Fleas in or around the home are usually linked with a pet dog or cat. The same flea that feeds on a dog or cat will also bite people — piercing the skin, sucking blood, and leaved a red, itching spot. The initial bite of a flea is usually painless, but the area will become irritated, itch within a few hours and could eventually lead to scarring if not treated.Contact Us
Female fleas, after feeding on blood, lay eggs that hatch into a small, white, active, worm-like stage that grows to about 1/16 inch long. This stage may be found by homeowners in the bedding of flea-infested pets or in carpeted areas where pets sleep. The larvae feed on organic debris, including dried adult flea feces containing blood. They cannot pierce the skin of people or pets.
Disease transmission by fleas is relatively infrequent in the Pacific Northwest; however, fleas from rodents can carry and transmit plague. Fleas can occur at the workplace or business if you allow pets that carry them at the time of a home infestation to frequent the office or workplace.
Control. A Pest Fighter (or pest control operator) undertaking flea or rodent control in areas such as rat-infested waterfronts or wild outdoor areas with a rodent/flea problem, take the necessary precautions against flea bites. Control of fleas must precede control of rodents to prevent fleas from shifting to human hosts.
Pest Fighter pest control company is a professional, licensed and insured pest control operator (PCO) located in the Greater Seattle area, serving King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County. Pest Fighter not only prevents pest problems, but we offer an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solution for both treating pest problems and monitoring for the presence of pests and pest damage. For help in controlling fleas in your area of Washington, contact your local Pest Fighter or pest control operator (or PCO).