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Fall Flea-Prevention For New England Pet Owners

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It is important for New England pet owners to be diligent in their flea prevention this fall. Fleas pose dangers to pets, and an infestation can be a nightmare to deal with, both on your pet and in your home. If you’ve ever spotted these tiny, jumping pests, you have probably let out a long sigh at the mess and work you have ahead of you in trying to get rid of them. A flea infestation can be almost impossible to get rid of on your own, which is why it’s imperative that you contact a pest control professional immediately.

The Dangers Fleas Pose to Pets

We love our pets, and we want to do everything we can to keep them free of sickness and disease. Fleas are one of the most annoying pests to deal with when you have a pet. They are tiny and fast, and impossible to control on your own. They can bite your pet and cause itching and discomfort. They can also transmit murine typhus and tapeworm.

Preventing Fleas

Talking to your pet's veterinarian and following their recommendations for flea control is imperative. Changing flea collars when recommended or giving topical treatments on schedule goes a long way in preventing flea infestations. Keeping your grass short to avoid attracting other pests. Brushing your pets outside before bringing them indoors can also help prevent bringing fleas into your home. Vacuuming frequently is one of the best ways to keep flea risks to a minimum.

Why Fleas are Difficult to Treat Alone

Fleas multiply like crazy, with adult females being capable of laying thousands of eggs. They are also so small that you cannot simply catch them in a trap and toss them out. They hide under carpets, in the cracks of your furniture, and on your pets. If you don’t vacuum them all up or destroy them with flea baths, the problem continues to recur through reproduction.

Time to Call a Professional

Homeowners should avoid using DIY tips and tricks to get rid of fleas, they are often a danger to your family and pets, and oftentimes, very ineffective. Our professional pest control experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions will work with you to rid your New England home of fleas in no time at all. We’ll give you recommendations for follow-up prevention that will help complete the process of eliminating every flea. Our Homeowners Plan will ensure that your home becomes and remains flea free throughout the year.

Don’t hesitate to call us today to help you with your flea prevention effort this fall!