What It Takes To Completely Get Rid Of Fleas In Your West Chester Home

November 27, 2022

It is good that fleas do not live on humans as on animals, but this doesn't mean that these local pests aren’t a problem for locals. Fleas are incredibly dangerous pests that will bite dogs, cats, and humans alike. The question is, how do they get into local homes?

Today we are talking about what it takes to completely get rid of fleas in West Chester and the problems they cause for people and pets. Contact Masters Touch Pest Solutions if you are more interested in hearing about professional flea control. Let us walk you through what pest control in West Chester looks like and help you schedule an appointment for your home.

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How To Tell If You're Dealing With A Flea Infestation In Your Home  

It isn’t always easy to tell when you are up against a flea infestation, especially if you do not own pets. Pets allow for visible signs like itching, biting, and irritability. Without furry friends, a person must rely on other signs of fleas; this includes finding bite marks on your skin, shuffling around with white socks and looking for fleas on them, and looking for flea dirt and flea eggs hiding in plush carpets, fur clothing, and other similar areas.

One thing you should know is that these pests often invade on wildlife like birds, bats, rats, mice, and squirrels. If you are having trouble with any of these larger pests indoors, do everything you can to get rid of them ASAP. If you suspect you have a flea problem, we recommend bringing in a professional for a thorough inspection; this is just one service we offer at Masters Touch Pest Solutions.

How Fleas Can Be Harmful To Both People And Pets  

Fleas will do much more than make you itchy if they carry a harmful organism. Although not all of these pests are dangerous, some that invade homes will get you or your pets very sick. Fleas spread diseases like the bubonic plague, tungiasis, tularemia, and murine typhus to humans.

As for pets, dogs are susceptible to Bartonella bacteria infections, also known as cat scratch fever and tapeworm. Cats are also susceptible to tapeworms and can contract cat scratch disease. The best way to avoid these types of sickness is to deal with infestations quickly. We also recommend implementing some long-term preventative options, which we will talk more about in just a bit.

The Best Way To Completely Eliminate A Flea Infestation  

Fleas cause stress. Removing fleas without professional help causes more stress. If you want a stress-free way to deal with an infestation inside your home, let our team help. At Masters Touch Pest Solutions, we understand pest problems. With just one visit, we will identify the severity of flea infestation, walk you through your options for service, and implement an effective treatment to give these pests the boot. We have been in business since 1991 with the idea of top-quality services at an affordable rate. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone better suited for the job. All that is left is for you to reach out to our team. We will take care of the details.

Five Naturally Effective Ways To Prevent Future Flea Infestations  

There are a lot of simple strategies that can help deter fleas from invading your home. To help you combat these pests today, here are five great options to start with:

  1. Install a fence around your yard and garden to deter flea-carrying wild creatures from your property.
  2. Make sure to seal your home’s exterior properly: this should include repairing damage to windows and doors, replacing damaged weather stripping and door sweeps, and filling in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  3. Invest in flea and tick collars for your outdoor pets. If you are unsure about this method, talk to your veterinarian about other options.
  4. Bathe your pets regularly and check them for fleas when you do so.
  5. Do not bring strays directly into your home but keep them in a confined area until you are sure they don’t have fleas.

Contact Masters Touch Pest Solutions if you are interested in year-round pest control. We offer many comprehensive strategies to help homeowners as they fight back against fleas and a wide range of other invasive species that plague West Chester homes.

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