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Flea Prevention Tips Every Homeowner Should Know About

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…

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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…

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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…

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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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