Flea Season is Upon Us!
Well, we are in just that time of year that we all love the most. July, where temperatures can soar above 100 degrees and many insect species are on the prowl in full force. But perhaps no pest this time of year is more a nuisance than the flea, which is why we wanted in today’s blog to keep you informed on how you can pursue flea control in the Savannah area.
The flea is quite a nasty organism. Its only purpose in life is to act as a parasite, sucking the blood from anything that passes within its jumping range. At least even male mosquitos are active pollinators, fleas are only here to feed on other organisms. To make matters worse, they reproduce faster than nearly every other pest in the Savannah area, each female able to lay up to 5,000 eggs in her lifecycle! But besides the obviously irritating bite fleas can inflict, what makes flea control so necessary?
Any of us who watch Animal Planet know that mosquitos are the most dangerous animals in the world right now because of their ability to spread malaria. But did you know that fleas are nearly as devastating? Fleas were the party responsible for the plague that wiped out more than a quarter of Europe’s population during the Middle Ages. And while plague isn’t a huge concern in the Eastern United States, potentially deadly diseases like Cat Scratch Disease are still common. Thus, action should be taken if you are experiencing a flea infestation in your home or yard.
This time of year, fleas are not likely to simply roam around your entire yard and wait for your pets to come by. They prefer shaded areas with tolerable temperatures, where you and your pets are most likely to lounge on a hot day. Therefore, many of the places that over-the-counter flea killers are meant to be applied are useless in stopping an infestation, because they target your yard and not your house, your porch, and your furniture. It is always a better idea to call a Preferred Pest Control technician, who will know the right places to treat in order to fully exterminate your invasive flea population.
If you are having trouble with fleas in your residence, give Preferred Pest Control a call at (912)-236-5135 and let us give you a quality flea control service today!