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Professional Flea Pest Control Tulsa Oklahoma
Fleas are the animal’s worst enemy. The parasitic insects feed on animal blood and human blood when animal blood is not accessible. A flea infestation is devastating for animals and their owners. It is unfortunate for victims in more ways than one. Fleas have been associated with various illnesses associated with dangerous bacteria.
Which Flea Targets More Animals In Tulsa Than Any Other Species?
You may be surprised by this answer, but the cat flea “Ctenocephalides felis” infests more homes and pets in Tulsa than any other species of its kind. The adult grows up to one-eighth of an inch in length. The insect’s flat body and long, flexible legs provide amazing jumping capabilities. The flat body allows the flea to maneuver quickly through thick animal hair follicles, invading capture from human fingers.
Cat fleas do not discriminate between animal species. In fact, the cat flea has been found living in deer, raccoon, ferret, dog, cat, and fox fur. Some Tulsa residents who do not have pets were reportedly victimized by the cat flea as well.
Characteristics Of A Flea Bite
Before the flea utilizes its feeding tube, it injects saliva that contains a numbing agent on the surface of the victim’s skin. The insect’s goal is to feed without causing the victim too much discomfort. Of course, animals and humans are very sensitive to flea bites. So, the flea will oftentimes get caught in the act of feeding.
The characteristics of a flea bite include a pinpoint-sized red spot, itchiness, swelling, and sometimes a tiny pustule. The more fleas involved, the more bites the victim will be forced to endure. A large volume of flea bites may cause anemia or blood loss. Some victims will exhibit symptoms associated with flea allergy dermatitis, which can lead to severe hair loss.
What Is The Key To Preventing A Flea Infestation?
There are several things you can do to flea-proof your home. However, every member of the household must be on board with the flea management agenda for it to be effective. Preventing a flea infestation will not be easy, but possible as long as you are diligent, patient, and willing to take action.
- Do not adopt pets until you are willing and capable of taking on all the added responsibilities
- Develop an anti-parasitic (flea and tick) treatment for all pets living in your home
- Monitor outdoor pets for signs of a flea infestation
- Routinely inspect your pet’s living quarters and bedding
- Vacuum home fully to remove potential live fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, and flea dirt (fecal droppings)
- Routinely clean pet’s bedding to fight against flea infestations
- Encourage family, visitors, and neighbors to not feed passersby wildlife
- Install wood or metal barriers around low decks, porches, and sheds
Our exterminators are always on standby to assist their communities in need of flea extermination. We offer free visual flea inspections in both residential and commercial settings. Flea infestations are not limited to homes. Commercial pet daycare facilities, vets offices, and animal hospitals are at risk of a flea infestation.
Our Service Area
Chelsea, Taft, Bristow, Slick, Wynona, Wagoner, Hominy, Porter, Beggs, Terlton, Ochelata, Barnsdall, Haskell, Foyil, Cleveland, Redbird, Talala, Osage, Mannford, Kellyville, Ramona, Mounds, Avant, Inola, Coweta, Oologah, Prue, Leonard, Claremore, Vera, Kiefer, Glenpool, Sapulpa, Bixby, Skiatook, Sand Springs, Collinsville, Jenks, Oakhurst, Broken Arrow, Sperry, Catoosa, Owasso
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