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What You Can Do About Fleas

DATE POSTED: April 13, 2018

Fleas are surely frustrating pests! They are tiny, escape in the blink of an eye, are hard to prevent, and a pain to get rid of. Due to their small size and flat bodies, fleas can enter a residence through places that most people might never find. Though they are a blood-feeding pest and will usually enter a residence by way of a mammal, you don’t have to have pets in order to get fleas. Their…

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What Happens To Fleas In Winter?

DATE POSTED: December 14, 2017

Brrr! It’s getting cold outside. Winter time is fast approaching which means the pesky parasites that live on our pets are going to die off, right? Well… not necessarily. As it turns out, the flea population inside our homes can grow exponentially as winter goes on! Fleas do not hibernate, and they do not become inactive in the winter. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

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Why Fleas Are More Active During The Fall Season

DATE POSTED: November 30, 2017

Unfortunately, the warm days are behind us. Autumn is here, and with that change in the weather comes a serious surge of fleas. Believe it or not, the fall surge of fleas actually pushes the population up to 70% higher in most northwestern homes. And of course, just because it’s getting cool outside, it doesn’t mean we can lock our pets up 24 hours a day. They still need to get outdoors to…

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Tips To Avoid Flea Bites

DATE POSTED: October 27, 2017

If you wake up covered in small, red bumps in groups of three or four, possibly in a straight line, there is a good chance you are getting flea bites in your sleep. They often appear around your ankles or legs, but fleas will bite anywhere they can grab a hold of you – including your waist, elbows, knees, armpits, and other areas. Who wants to wake up with flea bites?! No one. They are extremely…

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Tips To Keep Fleas Out Of Your Home

DATE POSTED: May 24, 2017

Fleas! Need we say more? These insects need no description. You know what they look like and you know what issues they cause when they get into our homes. But what you may not know is how to keep them out. Here are some tips. Some you'll know. Others may surprise you.

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Are Fleas Dangerous?

DATE POSTED: April 17, 2017

Fleas are the worst kind of pest. They cause you so much grief, they pester your pets, and they cannot be seen. As the weather warms and the fleas are out in full force, they are going to want to catch a ride into your home. Are fleas dangerous when they arrive? Big Blue Bug Solutions in South Portland offers a guide to fleas to help you decide.

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