Fleas thrive during the summer in most places, and here in Tennessee, the summer seems to last forever. Tennessee homeowners won’t get a reprieve from these blood-sucking insects until the temperatures turn cooler. Once fleas manage to get into your home, however—look out! They can live in that climate year-round. Can you imagine how your pets feel in a house inundated with biting fleas? And while anti-itch cream can help soothe the itch when they bite you, it won’t help get rid of the problem.
Why Are Fleas at Peak Activity in Tennessee?
Fleas are usually carried onto properties on the backs of various wildlife crossing over your yard. They are then picked up by your pet and then may be brought into the house. In the summer, fleas are at their peak activity and are busy reproducing; this means, their population increases dramatically during the warmer months. Just one flea can lay as many as 50 eggs a day, and their eggs start hatching in as little as two days. Because they can multiply so quickly, are hard to see, and can hide so well, it makes them difficult to get rid of—especially in your home.
Why Are Fleas So Difficult to Eradicate?
Fleas have four stages of life (egg, larvae, pupae, and adult). Over-the-counter products do not kill all the stages at the same time. If you don't eradicate them in all four stages of life simultaneously, then you are at risk of another flea infestation when the new eggs hatch. Besides, DIY products can be dangerous. Insect foggers may cause illness in pets and humans. There have also been cases of explosions as a result of using bug bombs. So what’s a homeowner to do? Don't give up. Mid-South can help!
How Professional Flea Treatment Works
Mid-South Pest & Termite has been in business for over fifty years. Our knowledgeable professionals provide effective pest control services using environmentally friendly treatments. We eradicate fleas at all stages of life using safe, modern methods. If you are dealing with a flea problem in your home or yard, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Mid-South. Put us to work for you, so you can get back to enjoying your summer without being pestered by annoying fleas. Contact us to request a free inspection today.