Are fleas residing in your home or attacking you, your loved ones, and your pets? Albany Pest Control provides safe and effective flea removal in Albany, New York. Call us anytime at (518) 444-5760 and we'll remove fleas for you quickly.
Fleas are wingless parasites that live by feeding on the blood of mammals, most often dogs, cats, and humans. Scientists have identified more than 2,100 species of fleas to-date. They are very small, but in comparison to the size of their bodies, they can jump higher than almost any animal. They crouch to store up energy, spring into the air as if they just bounced off a trampoline, and then grab onto their target host with sharp claws made for piercing skin in order to feed. They maintain hard exoskeletons that can withstand tremendous pressure, making them difficult to kill if you're swinging something through the air trying to hit them.
Dogs, cats and humans have proven to be the main targets for these pests, although they will go after most mammals. Fleas latch on to you and your pets and lay hundreds of eggs. As you move, some of the eggs will fall off, which means that any areas you’ve been in should be cleaned thoroughly. Fleas are mainly a nuisance, but they do bite and are also able to transmit numerous diseases that are viral, bacterial, and more to their human hosts or animals. In both humans and pets, flea bites cause itching. Humans are able to purchase creams like hydro-cortisone to deal with this, but pets aren’t so lucky. Dogs and cats will scratch the bite area in an attempt to remove the itchiness, which just makes it worse. However, there are different creams and treatments for your pets as well.
How to Get Rid of Fleas
Flea removal needs to requested as soon as you notice a problem. They mainly feed on blood and they can only last up to 7 days without it. However, flea larvae form very quickly, many times within a couple days. Many “do your own pest control” DIY websites will suggest that you purchase insecticides or aerosols for flea control to spray around the house, but these substances contain chemicals that are not safe for humans or animals. Don’t risk the health of yourself, your family, or your pets by trying to handle it on your own. Call the professionals at Albany Pest Control and we’ll remove the fleas safely and effectively. When you call, mention that you found us through our website and we’ll give you a free estimate AND a 10% discount for our pest control service when you choose us. Call now: (518) 444-5760.