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Pet owners need to go above and beyond to protect their precious pets. Failing to do so could lead to major issues in the future. Remember that your pets often cannot defend themselves. Unfortunately, this is the case when you find yourself dealing with a flea infestation. If you don’t tackle the problem, your pet’s life will be put in jeopardy. Working with a qualified professional is the best way to tackle the problem and protect your pet. Fleas are a major annoyance and they could be deadly. We can help you get rid of them.

Flea Species That Are Common In Louisville

Louisville is home to many flea species, but one is more common than the rest. Once fleas have invaded your home, there is a good chance that you’re dealing with cat fleas. Unfortunately, there are several misconceptions associated with cat fleas. Some people believe that they only target cats but this isn’t the truth. Cat fleas will target people and pets of all types. For instance, they’re going to attack dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks, and opossums. They’ll attack your cat as well. Therefore, they’re a major concern for anyone who owns a pet.

From time to time, cat fleas will enter homes that do not have pets.

Problems Associated With Flea Bites

Unfortunately, flea bites can lead to major issues. If the problem isn’t dealt with, it could lead to more severe repercussions. For instance, pets may experience pet hair loss. Unfortunately, this happens when the pet scratches frequently due to flea bites. It can also lead to flea allergy dermatitis. If the infestation is large, the repercussions could be severe. For instance, pets may experience anemia or severe blood loss. In some cases, it could lead to death. Fleas can transport tapeworms.

Preventing Flea Infestations At Home

Dealing with a flea infestation won’t be easy. Therefore, it is best to keep them away from your home. Once they’ve invaded, getting rid of them will prove to be a nightmare. Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate the risk that fleas are going to enter your home. Nevertheless, there are ways to reduce those risks. Use the tips below to increase the likelihood that fleas are going to stay out of your home.

  • Don’t adopt a new pet until you’re positive that it is free of fleas.
  • Give your pets an anti-parasite medication regularly. Be sure that the product is designed to prevent and control fleas.
  • Don’t forget to mow your lawn. It should be three inches or lower.
  • Never feed stray animals around your property. Any wildlife should be ignored or runoff from your property.
  • Check your pets and their belongings regularly. If you find fleas, take steps to deal with the issue immediately.
  • Use a vacuum to get rid of fleas.

It is impossible to prevent fleas from invading your home. There will always be a risk that these pests will find a way to invade your home. When this happens, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re eager to help.

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