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Simple Guide To Avoiding Fleas In Tampa

March 10, 2023 - Fleas

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There are many things in life that are good to avoid. These things include crossing the street with your eyes closed, walking through a dark alleyway in the middle of the night, and putting a penny into a blender. One thing we like to help homeowners avoid in Tampa is fleas. These pests are a huge problem with the many sicknesses they spread and the direct threat they pose to pets. Today we are going to provide you with a simple guide for flea pest control in Tampa to help you avoid and/or eliminate these pests. Contact our team at EcoSmart Pest Solutions if you need a direct answer to an active infestation. We will send a technician your way to identify and deal with potentially harmful fleas.

How To Spot Fleas In Your Tampa Home

Fleas are one of those pests that are either incredibly easy to identify or nearly impossible to spot. This all depends on a few things. First, do you own a pet? If so, you might notice your pet scratching or biting at its fur more frequently. This combined with the presence of flea dirt, live fleas, and flea eggs in their fur is a clear sign of an active problem. If you do not own a pet, fleas will be harder to identify. They will most likely hide in your carpeted areas, in the cracks between floorboards, and in other secluded areas. One way to identify fleas when you don’t have indoor pets is to check your legs and feet for bites. Flea bites almost exclusively occur in these areas as these pests have trouble climbing up humans during the day.

Problems Fleas Cause When They Invade Your Home

There is no list of problems fleas cause. These pests are only known for the way they pick up and spread diseases. Fleas riding on the backs of rodents spread the bubonic plague during the 13th century, killing millions. Today, these pests still spread harmful diseases, including the bubonic plague. There are fewer fatalities, however, due to our access to modern medicine and the diligent efforts of the CDC to track and control outbreaks. Keeping this in mind, if you want to avoid illnesses like tularemia, murine typhus, and tungiasis, you need to do your best to avoid flea bites. 

Flea Prevention Guide

There is no magic indoor flea spray that will keep these pests away for good. The two options you have to control these pests are DIY prevention and professional pest control. Let’s start with these five prevention methods that you can use to try to keep fleas away.

  1. Invest in flea and tick protection for your furry friends.
  2. Make sure your home’s exterior foundation does not have any cracks, gaps, or holes.
  3. Repair damage to window/door screens.
  4. Make sure your roofline is properly sealed and that your shingles and siding are in good working order.
  5. Invest in a rodent-proof cap for your chimney.

If you want professional help to deter fleas and the pests they ride in on, get our team at EcoSmart Pest Solutions involved.

The Many Benefits Of Year-Round Pest Control In Tampa

There are so many benefits to year-round pest control. One obvious benefit is that you don’t have to deal with fleas inside your home. If you are ready to make this investment to better your quality of life, let our team at EcoSmart Pest Solutions know. We would be happy to talk you through your options and find a plan that best meets your pest control needs.

Call us today if you have questions about fleas or if you are ready to make an appointment for your Tampa home.