Make PestX part of your team for a flea-free home
In the Summer months, we all look forward to the gorgeous weather and some sunshine to clear our cobwebs and lift our spirits. But it isn’t just us humans that love it so much. Our PestX pest control team here in Bakersfield don’t get too much time off in the summer months as we’re kept very busy by super happy fleas.
They are in their element! The warm weather has them multiplying faster than gremlins in a shower – helped enormously by the fact that we all have our doors and windows wide open and our pets coming in and out all day unintentionally bringing in stashed stowaways in their furry midst.
The first signs of having these annoying pests is usually their irritating bites, which given their tendency to carry disease and bacteria, they don’t stay un-noticed for long. The problems fleas bring into the house make them one of the most dreaded home visitors we see here in Bakersfield.
PestX are often called to deal with flea infestations but with fleas it’s rarely a matter of just fumigating the house. Pets are often one of the main culprits. When you consider that a flea goes from being laid through to adult in less than 50 days, and that a female can lay up to 50 eggs a day – if the first part of that stage has gone under the radar you could have quite a significant pest problem very quickly.
So PestX can definitely help to de-flea your home or premises but we will always advise to deal with all of the factors at the same time. If you do have pets in your house you will need to bear in mind that they will need treating too as they are very likely to be the source of the problem. You will need to treat your pet thoroughly as well as all of their bedding and we’d suggest you time this well with the PestX team coming in.
You can use specially formulated shampoos to remove both eggs and live fleas as well as use spot treatments to prevent the fleas returning over the next month or so. Flea collars are also effective in deterring fleas in the first place. We apologise if all of this seems obvious, but we will always ensure that any PestX pest control treatments tackle not only the current pests but that we minimise the risk of the pests returning.
Our reputation has been built up over years of thorough treatments so with flea control, there’s an element of teamwork here. You only need a slightly warm temperature and a lovely home for a couple of fleas, besides their delicious hosts to feed on and you’re back to square one again.
So PestX will be mainly treating your premises to fumigate them but your pets and yard definitely need to be factored in too. Patios, decking, foundations and porches are all havens for fleas to breed in the warmer weather. If you use a home based remedy, all you need is a rainstorm and all of that work has been washed away so bear this in mind too when considering your overall approach.
A well maintained garden is less of a flea risk too as they love dead plants and debris so removing these regularly will reduce the breeding grounds available to them.
If you need any advice or need a flea infestation addressing, call our team and we’ll happily get started on keeping your home flea free.