What do you do when you see your pets scratching themselves incessantly? If they cannot seem to stop and you notice irritated skin and patchy fur, there is a high chance that your pet has fleas. Fleas, while irritating and harmful, can be safely and easily removed with the right treatment provided by Nvirotect Pest Control Services, the premier Tampa pest control company.

To learn more about how to effectively protect, treat, and prevent your pets and loved ones from flea infestations, read on.

How to Identify Fleas

Fleas typically appear as tiny specks that are black, red, or brown, move along the top layer of skin, and are visible to the human eye. Fleas also leave “flea dirt” that can be identified by a red smear when wiping or tiny, white larvae that hatch in only a few days.

Fleas are most easily identifiable by the constant itchiness, irritation, and discomfort that they cause your pet. This itching results from fleas biting to feed on your pet’s blood. Because of the constant itching and bites, your pet’s fur may become patchy. If you are noticing these symptoms, take a fine-tooth comb to thoroughly inspect your pet’s skin for fleas.

Flea bites on humans look like itchy red dots, usually in fairly straight lines, around shins, ankles, and feet. Bites will also often occur on the legs and places where clothes fit snugly to the body, and will often appear in groups of three. Fleas will also leave identifiable remains on your bed sheets.

How to Remove Fleas

Fleas are constantly looking for a host and can jump from pet to pet, or even pet to loved one. When it comes to removing fleas from your pet, it is important to take them to the veterinarian, as they are the most impacted and susceptible to disease from flea bites.

Once your pet has been taken to the veterinarian for adequate treatment, it is important to also remove the fleas that may still remain in your home, so as to prevent loved ones from being affected. One of the best ways to ensure that these pests are removed properly is by contacting a Tampa Green Certified Pest Control professional from Nvirotect Pest Control Services. Our team of experts can ensure that you will receive the most effective flea removal.

Additionally, Nvirotect will also email you a protocol to follow to guarantee the best success of the flea treatment for your home.

It is also necessary to wash and dry all clothes and related items in the hottest setting possible, as intense heat kills flea eggs. In addition, vacuuming carpeting throughout the home and emptying the vacuum bags outside of the house are effective ways to remove fleas, their dirt, and their larvae.

How to Prevent Fleas From Coming Back

Once fleas are fully removed from your home, your pets, and your loved ones, it is imperative to take preventative measures so that the fleas do not come back. Contact the experts at Nvirotect Pest Control Services for a 100% effective flea treatment for your yard. This premium monthly service comes with free follow-ups if necessary, allowing for a flea-free environment throughout your yard so that pets and people do not track fleas into the home.

Ensure to also bathe and brush your pets regularly, always keeping an eye out for any sign of a flea infestation. While fleas tend to prefer humid, warm climates, they can be found at any time of the year.

Contact the Flea Removal Experts at Nvirotect Pest Control Services- Tampa’s Leading Pest Control Company

At Nvirotect Pest Control Services, we are proud to be the leaders of Green Certified pest control in Tampa, meaning that your yard can be flea-free without compromising the safety of any loved ones in your home. We are passionate about making sure that our treatment techniques and protocol are effective and performed with the highest quality.

To learn more about flea infestations and how we can help protect you, your pets, and your loved ones, give the leading Tampa pest control service company a call today at 813.968.7031 or complete our contact request form for a competitive quote.