Itching and Scratching
Many St. Paul residents have pets. Whether cats or dogs, there is no doubt that at one time or another, those pets will attract fleas. Tell-tale signs of fleas on pets are, of course, when you notice them scratching vigorously and frequently. Fleas are definitely a nuisance, and require a couple of different treatment measures to get rid of them: treating the pets, and treating your home.
Superhero Jumping Powers
For their size, fleas are one of the best jumpers of any living creature. With their long hind legs, they can jump up to 7 inches vertically, and 13 inches horizontally. If the same ability were applied to humans, a 6-foot person could jump 295 feet horizontally, and 160 feet straight up into the air! This amazing jumping ability allows fleas to not only jump up onto their hosts, but also to elude capture.
Tough as Nails
Their tough body is able to withstand great pressure, which is likely an adaptation to survive attempts to kill them by mashing or scratching. Even hard squeezing between the fingers is usually insufficient to kill a flea. That’s why there are many products to treat your pets, and the second step to take care of the population is treating your home. That’s where Rove Pest Control comes in.
Time to Take ‘em Out
Along with treatment for your pets, Rove Pest Control can take care of the rest. Our exterior/foundation power spray will keep a barrier up around the home preventing fleas and other insects from moving in. We also provide an interior treatment to kill fleas and their eggs. It is highly recommended to keep an ongoing treatment plan to keep fleas under wraps. Given the right temperature and humidity, flea eggs can live for months in carpet and other areas. Even after it seems like all the fleas are gone, those eggs can hatch months down the road, and they’ll be looking for a host to feed on. Keeping up a quarterly treatment plan will make sure that the fleas stay gone, as well as protect your home from other insect pests. Call a Rove Pest Control specialist today!