What Are Fleas? - Accel Pest & Termite Control

What Are Fleas?


Thanks to their powerful hind legs, fleas can effortlessly hop from one host to another. If you’re dealing with a flea infestation at home, there’s no longer a need to endure it. Accel Pest and Termite Control is here to provide the necessary resources and knowledge to eliminate fleas for good. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in identifying the root cause of your flea issue and guide you on how to eradicate it effectively.

How To Identify Fleas

When faced with an infestation, it’s essential to identify fleas accurately. These minuscule, wingless insects are reddish-brown and approximately the size of a pinhead. Their flat bodies enable them to navigate effortlessly through fur or carpet fibers.

A telltale sign of fleas is their remarkable jumping ability, allowing them to cover long distances. If your pet exhibits excessive scratching or has black specks on their fur, it could result from flea dirt or feces. These indicators serve as valuable clues in recognizing the presence of fleas.

Why Do I Have Fleas in My Home?

Fleas can find their way into your home through various avenues. One common factor is having pets that encounter fleas while outdoors or in locations where animals frequently gather. Pets serve as carriers, introducing fleas into your living environment, where they can rapidly reproduce.

Flea Prevention Tips

You can effectively avoid a flea infestation within your home by taking preventive measures. Fortunately, there are various strategies to deter fleas from entering and lingering in your living space. To maintain a flea-free environment, consider implementing the following preventive measures:

  • Make sure you vacuum regularly, especially in areas where pets spend most of their time, like carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Dispose of the vacuum bag immediately to prevent fleas from escaping.
  • Wash your pet’s bedding and toys frequently in hot water to kill fleas.
  • Follow your veterinarian’s flea prevention recommendations. You can use topical treatments, oral medications, or flea collars.
  • Regularly trim your grass and vegetation to reduce flea habitats. Get rid of any clutter that could serve as a hiding place.
  • You can use natural flea repellents, like cedar chips or diatomaceous earth, where fleas are likely to be, like outdoor resting areas.
  • Keep your pets groomed with a flea comb to catch fleas early.

Basic preventive measures may not eliminate an existing flea infestation or prevent one from infiltrating your home. If you suspect the presence of fleas in your house, it is crucial to seek regular pest control treatments for effective eradication and prevention.

Flea Control With Accel Pest and Termite Control

Are you looking to eliminate fleas from your home for good? Look no further than Accel Pest and Termite Control. With our superior flea control services, you can eliminate these pests from your living space and prevent their re-emergence. Take the first step toward a flea-free home by contacting us for a free estimate or conveniently scheduling your initial flea control service online today!