Flea Control For Homeowners In The Hamptons

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Fleas can be the bane of any pet owner's existence, but they can infest non-pet homes too. For homeowners, here's what you should know about fleas in our area and how you can use home pest control in The Hamptons to control them.

What Are Fleas?

Fleas in The Hamptons are tiny parasites that grow only a fraction of an inch long and have powerful hind legs that enable them to jump up to a hundred times their height. As parasites, fleas feed on warm-blooded animals to survive.

There are several different kinds of fleas, but the most common and the one you're most likely to encounter is the cat flea. Despite the name, cat fleas don't just target felines – they'll happily feast on any warm-blooded animal, including dogs, rodents, wildlife, and even people.

Why Do Fleas Like Pets?

Many people associate fleas with pets, and why you should treat your pets for fleas. But why are fleas so attracted to pets, and why do they seem to target these animals over people? There are a couple of reasons why fleas might be after your cat or dog.

Animals, especially cats, dogs, and even birds, have fur and feathers that allow the flea to live on the animal for an extended period of time. If fleas jump on your dog, they can burrow into your pup's fur and begin feeding.

Once a flea has its fill of blood, they begin laying eggs right in your pet's fur. This act starts the flea infestation cycle, and eventually, the flea bites cause excessive itching and even fur loss in some cases.

Why Do Fleas Bite Humans?

Because people lack the fur our pets have, fleas cannot hide as well on our bodies and can't lay eggs on us. For this reason, fleas tend to spend more time biting cats and dogs, but they will still bite us if they have the chance.

Even if fleas can't live or lay eggs on human hosts, they know that people are still a food source and will bite us if there isn't a viable animal host nearby. For large flea infestations, it's not uncommon for fleas to migrate from bothering pets to bothering people in the household as well.

How To Control Fleas In The Hamptons

Some people may think the extent of flea control is just treating your pets for fleas, but that's far from the only solution. Even non-pet homes can still get flea infestations from rodents or nuisance wildlife, and the best way to control fleas in The Hamptons is with professional home pest control help from All State Pest Control.

With decades of experience in the pest control industry, we're the trusted choice for homes in The Hamptons. If you suspect that your home has a flea infestation or a flea problem on your property, you shouldn't wait. Call us today at All State Pest Control to learn more about our residential and commercial flea control services or schedule an inspection of your property in The Hamptons.