Dog fleas are a menace that has been troubling pet owners since the beginning of time. Realizing that your dog has fleas can be horrifying. Whether your dog is clean or well-groomed doesn’t matter. Fleas will crawl onto your dog’s coat if the conditions are right.
You should not assume that your dog is infected by fleas simply because he is scratching himself. It could also be ticks or a more serious health issue. A dog scratching his ear, for instance, could indicate fleas or ear mites. It is highly likely that he is experiencing an allergy or some other irritation if he is scratching his entire body.
Your dog’s coat should be carefully examined to determine if fleas have been present. A flea is half the size of a grain of rice, but half the size of an apple seed. These insects jump and have flattened bodies. However, they don’t have wings. Check for flea poop if you cannot find any fleas. It looks like small particles of dirt when flea poop collects on your dog’s coat. You need to take immediate action if you find signs of fleas.
Warm environments are ideal for fleas. During the summer, when you decide to take your dog for a walk outside, you should be cautious not to bring fleas into your house. It is extremely difficult for many dog owners to rid their dogs of fleas. Despite so many treatments, the fleas return within a few days. Although you may have eliminated the fleas on your pet’s coat, you didn’t eliminate the flea infestation in your house or yard.
What Is the Best Flea Control?
Besides being a nuisance, fleas can be harmful to your pet’s health. To get rid of fleas, you need to do more than simply bathe your dog. Fighting a flea infestation is not a one-and-done endeavour. Thanks to the flea’s life cycle, abilities and habits, this war could last days, maybe even weeks. It’s not an easy task, but one that needs to be done correctly.
Getting rid of fleas in your home isn’t easy. It’s time-consuming and not always effective. Regardless of how well you do, you’ll probably have to continue killing fleas for the next two weeks. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone. The fastest way to get rid of a flea infestation is to get help from professional exterminators. Need help with your flea infestation? Get in touch with Pest Control Pros today.