What Charlotte Homeowners' Need To Know About Flea Infestations  

April 7, 2021

You might not see them running about the house with your own two eyes, but you should know right now that fleas are never quite out of sight – especially if you live in Charlotte! Here’s a disturbing factoid: there are over 2,500 different species of fleas present around the world today. That’s a whole lot of itchy bites! Thankfully, only the most common of these species are the ones that plague our beloved household pets. The cats and dogs of Charlotte are all-too familiar with these species, especially during the late spring season when fleas begin to wake from their long naps. Cat fleas are the most common species of fleas here in Charlotte and by far some of the most frustrating pests to deal with on an individual basis.

a cat flea jumping onto a pet

Fleas come from areas of the yard that are quiet, overgrown, and largely undisturbed. You will likely find fleas in overgrown shrubs, tall areas of grass, leaf piles, and even shady tree groves. Fleas are very good at hiding, and even better at not being seen. So when your dog or cat wanders by their area of residence, they can hop onto its back for a cozy meal without being spotted at all. Fleas need very little blood in order to survive and reproduce, meaning that infestations grow rapidly and seemingly out of the blue. It only takes a single pair of fleas to begin an infestation that takes over your home.

Flea Prevention Tips For Charlotte NC Homeowners

Keeping your home completely safe from flea activity is virtually impossible, but implementing certain flea prevention tips is a surefire way to reduce your chances of infestation this early in the year. The following are some flea prevention tips that should be enacted in your lawn as soon as possible:

  • Keep your pets (cats, dogs, and other flea susceptible animals) treated against fleas year-round. There are many different types of flea treatments available on the market today, including flea collars, topical ointments, oral pills, and more. Speak with a trusted local veterinarian to discuss the options that are right for you. 

  • Clear yard debris that could be attracting fleas to your property, such as leaf piles, branch piles, weed overgrowth, and more.  

  • Deter any wildlife and rodent hosts that could be bringing fleas towards or into the home. Use general pest prevention techniques such as moisture mitigation, entry-point sealing, and proper food storage to keep these creatures far away.

As a last and most important tip, don’t forget to have your home treated for flea activity using the professional services of a local pest control agency. Not only do flea treatments all-but remove the presence of this pest on your property, but it ensures that your upcoming summer activities are safe and fancy free. Call Aruza Pest Control to get started with an initial lawn inspection today.

Find Relief From Household Fleas With Aruza Pest Control

No one has time to deal with an established flea infestation, and if you are just beginning to notice the signs of one starting in your Charlotte home, it will be time to invest in professional pest control efforts right away. The helpful crew at Aruza Pest Control offers all the advice and assistance you need to begin living a pest-free life. Not only are we considered to be one of the best pest control services in the Charlotte NC region, but our money back and pest free guarantee puts us at the top of the list for quality, care, and efficiency. Reach out to Aruza Pest Control for flea control services today!

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