Why Do I Have Fleas In My Suffolk County Home?


Why Do I Have Fleas In My Suffolk County Home?


Are your furry friends scratching more than usual? Are you scratching more than usual? If so, you might be dealing with a flea infestation. These tiny pests love to invade homes here in Suffolk County and are known for causing huge problems for people and animals alike. If you are curious to learn more about fleas in Suffolk County and how to eliminate these pests, we have a few things to share with you today.

What Are Fleas?

A flea is a parasitic insect that feeds on the blood of humans and animals. The cat flea is the most common species here in Suffolk County. These insects are around three millimeters long, with reddish-brown, wingless bodies. Because fleas are so small, most people identify them by movement. If you see tiny specs moving and jumping around on your carpet, floor, or inside the fur of your cat or dog, chances are you are looking at fleas. Another way to identify fleas is with flea dust. Flea dust, or flea dirt, is the fecal matter of adult fleas. It is reddish-black in color. You can find flea dirt anywhere fleas are hiding, including inside the fur on your pets. One advantage fleas have to get on and off their hosts is their powerful hind legs. An adult flea can jump up to two feet in the air. If these pests were the size of humans, that would be the equivalent of hundreds of feet.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Fleas In My House?

Fleas are not just annoying pests; they are also dangerous. Fleas pick up harmful disease-causing organisms from animals and then transfer them to other animals as well as humans. These tiny insects were the main spreader of the bubonic plague during the 13th century. Today, fleas still spread the bubonic plague and various other harmful diseases, including murine typhus, tungiasis, and tularemia. The longer you allow fleas to live inside your home, the more of a chance there will be that you or one of your furry friends will get sick.

How Did Fleas Get Into My House?

The main way fleas get into homes is by riding on the backs of outdoor pets. If you have a cat or dog that you allow in and out of your home, be mindful that they might bring these blood-feeding insects indoors. To reduce the chances of this happening, talk to your veterinarian or research flea prevention options for your pets.

You should know that you do not need to own pets to have trouble with fleas. These tiny pests regularly get indoors on the backs of rodents, birds, and bats. Once indoors, if fleas find no pets to feed on, they will settle for human blood.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Fleas In My House?

If you suspect fleas are biting you, your loved ones, or your pets, you need the benefits of professional pest control for your home. For the best pest control in Suffolk County, trust the experts at A&M Quality Pest Control. We are a family-owned and operated pest control provider with deep ties to our community and a commitment to excellence. Our team is who you want if you are looking for someone to treat fleas while still treating your home like their own.

Contact us today to learn more about pest control in Suffolk County. We will walk you through your residential and commercial exterminator options, answer any questions you have, and help you schedule a service visit for your home.