Pest Spotlight: How To Effectively Handle The Fleas In Lubbock

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Fleas are quite possibly the most annoying pests to deal with here in Lubbock. They make our pets itch, bite our family members, and are a nightmare to eliminate. The good news is that we are experts on flea behavior and have what you need to combat these pests indoors. Contact our team at EnviroGuard to learn more about our flea pest control in Lubbock and schedule an appointment for your home. For more information about these pests and the problems they cause in our area, continue reading. 

What Is Attracting Fleas To My House?

Many things might bring about a flea infestation inside your home. One of the main things is outdoor pets. If you allow your cat or dog to wander outdoors without proper protection against fleas, they might come back with some of these annoying pests. The same applies to wild animals that invade homes, like mice, rats, birds, and bats. These local pests carry pests like fleas and ticks indoors and then shake or drop them off their bodies. Surprisingly, one of the rarest causes of flea infestations is fleas crawling inside through gaps, cracks, and other openings. These pests are not exceptionally mobile on their own and are always looking to feed on and live on furry animals. To keep fleas out of your home, you must consider the animals that bring them inside. 

Can Fleas Live On Humans?

Fleas require a regular source of blood to survive. They get this from biting humans and animals. Fleas prefer furry animals as their coats provide shelter and security. These pests have a much more difficult time hiding inside human hair, which doesn’t mean they won’t occasionally try to live on a person's scalp or clothing, just that they cannot do so for long. If your home has an active flea infestation, but you do not have indoor pets, these tiny bugs will look for opportunities to bite you and your family. They are waiting inside carpets, rugs, and other fur-like areas.  

Can Fleas Bite People?

There are two things you should know about fleas. The first is that they can and will bite humans. Second, they sometimes carry harmful diseases that might get you, your family, or your pets sick. Here are just a few diseases you might contract from a flea bite:

  • Murine typhus
  • Bubonic plague
  • Tungiasis
  • Tularemia

If you have pets, check them regularly for flea dirt, flea eggs, and live fleas. If you notice these signs of fleas or bite marks on your skin, do not hesitate to call our team. Our experts at EnviroGuard know how to identify these pests and offer fast solutions to remove infestations from your home.

How Can I Eliminate All Of The Fleas From My Home?

There are many pest control companies here in Lubbock. The trick is finding a provider that will not drain your bank account and treat pests in a way that might get you and your family sick. At EnviroGuard, we work hard to ensure our services are top-tier and fully capable of combating pests like fleas without getting you or your family sick. Let us visit you and offer some simple options to deal with any and all pest problems you are facing.

Call today to learn more about our flea control options and find a treatment time that works best for your Lubbock home and property.