Winning The Battle Against Fleas: The Effective Control Strategy For Western Massachusetts Homes

Flea biting human skin

Fleas are harmful and bothersome pests that consume the blood of animals and humans. Fleas exist in most parts of the world in more than 2,000 different species. Here in the U.S., data indicates that roughly 300 types of fleas exist. Indoor flea infestations are most common among those who own pets; however, those without pets are still potentially vulnerable to problems with fleas.

How do you get rid of fleas indoors? Best results typically occur with help from trained pest management professionals. A Western Massachusetts pest control company maintains a staff that receives proper training and knows how to stop flea infestations.

How To Tell If It's Fleas In Your Home

Where do fleas lay eggs once they enter a home? Female fleas can often generate dozens of eggs per day, which are often positioned in carpets, pet beds, furniture, and upholstery.

When are fleas most active? In Massachusetts, the primary “season” for fleas and ticks begins in April and ends in December. Many sources suggest that cat fleas living indoors are most active in the evening. In outdoor settings, adult fleas exposed to freezing temperatures are unlikely to survive, making your home an attractive environment in the winter. 

Fleas Are A Health Hazard To Both People And Pets
Often, pet owners will notice their cats or dogs incessantly scratching as a result of fleas. Some of the significant risks that fleas pose include tularemia, tapeworm, murine typhus, and several other health-related concerns.

What are the most common symptoms and characteristics of flea bites on people?  Most people exposed to fleas will develop small bumps on their skin. Individuals bitten by fleas should refrain from excessively scratching their skin, as doing so might open a wound that is susceptible to infection.  

Practical Tips To Prevent Future Flea Infestations In Your Home

Are you looking for solutions regarding how to prevent fleas in houses? Local homeowners should consider the following strategies for preventing fleas:

  • Cats and dogs should remain on a flea and tick preventative treatment plan as directed by a veterinarian.
  • Install fencing or other barriers on your property to limit passing wildlife that is often carrying fleas and similar pests.
  • Regularly wash and machine dry pet beds and related materials.
  • Vacuum your home regularly to help limit the presence of flea eggs.

The above-mentioned tips represent viable ways of preventing fleas; yet, those with a substantial, active home infestation should retain the services of a licensed pest control professional.

The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation

How can you get rid of fleas that have infested a home? Fleas are generally difficult pests to completely eliminate, as they have a very strong reproductive capacity that is commonly overwhelming. Fortunately for property owners in Western Massachusetts, American Pest Solutions has remained a provider of superior residential flea elimination services for more than 100 years now.

Did you know that American Pest Solutions now offers an integrated year-long residential pest protection plan known as Pest Guard? The Pest Guard program was designed by a Board-Certified Entomologist to best ensure that the property remains pest-free. After our initial visit to your home, a qualified pest control technician will return four times during the next 12 months.

The Pest Guard program includes treatment and prevention for spiders, centipedes, carpenter ants, termites, and other undesirable pests. Our friendly staff receives continual training and education to ensure we demonstrate the highest quality pest control services. Another key to our success involves providing superior customer service, which is reinforced by a satisfaction guarantee.

Residents seeking a professional pest control service provider that they can depend on should contact our office to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Western Massachusetts.