Your dog is an amazing companion, but has a few companions of his own… fleas. Left untreated, fleas can cause a variety of problems for both you and your dog, spreading around the house and causing infestation.
If you suspect a flea infestation, call the professionals. Waiting too long to call for help can make the problem harder to solve, and leave you and your dog at a greater risk to the dangers of fleas.
When to Call an Exterminator for Fleas
You may notice your dog seems irritated by an unknown cause, but you are unsure when to call an exterminator for fleas. Listed below are the most common causes of a flea infestation.
Signs of a flea infestation include:
- If your dog is constantly scratching or grooming themselves.
- If you experience itchy, red bite marks.
- If you find feces, flea eggs, or flea dirt in your dog’s bed, the carpet, under furniture, or inside the grooves in carpets and floors.
Fleas can be seen with the naked eye, but are sometimes hard to distinguish between other bugs. Technically, fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts–or, your dog. They are about 2 millimeters long and are usually reddish-brown.
If you are unsure whether or not your dog has fleas, simply watch your dog. Dogs with lighter colored and less fur may reveal the presence of fleas more easily, and you will probably be able to notice where your dog’s skin was irritated from the fleas. The fleas will most likely originate outside, however, if not caught soon enough, they can infest your home and pose a larger issue in your dog’s bed and other furniture inside.
Flea Exterminators in Falmouth, ME
You may think to yourself, “Oh, it’s just fleas.” However, hiring a Southern Maine flea exterminator can help you eliminate the problem for good. At Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control, we go through a two-step process to exterminate fleas: adulticide and insect growth regulator. This two-step process will kill both adult and developing fleas, breaking the reproductive life cycle.
Unfortunately, fleas cannot be killed one by one. They can, however, be killed by a seasoned flea exterminator with the help of some chemicals. Don’t wait to protect your beloved pet– call Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control at (207) 650-8654 to fight off fleas and keep you and your pet safe!