Dogs and cats make terrific pets. Like a great many people, I love‘em! What I don’t love are the fleas that find Fido & Fluffy to be suitable hosts, and who, ultimately, find their way into our homes, driving us all crazy! What’s worse? If your residence is infested by rats with fleas, this presents double the trouble, even though our initial reaction may be to place blame on our pets.
Fleas are parasites that feed on blood, and they are seriously troublesome. There are as many as 2500 species of these tiny, tough, super high- and long-jumping pests, making it of vital importance to prevent and eliminate flea infestations, no matter which furry being brings these blood-suckers in the house!
Fleas lay their eggs on their furry hosts, be they dogs, cats, mice or rats, and those larvae get scratched-off onto carpets, upholstery, pet bedding, human bedding, and clothes. It can take two days to two weeks for new fleas to emerge and go in search of a blood meal. Once they get a taste of blood, their reproductive systems and cycles emerge.
When fleas chow down on a rodent, and then take a dinner cruise on Fido, eventually landing in my snuggly blanket, it is likely they have just transported and transmitted some nasty stuff to both Fido and me. You see, with flea bites, the skin becomes itchy and irritated, and can result in allergic reactions and skin eruptions, not to mention disease. I suggest you provide flea treatments for your pets, and you contact me to stop rats with fleas from exacerbating a flea infestation in and around your home.
There are various flea prevention products available at your veterinarian’s office to protect your pets, and the professionals can assist you in selecting suitable applications for Fido & Fluffy. When it comes to rats, I suggest you call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control FIRST! I will ensure rats with fleas are not a danger to you, your family or your home.
I am proud to provide outstanding pest control for your home or business in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, St Pete, Tarpon Springs, Tampa and surrounding areas. If you’ve got a problem with rats, fleas…or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727-498-1977. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!
PS: And remember… “As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”
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