Living in Oklahoma, you have likely had a run-in with fleas throughout the fall months. In fact, between September and November, flea activity is typically at its highest threat until temperatures are consistently below freezing. At Emtec Pest Control, we know that flea control in Tulsa protects pets and have been helping treat Oklahoma lawns for over 35 years.
If you have had fleas in your home, or currently have fleas in your home, you likely already know how annoying these pests can be. Fleas are parasites that will feed on the blood of a host including cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals in order to continue their survival. Whenever that host is no longer available, they will begin attempting to latch on to humans and feed, creating an itchy feeling.
Signs of Flea Infestation
There are many common indicators that homeowners can look for to determine if fleas are present in their homes or on their pets. While a large infestation of fleas can be easy to determine, a growing flea infestation may not be as obvious. Some of the signs of flea infestation include:
- Pets Scratching – As fleas feed on your pet, the itchy sensation it causes will often cause them to repeatedly scratch or groom themselves. This common indicator is typically the first sign that a homeowner sees that signifies a flea problem is present.
- Itchy Bites – Depending on the severity of the flea infestation, it is also not unusual for pet owner’s to begin having unexplained, itchy bite marks. This happens when the flea population looks for a new host or loses its existing host.
- Flea Dirt – Flea dirt, or feces, has an appearance similar to ground pepper and is often seen around pet bedding or other areas that pets may rest including carpeting or rugs. Flea dirt is composed of old blood that has been digested by the flea then defecated.
Emtec Pest Control for Flea Control
Whether you have a typical home with a normal-sized city lot or a sprawling acreage, our experienced technicians are ready for the job. We equip our service trucks with spray rigs that can hold up to 100 gallons of the finished product. Call Emtec today at (918) 663-0613 or contact us for a free quote or to schedule a service appointment!
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.