What are those red bites on your arms, legs, and feet? If you and your pet suffer from itchy skin and small red bumps, you may have a flea infestation lurking nearby. If this is the case, you should contact a Caldwell pest control professional for help with eliminating these tiny pests.

How To Tell If Your Home Has A Flea Infestation

If you’re concerned about a potential flea infestation near your Caldwell home, you may want to keep an eye out for these dangerous symptoms:

  • The presence of flea dirt in pet hair
  • Noticing red bites on your skin that last for several days
  • Unusual symptoms in your pets, including hair loss, non-stop scratching, or secondary bleeding 

Despite their small sizes and relatively harmless appearance, fleas can be much more dangerous than you could ever imagine.

The Health Risks Fleas Can Create For People As Well As Their Pets

Fleas are known around the world as vectors of illness and disease. Cultural historians credit these small insects as carriers of the Black Plague, a deadly virus that eliminated up to a third of Europe’s population.

Fleas have also been known to spread other significant diseases to people and pets, such as: 

  • Typhus
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Tularemia
  • Tapeworms

It’s important to note that not every flea is a disease vector. However, it’s best to treat every flea and bite as though it were potentially contaminated. If you are concerned about possible symptoms from a flea bite, please speak with a health professional immediately.

All The Ways Flea Infestations Can Start In The Home

Whether or not you have pets in the home, fleas can still make their way to your property with relative ease. Outdoors, fleas could sneak inside via potted plants, garden tools, and other greenery migrating into the home. Cat fleas may follow you home on baggage, clothing, or other pieces of luggage, finding ways to bed down into your carpets and rugs. Still, other fleas may be dropped into your property by wildlife creatures and other mammals. If you have a secondary pest infestation around the home (specifically raccoons, rats, or possums), you may be inviting large quantities of fleas to settle down.

Although flea infestations can be highly frustrating to combat, there are some ways to eliminate them quickly, safely, and significantly cost-effectively. 

Caldwell Homeowner's Secret Weapon For Total Flea Control

Total flea control around your property is a tall order indeed, especially for the home and business owners of Caldwell. Not only do these pests reproduce at rapid rates, but their ability to overrun your home and potentially spread disease can be very concerning for your family’s health and wellness. To protect yourself and the ones you love from the signs of pest activity, it would be wise to get in touch with the experts behind Affinity Pest Control right away. 

Affinity Pest Control is one of Caldwell's leading providers of pest management services, with decades of experience in flea elimination and identification. When you call our office today, you can receive a free quote at a time convenient to you and an infestation inspection that evaluates your risks of flea damages. 

Call Affinity Pest Control today and take advantage of our exclusive flea control offers. We’re prepared to protect you and your loved ones with some of the best solutions on the market.