Fleas are small insects that can cause big problems for pets and humans alike. These parasites can thrive on both mammals and birds by feeding on the host’s blood via irritating bites. Additionally, fleas can act as a vector for diseases that affect both humans and pets. Taking action to prevent an infestation is the best method for completely avoiding the pest, but an existing infestation must be treated.
Preventing a flea infestation is generally less troublesome than eradicating an existing problem. Here are some tips to prevent an infestation:
• Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule can prevent many flea invasions. Vacuuming carpets is particularly important. Areas frequented by pets are the most vulnerable.
• Chemical flea treatments specifically for dogs and cats are easily accessible and relatively inexpensive. Treatments are available as shampoos, topical applications, and flea collars.
• Avoid excessive contact with unfamiliar animals. Fleas are known to hitch rides on unsuspecting … Read Full Post »