The warm weather is here to stay and like many homeowners, during summer you enjoy spending time outside cooking out with family and friends, gardening, relaxing in the sunshine and participating in lots of other outdoor activities. The downside of the warmer weather is an increase in nuisance pests which can, if left unchecked puts a damper on your summer plans. One of the most annoying seasonal pest infestations is the flea. The knowledgeable experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control have provided the following tips, which when used in conjunction with their professional pest control services will help keep your home flea free year round.
Fleas Come Out the Most in Summer
There are a number of nuisance pests that are much more active in the warmer weather, particularly hot and humid weather and unfortunately the flea is one of them. Although fleas remain active inside homes year round due to the consistently stable environment, fleas that can be found outside only stay active during the warm weather making the summer months ideal for new infestations to rear their ugly heads.
How Fleas Get in the House
It’s certainly possible for a flea to jump onto your clothing hitching a ride to your home but it’s far more likely for a flea to enter your house through your very own front door after becoming established in your yard. In most cases, fleas will drop of off wildlife such as squirrels, deer and domesticated animals including cats and dogs when they venture onto your property. It’s only a matter of time before you or the family pets bring fleas inside the home with them.
How to Prevent Fleas in Your Home
The answer to this question is actually a lot simpler than you might think. In order to stop fleas getting into home you must first stop them from getting into your yard. By making a few simple adjustments you can keep your home and yard free of fleas year round.
• Never leave food outside that will attract wildlife. Unsecured trashcans and open pet food containers are like ringing the dinner bell inviting all manner of wildlife to visit your back yard.
• Make sure you empty all water containers whether they are intentional or not, for example leaking spigots, kiddy pools, or watering cans or containers.
• Keep your lawn trimmed. Fleas in particular love to hide in long grass and unkept underbrush.
• Make sure your furry family is kept up to date on flea/tick prevention.
• Wash pet beds and vacuum carpets and area rugs on a regular basis
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If you find yourself living with fleas in your home this summer, don’t despair! The knowledgeable experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can provide you with professional pest control services that will take care of your nuisance pest problems including flea infestations in and around your Greater San Antonio home or commercial business once and for all. Contact us for all your pest control needs.