If you’ve ever experienced a flea infestation inside of your home, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Once these pests make their way inside, they can quickly repopulate and lead to a challenging removal. Even worse, your pets could be at risk of serious medical problems. If you want to protect your home from fleas this summer, here are some tips to help you fight back.
Treat Your Pets
Even if your pet doesn’t go outside regularly, you should still be actively treating them for any fleas that may find their way indoors on a different host. Take the time to visit your preferred veterinarian to see what treatment options are available or go to your local pet store and look at over the counter options. Not only will this protect your pets, but it will also remove the primary food source that summer fleas will have.
Limit Other Wildlife
Wandering possums, raccoons or even stray cats can bring fleas to your yard if you aren’t actively doing what you can to limit their presence. This means removing woodpiles, weeds or leftover food that could be attracting wildlife to your home. Any clutter caused by leaves and high grass could potentially be used as harborage for fleas, ticks and other unwanted pests.
Invest in Prevention
Working with a pest control provider for preventative services can help limit the number of pests that frequent both inside and outside of your home. By taking the right precautions, you can enjoy a flea-free yard all summer long and limit the chances they will find their way inside. Remember, fewer fleas actively living in your yard will mean fewer that could potentially make their way indoors.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.