Why Do I Have Fleas in My Home?

Why Do I Have Fleas in My Home?

Fleas on a dog

One of the first questions you may have when dealing with an infestation of fleas is, “Why do I have fleas at all?” If this is your first foray into a flea infestation, there are a few simple answers to this question. For example, do you keep all the areas of your home clean and tidy? Are your clothes well hung and pressed? Are you washing your pet thoroughly?

 

Fleas love the warmth and any environment that provides them with the necessary nutrients for their survival is where they will seek out. As a dog owner, it is important to keep your pet clean and well-groomed. Frequent baths or visits to the grooming table can also help remove fleas from your pet’s coat. You should also take special care when giving your dog flea shampoo as many shampoos contain chemicals that may be harmful to your dog. If possible, try to avoid giving your pet flea medication.

 

Although some people consider fleas to be a pest, they can be quite detrimental to the health of your pet. They are easily transferred from one animal to another, especially when the fleas have adapted to human skin. It is not uncommon to find many flea infestations around decks and in the garden. Not only can they be extremely bothersome to your pet, but they can also become dangerous to the humans that come into contact with your pet.

 

There are several different types of fleas. There are blood-sucking fleas that feed off the blood of humans and other animals. There are also fleas that are parasites, which attach to their host and slowly eat their body until they die. There are also fleas that are plant hangers that live on plants. These last two types are the easiest to deal with and often can be treated with an appropriate insecticide.

 

Many people think that their dog has a flea infestation when they notice a few flea bites on their dog’s neck, shoulder blade, or upper legs. The most common place that people see these bites are under the rugs. The reason why you see them there is because the dog rugs are the perfect environment for fleas to breed. If you notice any bites on your dog’s rug, you should take them to your vet as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis.

 

It is important to know the signs of an infestation if you want to properly treat your home for a flea infestation. If you notice your dog itching constantly, you may have an indoor flea problem. The best way to get rid of fleas from your home is to call your vet. They will carry out a diagnosis and suggest the best way of treating your dog for fleas. Remember, prevention is the best way to cure your dog of fleas, so make sure to consult with your vet before any treatment for your dog.