Our pets are like family to us, but they are also often the residency of tiny pests known as fleas. These unwelcome guests can show up by the hundreds, especially during humid seasons. If carried inside, it won’t be long before they move into your carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
Fleas can lay dormant and unnoticed for months up to a year before they hatch and attach themselves to a host. Even the smallest flea problem can become serious quite quickly, as fleas breed at a rapid pace, some lay between 25-40 eggs per day.
You’ll know when you’ve been bitten by fleas, as they often bite around the legs and ankles in a pattern of two to three bites in a row. You will feel the bites as soon as they occur; if bad enough, they can cause soreness for up to a week. Some fleas cause allergic reactions while others can transmit tapeworm. In extremely rare cases, some fleas carry deadly diseases. To prevent these pests from intruding your humble abode, take these simple steps as a precautionary method: