Flea Pest Control Illinois

Fleas are usually found on pets or in the homes of pet owners. Fleas multiply quickly, making them somewhat difficult to get rid of. However, with the right flea pest control services and a few tricks, you’ll be flea-free in no time. The experts at American Pest Control know and understand the habits of fleas in your area and can remove them safely and effectively.

What Do Fleas Look Like?

Fleas are tiny, shiny, and reddish-brown, with microscopic fur covering their bodies. Their size and color enable them to blend in with many different colors of pet fur. They do not have wings but can jump high and far. They grow to be about 2.5 mm long or less than ¼ inch.

What Problems Do Fleas Cause?

The nature of fleas is to seek out a host and feed off its blood. Pets are common targets because the fleas can jump from the ground onto their bodies and then hold on for the ride. 

They may also catch a ride on the backs of other pests, such as rodents, and will seek out a host body to feed on. This can be a problem for both the pets and the people living in a home, especially if the rodent is evicted and the fleas remain.

Fleas can cause a variety of problems for pets and people, including:

  • Itching and swelling
  • Allergic reactions
  • Transmission of disease
  • Time, money, and effort needed for removal
close up of a flea

How Do I Get Rid of Fleas?

Fortunately, there are flea pest control solutions. Unfortunately, they can be time-consuming and tedious. The best course of action is to enlist the aid of expert flea pest control near you. American Pest Control will treat the inside and outside of your home to stop the fleas in their tracks and prevent future infestations.

In addition to contacting flea pest control services and treating your pets, you’ll need to do some home cleaning: 

  • Vacuum all carpets, rugs, and upholstery, including under and behind furniture. 
  • Wash all bedding, including pet bedding and toys. 
  • Sweep and mop all hard floors and concrete, both inside and outside the home. 
  • Finally, follow any additional instructions given to you by your vet and your flea pest control company.

American Pest Control for Flea Pest Control Services

Contact American Pest Control to learn more about flea pest control services and how to take advantage of quarterly treatments to keep your home pest-free year-round.