Irritated and red skin, constant itching and biting at the infected area are all signs of fleas on your animal. The sad part is when your pet has fleas, they cannot communicate the pain to you through our language. That is why it is important to know the signs and to know how to get rid of fleas when they do come.
If you see any signs of skin irritation on your pet, your first gut reaction should be to see a vet. They will know what to do and exactly what is bothering your pet.
It is important to remember NOT to use flea prevention meant for a dog on a cat or vice versa. This can be life-threatening for your animal and will not help. However, over the counter flea prevention can usually help get rid of fleas when you use the right kind.
If you spot fleas or want to prevent them, it is important to vacuum your carpets and throw rugs very often. That is where fleas often nest when they first start out. However, having fleas or ticks in your home doesn’t necessarily mean your home is inherently dirty.
Before your pets come inside from playing, use a flea comb or brush to reduce the number of pests that your pet brings in the home.
If you have a long haired pet, pests can easily hide in the long hair. Consider getting your pet’s hair shaved down when pests are around the most like in the spring or summer.
If you are seeing pests in your home, call Insight Pest Solutions today for the best pest control Seattle has to offer.