Do you have a furry friend at home? Having a pet brings about joy and relieves stress in our homes. 

But if your cat or dog starts to scratch their body pretty intensely, you might consider inspecting their fur for evidence of fleas.

This can be a serious pest to deal with. Once you start ignoring them, they’ll reproduce quickly and can start invading your furniture, carpets, bedding and so much more.

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How Did I Get Fleas?

We often get this question when Miami residents call us. The answer? Fleas can come from many places; kennels, pet groomers or from stray pets and critters that wander in the wild or in your yard. Fleas can easily jump from a passing pet onto your lawn or even your shoes or clothing as you walk through your yard. 

They feed on blood and while they prefer animals, like your pets, they won’t say no to human blood. 

How Do I Remove Them?

Getting rid of fleas is a tedious job because they quickly multiply and can quickly infest many different areas of your property. If you have pets they will need to be checked and treated if fleas are present. Otherwise any efforts you put into treating the fleas in your home will be null because your pet will still have them; therefore they will continue to invade your personal spaces. 

The impact of these pests to dogs and cats are very much the same for humans. If you get bitten by them, you can get skin irritation or even a very serious illness. They can also transmit bacterial infections and tapeworms to its food source; you or your pet.

  1. Have your fur friend checked by a veterinary. You may never know how serious a flea bite is. It is best if you can get medical advice from an expert and buy certain flea-removal soaps or medicines.
  2. Use tweezers. Don’t use your hands when removing them. You may get bacteria or skin irritation. Also, don’t forget to use gloves, just to be sure.
  3. Wash the infected area. By using a mild soap, wash the infected area. This will lessen the bacteria spread.
  4. Don’t squeeze or kill them. It’s best to assume that when these are killed they can still hold bacteria. Place them in a jar and ask an expert to examine it.
  5. Always keep your space clean. Regular carpet cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, and dusting are some of the things that you can do to keep these pests from invading your home and furniture. Also, bathe your pets regularly and always keep an eye out for fleas, even if you’re not seeing them in your home. 
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What If I Don’t Have Pets?

Racoons, opossums, skunks, rodents and squirrels are usually the main reason pet-free homes end up with a flea issue. Or by bringing them home from someone else’s home that has them.  These stray critters or rats could pass through your yard, leaving fleas in the grass. They will then jump on you as you walk through the yard, allowing you to unknowingly bring them inside. 

It is best to keep grass at a certain height and use safe pesticide to treat infected areas where you suspect there are fleas present.

As an industry expert, Miami Bed Bugs Exterminator offers environment-friendly products that can guarantee safety and eliminate fleas. 

Contact Miami’s Leading Flea Exterminators

Let our professional technicians deal with your pest problem today! Removing fleas in your home is not exactly easy. For each flea you discover, there are typically many more hidden. Don’t let them invade your house. Call Miami Bed Bugs Exterminator at (786) 269-0530 today!