DATE POSTED: July 18, 2018
Many New England residents, especially those of us with pets, have experienced problems with fleas and know how much of a nuisance a flea infestation can be. Having these pests in your home can also be dangerous for you, your family members, and your pets as they are known to spread disease.
DATE POSTED: May 10, 2018
Having a flea infestation can be annoying. They will turn up everywhere in your home, and humans and pets alike will end up itching and scratching like crazy. The most common flea in the United States is the cat flea. Fleas feed off the blood of a mammal, lay hundreds of eggs, and can reproduce rapidly. They are tiny pests that only grow up to 1/8” in length. They can be reddish, brownish, or…
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…
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.
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…
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…