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It May Be Cooling Down But Fleas In Ohio Are Still Here

Monday, October 15, 2012

While the weather in Ohio is beginning to cool down, it does not mean that we are free from the threat of fleas. These tiny, flat and wingless pests are a battle every year for households and it does not stop in the fall. So while you may be tempted to put your pet’s flea treatments on hold, the team at Rose Pest Solutions is here to tell you why you may want to reconsider.

If fleas have ever infested your home it is very likely that you understand just how bad they can be. Whether you own cats or dogs or not, flea infestations can be a serious threat to your home and your health. Here are just a few of the concerns associated with flea infestations:

  • They can transfer diseases through their bites

  • They do not just bite animals but humans too

  • Fleas rapidly multiply which means infestations can quickly get out of hand

So while the air is feeling crisper, make sure that you maintain strict flea prevention in Columbus, Cleveland, or surrounding Ohio areas. Need a refresher in flea control? Here are some ways that you can get rid of fleas as well as prevent them in the first place:

  1. Become friends with the vacuum! By vacuuming at least every other day you will really help to control any flea problems by sucking up the eggs, larvae and even some of the adult fleas. Don’t forget to throw the bag away though.

  2. Wash your bedding and especially your pet’s bedding to help prevent the spread of fleas and their itchy bites.

  3. Keep your pets up-to-date on their flea treatments and be sure you are purchasing quality treatments like from the local veterinarian’s office.

If you have started to get flea bites around your ankles or if you have noticed your pets looking uncomfortable and itching it may be time to seek help! Due to the rapid breeding of fleas, often times do-it-yourself flea treatments are not effective in eliminating the problem. The good news is that the Ohio pest control professionals at Rose Pest Solutions can quickly and effectively return your house to a flea free home.

To learn about Rose’s Home Service Program that includes treatments for fleas and many other household pests, be sure to contact us today! We provide pest control services in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio as well as throughout our Ohio and Michigan service area.

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