Fleas are a nationwide problem, especially for households with animals. They operate on a seasonal basis, thriving in warm and humid environments. In Georgia and Tennessee, we have a longer flea season than most. That means vigilance is necessary from as early as March to as late as November.
At Lookout Pest Control we can eradicate flea infestations of every size and scope. Maybe your furry friend brought them inside, or maybe you accidentally transported them yourself. No matter the case, we have the skills and experience to get rid of them for good.
What do fleas look like? At first glance they are small and flat, reddish-brown in color with a hard exterior shell. They have four small legs and two massive ones that allow them to jump from place to place.
If you have pets, you might see them crawling through their fur. Or you might find their feces, otherwise known as flea dust, which look like grains of blackish-red pepper. Fleas are most likely to feed on the head, neck, back or belly of pets, so those are the first places you should check if your pet has been itching.
Fleas don’t use humans as hosts, but they still may leave bites. If you’ve experienced itchy raised red bumps, you may want to wear white socks and walk along your carpet – and call a professional flea exterminator.
Fleas are hard to predict, but it’s possible to prevent an infestation with the right techniques. Keep your bedding clean, and keep your pet’s bedding clean too. Vacuuming your carpets and rugs frequently will also help keep any fleas from reproducing – just make sure you empty your vacuum bag outside the home.
If you already have fleas, it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of them on your own. There are DIY flea killers, but more often than not they only affect a few pests without stopping the infestation. You need a professional flea exterminator to completely treat the area – and that’s where Lookout Pest Control comes in.
Lookout Pest Control, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a pest control and crawl space encapsulation company. Since 1983, Lookout Pest Control has been providing the highest quality pest solutions in the Tennessee Valley. Whether you are looking for monthly pest control, have an issue with rodents, or are wanting to waterproof and protect your crawl space, we can help.
When you want to get rid of bugs, rats, snakes, skunks, ants, or termites, you want Lookout Pest Control.
Fleas show up unannounced and make themselves far too comfortable for anyone’s liking. That’s why the technicians at Lookout Pest Control have worked since 1983 to kick out these unwanted house guests and keep them out for good.
With us, fleas can be kept at bay, and you and your pets can enjoy a more comfortable quality of life. Sounds good to you? Contact us today to get started!
Serving the Chattanooga Metro Area