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How To Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation In Your Collegeville Home

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A flea infestation can hit anyone at any time. These pests can get into your home in myriad ways, and once they do, they're a real pain to get rid of. But don't worry! You can always call on Terra Pest Management Specialists for the best pest control in Collegeville. Here's everything you need to know about fleas and what we can do to help you.

Identifying A Flea Infestation

Fleas are tiny and, at times, hard to see, but they will make their presence known. The most obvious sign will be on pets; if your furry friend is constantly itching and restless, grab a comb and check their fur. You may find fleas, bloody wounds from flea bites, or even flea eggs. Here are other signs of fleas in your home:

  • Stains from flea dirt (also known as flea dust): Flea dirt is a mixture of the bug's feces and blood meal. You'll find it (in the form of small blackish dots) on the floor, carpets, bedding, and furniture. 
  • Flea eggs in your carpet: Fleas lay eggs on their hosts, but most fall off. If you have animals in your home, you may find eggs in the fibers of your carpet.
  • Bites on your arms and legs: Flea bite marks are very noticeable on humans. They often appear in groups or lines, giving the appearance of a rash.

Once you realize you have a flea problem, call Terra Pest Management Specialists immediately. We quickly respond so you can get back to the things necessary without worrying about pests.

Fleas Are A Health Risk For Both People And Pets

When most people think of the health problems caused by fleas, they focus on pets. Fleas can transfer parasites like tapeworms to your cat or dog, but don't overlook the dangers they pose to humans. 

Fleas transmit diseases in two primary ways; directly (by feeding on hosts or being eaten) or indirectly (through their feces or open wounds). In addition, plague can spread by the improper handling of infected animals. 

Tackling a flea infestation without the appropriate safety measures puts you at even greater risk. So let our pros at Terra Pest Management Specialists do the difficult work for you! Our eco-friendly treatments offer safe, long-term protection from pests.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Flea Infestation On Your Own

Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs daily; each egg only needs a few days to hatch. The flea reproduction cycle works quickly and constantly, ensuring there's always more to an infestation than what you can see with your eyes. 

Additionally, fleas are expert hiders. While we focus on carpets and pets, they'll find a home in furniture (including beds!), cracks and openings in walls and floors, and sheltered areas of your lawn. Ending an infestation means knowing which products to apply to these areas and how to use them best.

It's a challenge, but not when you partner with pros. We've operated at Terra Pest Management Specialists since 2003, so you can always bet on our team's experience. We make it a point to stay current with the latest industry developments so you always get the best. 

The Best Way To Eliminate A Flea Infestation In Your Home

Professional flea control is the most effective way to end your infestation woes. Let our Terra Pest Management Specialists put our knowledge and expertise to work for you. Our expertly-trained team can handle all manner of pests in the Collegeville area. Our mission is to help customers protect their homes with safe, targeted treatments that directly address their concerns. 

Don't wait another minute! Call our team now to schedule your first inspection. We look forward to working with you!

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