What Boise Homeowners Need To Know About Flea Control

February 28, 2022

Flea control is a necessary step for many Boise homeowners, even those without pets. In order to get rid of a flea problem, your best bet is to invest in natural flea treatment and prevention, in addition to professional flea control assistance.


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The Life Cycle Of Fleas In Boise 

The flea life cycle is important to understand if you want to control a flea problem and potential flea bites and work to combat these pests with natural flea treatment. Most fleas have four life stages — egg, larva, pupa, and adult. In order to combat a flea infestation and fully remove a flea problem, you need to treat your home for all stages of the flea life cycle, which can be difficult due to the size of a flea, how small their eggs are, and the general prolific nature of these pests. 

The best way to get rid of fleas once they’ve infiltrated your home is to rely on the professional pest control tactics provided by Owyhee Environmental.

The Diseases Fleas In Boise Can Transmit 

Beyond giving the pets and individuals in your Boise home itchy bumps, flea bites can pass on a number of diseases. Flea diseases include plague, flea-borne typhus, and cat-scratch disease. In addition to flea diseases, flea bites can pass on parasites such as tapeworms and heartworms (mainly transmitted to animals). The larger a flea infestation in your home, the higher your risk of contracting one of these flea diseases, ending up with itchy bumps, or developing an allergic reaction to flea bites.

Natural Flea Prevention Tips For Boise Homes 

To stop a flea infestation from getting started and fully protect your property from these pests, you can follow the flea prevention tips below. However, you should remember that flea prevention tips will not help reduce an ongoing, widespread infestation – only expert flea control provided by Owyhee Environmental can help you with that.

  • Make sure any pets in your home have protection from fleas year-round. Work closely with a veterinarian to achieve this and ensure that your pets are fully protected; this is an especially important step for any pet that spends frequent time outdoors.
  • Keep your yard clear of debris and the grass trimmed down low to make it harder for fleas to hide out in your yard and stop pests such as rodents from living in your yard and dropping off their fleas.
  • Reduce the clutter in your home in addition to vacuuming and dusting regularly; this will help you catch flea eggs or adult fleas before an infestation becomes full-blown. Remember to vacuum and treat your furniture or pet beds during cleaning sessions, as fleas can live in virtually any fabric.

The Trick To Getting Rid Of Fleas In Your Boise Home For Good 

If flea prevention tactics aren’t enough for you or you have an out-of-control flea infestation, your next step should be to contact the professionals at Owyhee Environmental. The best way to get rid of fleas is to invest in this expert assistance. Our highly-trained specialists at Owyhee Environmental will be able to fully evaluate your flea problem, provide you with customized solutions, and help protect your property from future invasions. 

Instead of wasting your time trying to combat an all-out flea invasion with hit or miss DIY products, put your faith in Owyhee Environmental and let the professionals fully flea-proof your home with effective, safe treatments.

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