Why Are Fleas So Hard To Get Rid By Yourself In Honolulu?

a flea on human skin

Why are fleas a problem? Most people would agree that these pests are problematic because of the way they bite humans and animals. This is not, however, the only problem that comes with these pests. They are also incredibly difficult and frustrating to control. Thankfully, there are options to help you identify and deal with these pests inside and around your home.

Take some time today to find out more about the fleas in Honolulu and find some methods to prevent and control these terrible little bugs locally. Call our team at Able Pest Management if you would like to know how we handle these and other invasive creatures. We will make sure you have everything you need to know about our pest control services in Honolulu and find a plan that works best for you and your home.

How To Identify A Flea Infestation

Fleas are all over the place here in Honolulu. It is hard to go for a walk without passing dozens of these little insects. You just don’t notice them because of their small size. Wild animals, however, do notice these little pests. Fleas love to crawl onto deer, squirrels, raccoons, and tons of other creatures locally. They will even hop on your cats and dogs and use them to get into your home.

If you see your furry friends scratching or biting at their fur excessively, check them for fleas, flea dirt, and flea eggs. These are both common signs of fleas. You might also find these signs on your carpet or on fabrics that mimic fur. Another common sign is bite marks. Fleas love to bite humans. If you find little itchy welts on your body, this could be the result of nighttime bites. To find out for certain if your home does or does not have an active flea infestation, talk with our team about our detailed inspections. Let us find out for certain if you are dealing with these or other dangerous local pests.

Flea Myths: Unpacking The Truth

It is hard to know what is true and untrue about fleas in Honolulu. With so many opinions out there, we would like to help you determine fact from fiction.

Here are a few to consider:

  • Myth: A healthy pet will not get fleas.
    Fact: A flea does not care if a pet is healthy or sick. They just want to feed on blood. A flea might, however, get your pet sick.
  • Myth: Fleas can fly.
    Fact: Fleas can jump close to half a foot in the air but do not have wings or the ability to fly.
  • Myth: Keeping your home clean will deter fleas.
    Fact: Fleas do not feed on grime and discarded food as other pests might. They only need blood from humans or animals to survive and are happy to live in the cleanest of homes.

One of the biggest myths is that fleas don’t live inside homes; they live on animals. This is not true. These pests will more than happily infest your living areas, causing huge problems for you and your family. We are here today to help you avoid a potential flea infestation.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Flea Infestation On Your Own

There are so many reasons why fleas are one of the most difficult pests to control here in Honolulu.

Here are a few of the biggest reasons to consider:

  • Fleas reproduce fast.
  • Fleas are quick on their feet.
  • Fleas are good at hiding.
  • Fleas can live on your pets even after you try to eliminate them indoors.

To make sure fleas get and stay out of your home, here are some options you have for professional control. 

Contact The Professionals At The First Sign Of Fleas In Your Home

If you are concerned that fleas might be inside your home, find out for certain by bringing in our team. We will find out if you are dealing with an active infestation and offer some comprehensive solutions to get these bugs out of your living areas. If you would like to avoid a future infestation, we also have a variety of advanced prevention offerings to protect your home against invasion. It all depends on what you need.

Help us help you by starting a conversation with one of our team members. Reach out today for help with fleas and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Honolulu.

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