Primary Seasons: Summer, Fall
HOW TO IDENTIFY A FLEA INFESTATION
While pet owners have a greater chance of getting fleas, these little monsters don’t discriminate and will make their way into your home despite there being a pet present.
Here’s what you should look out for:
You see them: Fleas are dark red or brown and have two antennae and six legs. Their back legs are long and powerful, allowing them to jump over 10 inches in a single leap. You may see them on your pet or in common areas around your home.
You notice small dirt piles: Those piles are called “flea dirt,” and it’s actually flea feces. Flea dirt looks like spilled pepper and you’ll see it collected in your bedding, carpets, rugs, on your pet's favorite napping spot or even on your pet's skin.
Excessive scratching or gnawing: You may not see the fleas directly but if you notice your pet scratching continuously or gnawing at themselves, it may be a sign of the dreaded flea.
If you have or suspect a flea infestation, call Madsen Pest Management. Here’s the process our Madsen team will follow to get rid of your flea problem:
First, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify the flea infestation in your home.
IdentifyAfter the inspection, our technicians will identify and create a customized treatment plan to address them.
We’ll clear your home from fleas using the best techniques for your infestation.
Annual ControlFleas can be recurring pests that are tough to get rid of. Most likely, you will need ongoing treatments to rid your home of fleas once and for all. This process may take a few consecutive treatments over a few months.
PREVENT FLEAS ON YOUR PET:
- Prevent your pet from venturing into tall grass or dense forest areas
- Limit your pets’ contact with wild or stray animals
- Bathe and brush your pet regularly
- Perform flea checks on your pet regularly
- Talk to your veterinarian about flea control products that will work for your pet
PREVENT FURTHER FLEA INFESTATIONS INSIDE YOUR HOME:
- Sweep & vacuum often to help prevent fleas and eggs from multiplying and make sure to empty the bag outside
- Clean & wash bedding often to help prevent fleas and eggs from multiplying
- Maintain outdoor areas to prevent fleas in your outdoor areas