Flea control in Hampton Roads is a year round concern since Virginia has such a mild climate. Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal, but most commonly humans, dogs, cats, and rodents. They can’t fly, but they can jump up to 8 inches and can dwell on shoes, pant legs, or blankets. When a flea bites it leaves a painful, itchy bump on the skin. Fleas are more than an annoyance, though; they can transmit diseases, plague, tapeworms, and cause allergic reactions in both pets and humans.
Steps You Can Take
- Clean and vacuum frequently, especially if you have pets!
- Clean your yard frequently of garbage and pet droppings.
- Protect pets by bathing them often, keeping them on flea and tick medication, and taking them to the vet on an annual basis.
Even if you wholeheartedly follow these steps, your home may still become flea infested, especially since the conditions in the Hampton Roads area are favorable to fleas.
Contact Zap Pest Control today at (757) 495-3626 to get rid of those pests with EcoPCO® organic insecticides, leaving your home flea-free and safe for your children and pets!