Fleas survive by consuming the blood of their hosts, which could be any mammal. They do not have wings, though they can jump about 50 times their body length. They have strong claws that allow them to hang on tightly so they’re not dislodged from their host. Adult fleas are usually brown and up to about 3 mm in length. There are more than 2,500 species of fleas, with the cat flea being the most common flea found in Arizona. Learning how to get rid of fleas starts with figuring out how you got them.
Where did these fleas come from?
Simply put, fleas like dogs and cats. Hence, most fleas are found in and outside of homes that have pets, though both fleas and ticks can also hitch a ride on people, as well. Uninvited rodents hiding in and around your home frequently have fleas, too. Checking pets’ fur regularly helps detect fleas or ticks. Fleas reproduce in large numbers very rapidly, so getting rid of them as soon as possible is ideal or you’ll soon have an infestation on your hands.
How to get rid of fleas
If you’ve found fleas (or ticks), treating the pet and the pet’s environment will resolve any problems. Preparation for the treatment includes daily examinations of the pet(s), vacuuming everything intensely. Launder and use the dryer for any pet beds.
Bug & Weed Mart’s flea treatments
Treating for fleas and ticks is a mini “war”, as these pests will require a little more coverage, products, and follow-up applications. That said, if you’re looking for how to get rid of fleas, ticks, bed bugs, roaches, or any pest, Bug & Weed Mart has everything you need to battle just about anything that’s bugging you. And our certified Store Managers are there to walk you step-by-step through your treatment and help you choose the best products for the job.