With the nicer weather upon us, it feels great to be able to spend more time outside. But when we do, there’s always a chance we’ll unintentionally bring some unwanted guests into our house with us. Like most insects, spring is the time when fleas and ticks become extremely active. What’s worse, once they’re in your home, they can be particularly tricky to get rid of. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent them from getting in.
Out of all the creatures that can invade your home, none are as annoying and difficult to get rid of as fleas. So what should you do if you find yourself (and/or your pets) itching and scratching because of a flea infestation? Here are a few tips that should help you fight back.
Fleas are very active, jumping onto passing animals and burrowing down into their fur and onto their skin. They stay well hidden while biting and ingesting blood from the skin’s surface. This is extremely irritating to animals, and to humans as well, as the bites can cause severe itching and inflammation. If you have noticed your pet itching like crazy lately, then there may be a possibility it has fleas.