If you are one of those homes that does not have a dog, cat, or any other furry pet you may think that one of the benefits of having a pet-free house is that you never have to be concerned about fleas. While your risk may be less, it most assuredly is not at zero. But fleas and animals go hand in hand, so how can that be? Well, let us explore and find out!
You inherited them
Wow, what a gift. Unless you have a brand new home, the previous tenants may be the reason behind the flea presence that you are currently experiencing. These fleas were here before you, and once fleas are in, they are ridiculously hard to completely irradiate. Inheriting fleas from a previous tenant is no fun.
Good fences make good neighbors and flea-free homes
Your neighbors may have pets that have fleas, and they are a bit too friendly. They could be roaming around your yard and on your porches and decks and bringing their fleas along with them. If you have a fence, be sure that it is intact. If not, do your best to discourage neighborhood pets from desiring to visit with you by keeping your trash locked up and don't leave anything that they could consider food laying around outside. Also, you can always speak with your local animal control officer if the problem is consistent and is getting a bit out of hand.
You have pests instead of pets
Pests? Rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks are known hosts for fleas, and other parasites. Rodents that make their way inside your home will bring fleas in, and those that don't make it inside deposit fleas in your yard where you can inadvertently give them a ride indoors.
Wildlife are visiting and leaving a gift of fleas for you
Fleas are also found on wildlife such as deer, rabbits, coyotes, wolves, and many more warm-blooded animals. As much as we don't think of these animals as being a presence on our properties, to our surprise, they are. Many times they will sneak through at night or in quiet times during the day. They could be just passing through your backyard or stopping by for a meal by eating up that yummy Kentucky Blue Grass that you planted and drinking from the kid’s pool. Either way, they are bringing along fleas with them and leaving them behind in your yard.
Fleas can be an issue to any property owner, whether they have pets present or not. The best and only sure way to keep fleas at bay is with a year-round residential or commercial pest control program from the experts here at All-American Pest Control. We have the perfect plan for your situation. Keeping fleas away is more than just not having pets, it involves so much more. Contact us today and see just how easy it is to have a flea-free and pest-free property with help from All-American Pest Control.