The hot, humid days of summer find many of us retreating to the cooler temperatures of our air-conditioned homes and offices, which we often share with our four-legged companions.
But oftentimes our four-legged friends bring six-legged hitch-hikers commonly known as FLEAS.
They don’t only set Fido or Fluffy to scratching – these tiny parasites will feast on anything that has blood – including humans.
Adult females feed on the blood of their host, then lay their eggs, which can hatch in as little as two weeks (or as long as six months!). Unchecked, you, your pets and your home can be infested in a very short period of time.
How do you go about keeping the flea population in check? Follow a few simple steps from the Pied Piper:
Wash pet bedding regularly in hot, soapy water
Bathe your pet regularly as well, using one of the many flea-repelling shampoos on the market
Treat your pets for fleas with drops or oral preventative, available through your veterinarian
Call the professionals at Pied Piper Pest Control to treat inside and outside your home to help combat flea populations 770-592-9814
The warm, humid environment in Georgia provides a fabulous breeding ground for fleas. Animals that are beyond your reach include squirrels, mice, rabbits and other peoples pets that carry their own flea colonies and may wander onto your property.
While flea populations cannot be completely eradicated, Pied Piper Pest Control will work with you to control your pests and help you enjoy a more pest-free summer.