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The Very Best Flea Control Solution For Your Longview Home

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Fleas are a common problem for homeowners across the United States. These tiny insects reproduce rapidly and are a nightmare in your Longview home.

Continue reading to learn more about fleas and how to keep these irritating parasites away from your residential property. Or, if fast, effective flea control is what you’re looking for, our professionals at Gecko Pest Control have you covered. Contact our licensed service technicians today for more information about our Longview pest control options.

How To Tell If It's Fleas In Your Home

One of the challenging parts about handling a flea infestation is how tiny and fast these pests are. Identifying a pest infestation becomes much more difficult when you can’t see the pests. However, there are a few telltale signs fleas leave behind when they infest residential properties. The most recognizable characteristic of a flea infestation is how it affects your pets. Your dog or cat may begin to scratch themselves excessively and bite at their fur. You may notice your pets become more agitated and scratch at their face and ears more often. Another way to identify fleas in your home is if you notice itchy bites on your legs and ankles. Even if you don’t have pets, wildlife animals such as squirrels can bring fleas onto your property.

To protect your family from the problems fleas cause, contact Gecko Pest Control. We have what it takes to get rid of your flea problems.

Why Having Fleas In Your Home Is A Health Risk

Although fleas generally target animals with thick fur, these frustrating insects are still a health risk for humans. The most common issue homeowners face when dealing with fleas is the itchy bites they leave behind on exposed areas of skin. While most fleas don’t carry diseases, there’s a slight chance that you may contract a flea-borne illness such as plague or murine typhus. Pets that swallow infected fleas while biting their fur are prone to tapeworms, which can lead to health complications.

The best way to avoid flea-associated health problems is with professional flea treatments from Gecko Pest Control. You can call us today to schedule your first home inspection.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation

No one wants the frustration and stress of a flea infestation. Not only are flea bites itchy and uncomfortable, but they can also lead to disease transmission. The best way to get rid of fleas is to partner with our skilled technicians at Gecko Pest Control for all your home pest control needs. With several years of experience in the pest management industry, we’re ready to defend your home against Longview’s most challenging pest problems. Our licensed technicians know how to eliminate many common pests, including fleas. 

Contact Gecko Pest Control today to learn more about how we handle pest infestations of any shape or size.

Simple Ways To Prevent Future Flea Problems

Although there’s no way to ensure fleas never invade your home again without professional services, there are prevention methods to minimize the potential for fleas to enter your Longview property. A few simple flea prevention tips include:

  • Checking your pets for fleas after they spend time playing outdoors
  • Sealing gaps in your foundation to prevent rodents (and the fleas they may be carrying) from invading your home
  • Trimming thick foliage away from the perimeter of your property
  • Giving your pets vet-approved flea and tick collars

Brushing your pets’ fur and keeping an eye out for “flea dirt,” which are dark flecks of flea excrement

Vacuuming your carpets and washing your clothing and bedding regularly

When fleas invade your residential property, your best option is a professional flea treatment plan from Gecko Pest Control. We’ll work with you to determine the best pest management solutions for your Longview home.