Fleas Are Much More Than A Nuisance!
Adult fleas are not only a nuisance to animals and humans, but they can cause serious medical problems. Pets with flea allergies (FAD) will have intense itching and may experience skin irritation and hair loss. Cat fleas and dog fleas may be intermediate hosts for the dog tapeworm. Both cats and dogs can acquire tapeworms while grooming themselves and ingesting a flea infected with a tapeworm cyst. Even children have been known to pick up tapeworms by accidentally consuming an infected flea. Fleas may even transmit the bubonic plague or murine typhus fever to rodents which in turn may pass it to humans.
Flea Treatment The Safe Way
Until recently, the only treatments available to treat fleas contained dangerous insecticides. Even though these products are still available, they can be unsafe for some pets and small children. Spotlifter’s uses a safe and healthy way to kill the fleas on your dog or cat.
It is also imperative to treat your home, otherwise pets will quickly become infested again. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water, and let it soak in soapy water for at least fifteen minutes. Thoroughly vacuum or steam clean any furniture, rugs and flooring, and dispose of the vacuum bag in an outside trash receptacle (and the water from the steam cleaner away from your home). When vacuuming, pay special attention to base boards, ventilators, under furniture and anywhere else fur and lint accumulate. Before vacuuming, treat your carpets and upholstery with environmentally safe Spotlifters Flea Treatment which, when used properly, will rid fleas for a year. Call today to schedule and evaluation!