Flea Myths: What You Should Know to Protect Your Family

Flea Myths: What You Should Know to Protect Your Family

Fleas are those obnoxious pests that are easy to acquire, yet difficult to get rid of. For the sake of your pets, your family, and your home, you should be familiar with these myths about fleas.

Knowing how to deal with these menaces will have your pet and your family both thanking you!

Myth #1: Healthy pets can’t get fleas.

As much as we wish that were true, healthy animals can get fleas too, especially in highly infested regions. Even though a healthy pet can be less attractive to a flea, you should still carefully check your pets for fleas and use a natural repellant whenever needed.

Myth #2: Fleas live on your pets, not in the house.

Wrong again. Fleas do commonly enter the home on your pet, but they can easily find shelter within your home once they’re inside. Carpets, bedding, and upholstered furniture can make great homes for fleas.

Myth #3: It’s not a big deal if your pet has a few fleas.

More than 90% of fleas aren’t even in the adult stage yet, so if you’re seeing a few fleas on your pet, there’s most likely a lot more where that came from.

Myth #4: Once fleas are off of your pet, the deed is done.

If only it were that easy! Your home, pet, and yard need to be inspected and treated for at least a few months after fleas are removed from your pet. Shady areas in your yard (where your pet likes to hang, too) are prime hideouts for fleas, so be sure to treat those areas, too. Better to be safe than sorry!

Especially since fleas are so tiny and hard to see, it can be a challenge to know that they are on your pet or in your home or yard. The best thing to do is to call in the professionals to help take care of your family.

Seeing signs of fleas or other unwanted pests? Reach out to us and let us help!