How Can You Get Fleas – Pets and Pests

Have you noticed some pesky bugs inside your home or workplace? These are probably fleas brought in by your pets. These bloodsuckers will give you sleepless nights with the fear of carrying them around causing you unimaginable psychological torture. But how can you get fleas? Let’s take a look at some common ways your pet, your home or your office can get infested and the importance of hiring a professional exterminator for flea control.

Numerous cases of flea infestation have been reported here in Ontario. One of the first indicators of the bugs is an overzealous scratching by your pets. If on close investigation you encounter small six-legged, wingless creatures of about 1 – 2 mm in length, then you have a flea infestation. Fleas have a flat stick body that seems to easily embed on the skin, fur or clothes. The larvae are pale white and will measure approximately 2 mm.

No matter how close to home your pets roam, these cunning insects will find a way to get to your pet and home. One of the ways is through contact with small wild animals and specifically black squirrels which are the dominant squirrel species in Canada. These and a host of other animals in your backyard such as raccoons and other rodents carry fleas. Your pet will most likely to get the pests from contact with the animals or the grass.

You could also be an unwitting victim of the fleas brought to your place by friends and other visitors. Individuals who often take hikes in areas with wild animals could easily get these pests and transfer them to you, or your animal.

Various homemade ways to exterminate the pests are available with over 90% ending up in failure. This is largely due to the various concentration levels and distribution of these pests in your home or office. In the long run, hiring a licensed exterminator will not only rid your house off ticks and fleas but also ensure you do not get reinfested as they give you custom advice on the best prevention methods as per your house or office.

Exterminators use highly concentrated pesticides in comparison with the local homemade solutions which either work over an extended period of time or do not completely exterminate the pests. The best part about hiring a professional exterminator is that you will rarely get a quack due to the stringent pesticide regulations in Ontario. Call the Exterminators: 647-496-2211 for integrated pest control solutions, also check out our pest control products if you want to apply DIY methods.

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