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I don't have pets so why do I have fleas?

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Bruce Roberts - Friday, December 30, 2011

Our experts at A1 Termite and Pest Control often get asked how or why their home can be infected with fleas when they don’t have pets.  This is one of those issues that would seem to defy logic.  But it doesn’t.  

If you think about how pets transmit fleas and where they pick them up, it becomes a little easier to understand that fleas can be brought into your home from the outside via many different “carriers”.  

For example, fleas can be brought into your house on your clothes or on any other item that comes in from the outside.  Animals that may pass through your yard or your property and are already infected can contribute to an increase in the flea population around your home.  

Fleas can also jump into your house through an open door or window, or someone else coming into your home as a visitor may even bring them along if their home is infected.

The average yard has a flea or two active somewhere in the grass or mulch. This is especially true when it's not treated for fleas and it's warm outside. Squirrels, rats, mice, chipmunks, birds, neighboring cats, neighboring dogs, raccoons and many other wandering animals during the summer leave a trail of fleas and flea eggs where they're active. That means most yards will have a flea or at least a flea stage in it.

If you suspect you have fleas in your home but are not sure what to do to correct the problem, give us a call and one of our certified service technicians will be happy to come to your home and provide a free inspection to help you determine the best courses of action for your situation.    
    
At A1, we treat your home as if it were our own.  That has been our number one core philosophy since we started our pest control business in 1966!   

Our experts at A1 Termite and Pest Control can help you with all of your pest problems.  Feel free to give us a call today at 1-866-939-3081 for a free consultation.     
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