Dealing with fleas is light work for your Tulsa pest-control company. Fleas are a bloodsucking parasite that attacks our pets and loved ones. These insects can feed off of any mammal that they can find including us. It’s often that I do see people with lots of flea bites, especially when they have untreated pets. Maintaining a home clear of these insects is important not only for you but your pet as well. This can protect you and your pets from diseases and other hazards. In this article, let’s take a good hard look at fleas, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourselves from these insects.
FLEA DISEASES, AND TULSA PEST CONTROL COMPANY
Because fleas inject their mouth parts into our skin, and draw blood out, they can often backwash during the process. This gives diseases the opportunity to make their way back into our blood stream infecting us. One of the worst cases of diseases spread by fleas was the black plague. This disease ravaged Europe throughout the middle ages. It was later found that black plague is a bacteria that was passed from rats to fleas, and then on to humans through flea bites. Most people think that this disease is long gone, but it still does rear its ugly head from time to time. In the southern part of United States, where fleas are more common in the wild, we do still see episodes of black plague finding their way into our hospitals. If this disease is caught early enough, it can be treated.
There are also diseases that fleas can pass on to your pets. Tapeworm is a very dangerous disease, and can be passed by the flea to your dog. It’s important to keep an eye on these kinds of things and maintain regular visits to your veterinarian to make sure that you are not in danger of your pets being affected by parasites like this. in addition, anemia can be a very big problem, especially in heavy flea infestation‘s. Anemia is what happens when a person or an animal’s blood count gets too low. This can result in death if it’s extensive. Often this happens with smaller animals, such as young kittens, or puppies. If there’s so many fleas that they are draining the animal of its blood, then this can become a terrible problem. Contact your Tulsa pest-control company for help.
FLEA JUMPING AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
Fleas use a complete metamorphosis to go through their lifecycle. This means that they go through four stages. The stages are the egg, the larva, the pupa and the adult. The first three stages are mostly completed off of the host animal. This means that the eggs will be laid on the fur, but will fall off once the host animal starts to scratch. The rest of his life cycles will happen, usually in a high traffic area somewhere around the animals bedding. Once it gets to the adult stage, it must find a way to get back on the host animal. This process is done by the flea, jumping massive distances in order to jump onto its host animal.
The mechanism by which fleas can jump higher, starts with a powerful muscle that goes down the length of the flea. The flea is a very narrow, but long insect. This muscle can contract and hold a lot of potential energy inside it. All at once, this energy will be exerted against its powerful rear hind legs, throwing it into the air. But with this much force, any deviation in the amount of power between the back to legs can result in a very inaccurate jump. If one leg is pushing harder than the other, this will throw off its aim.
In order to stop this, flea legs are internally geared to one another. Mother nature knew what she was doing when she did this. This gives it the power to go through both legs equally giving the flea the ability to jump 50 times its hight and yet remain extremely accurate. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with fleas.
FLEA ELIMINATION, AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
So if you found fleas in your home in time to deal with them. The first step is to get the fleas off of your animal. Many people go to the hardware store and buy the over-the-counter solutions for fleas. There are many different ways of dealing with this. But a preferred method for dealing with the fleas on your animal is to contact your veterinarian. They can recommend the best solution for you and your pet based on many different factors. All flea control must start with this. Contacting your Tulsa pest control company can help in getting rid of fleas in your home, and outside of your home, but they can do nothing for your actual pet. If you get the fleas out of your home and outside of your home taken care of, but still have fleas on your animal, the problem will rise again.
After this, your Tulsa pest control company can help you to eliminate the fleas in your home. They will often do multiple treatments in order to get rid of these insects. In their pupa and egg stage, fleas are protected from pesticides and other treatments. So it’s important to convince them to come out of these stages, in order for them to come in contact with the pesticide. This comes by vacuuming often. Your Tulsa pest control company will have more information about that.
If you have an issue with fleas or any other pests, then it’s time to call your Tulsa pest control company. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with fleas or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!