During the winter months, it is easy to forget that there are pests lurking outdoors. As cold weather comes to a close, many of these insects are waking up from their naps – and they are hungry! Warm weather might encourage people to spend more time outside but with that comes the added risk of fleas and ticks. While ticks are making a home for themselves on your body, fleas are invading your household, one egg at a time. If these biting pests have made their way into your abode, call a Toodaloo technician right away!
Any infestation is a bad infestation, but fleas are some of the worst houseguests to have. These insects are hitchhikers, which means that they will cling to animals and even humans, hoping to get their next blood meal. Because they are so small, it is easy to miss a flea clinging to your pant leg or lost in Fido’s fur. When it comes to fleas, the trouble is not dealing with one bug, it is dealing with eggs. All it takes is one female flea to overrun a household.
Fleas lay eggs loosely on their hosts. With each shake of the fur, these eggs are being dispersed around furniture, carpeting and around cracks in flooring and baseboards. This spread is also what makes proper pest removal so difficult. By calling a professional pest removal company at the first sign of a bite, the road to complete removal is much smoother. Instead of just ditching pests, the experts at Toodaloo work with clients to not only create a flea-free environment but to keep these unwanted visitors from coming back.
“How did I get fleas?” It is a commonly asked question, particularly with property owners who do not have pets! The truth is that fleas can find any number of ways to sneak across your threshold and take over homes. Do you have a mouse or rat problem? Fleas will often use rodents as a way to travel. Are there squirrels and raccoons in your area? Another mode of transport for pests. Part of our Toodaloo services are prevention techniques. By pinpointing problem areas, our experts can provide helpful tips, tricks and even sealants to stop pests from sneaking in.