friends can also get sick. Some pets become anemic after a flea infestation. Fleas can also give pets tapeworms.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Fleas On Your Own

When a flea transitions from the larval stage into an adult, it will first build a cocoon and go through the pupal stage. Insecticides rarely affect pupae or flea eggs. 

When most people try to find their own flea control solutions, they usually only focus on eliminating the adults from their homes. Many times, homeowners will think that they have completely solved their flea problem. However, after a few weeks, the infestation is back.

Call The Pros For Total Flea Control For Your Home

If you notice fleas in your Pasadena home, you need the help of a professional to completely eliminate these pesky insects from your home. At Accutech Pest Management, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for flea control. When you call us, we will schedule a time to visit your home and assess the situation. We will then develop a comprehensive plan to successfully eliminate the eggs, larvae, pupa, and adult fleas from your home. Call us today for a free estimate. 

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