Pet owners and non-pet owners alike can have fleas on their property. Fleas are classified as parasites,and are carried in by many animals that frequent our St. Johns County backyards, included squirrels, rodents and yes, even the neighbor’s pet! It only takes ONE flea to start an infestation. Depending on the type of flea and climate it can take as little as one week for a problem to begin.
Just like mosquitoes and adult ticks, adult fleas are eliminated when we treat a property with our mosquito barrier treatment. In order to control the life cycle of the flea, we add a growth regulator to the barrier treatment. The growth regulator stops the life cycle of the flea so that they do not become adults. This process, when done with every barrier treatment, across the season, will keep the fleas off your pets and also greatly reduce the risk of them being brought into your home.
In the case of a flea infestation, we recommend scheduling our treatment in unison with a regimen to gain complete control. This includes your interior eradication treatment as well as your veterinarian’s recommended treatment for your pet. Fleas aren’t just a nuisance, they can also cause and spread illness to our pets and family:
Pets can get tapeworms by swallowing infected adult fleas, which can occur when animals groom themselves or other animals. Cats can also get the disease by eating infected mice. Tapeworms make themselves at home in the intestines of dogs, cats, and humans. While extremely uncommon in adults, children may get infected by accidentally swallowing an infected flea, which they can encounter while playing outdoors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Cases of Murine Typhus are found in hot, humid areas with large rat populations. Rats are the primary carrier of the type of flea that carries Murine Typhus, but outdoor cats that come into contact with infected fleas can bring these disease vectors home. Humans usually contract the illness from a flea bite. When the flea bites, they can defecate at the same time. A type of bacteria found in the feces, Rickettsia typhi, enters the body through the bite wound or from a person scratching the bite area.
Mycoplasma Haemofelis is a feline specific illnesses. Mycoplasma Haemofelis (M. haemofelis) is a parasitic bacterial disease that is transmitted to cats through flea bites, as well as tick and mosquito bites. An infection of the red blood cells, M. haemofelis can cause fever and anemia in cats.
Protect your two & four-legged family members from mosquitos, ticks and fleas and the diseases they can transmit. Eliminate this threat with our comprehensive Tick & Flea Treatment. Call Mosquito Squad of Greater Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra at 904-559-3414 to learn more.
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