Spring signals the flea season in Portland and Vancouver.

Typically, flea season begins in the early spring and continues until the fall, which can be challenging for families with one or more pets. Often times, people with multiple pets battle with reoccurring flea infestations which can cause major frustration and displeasure. These annoying little creatures have proven to not only aggravate household pets, but their owners as well. Homes without pets can also be victim to the resilient efforts of fleas. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your family and pets from fleas. There are also tell-tale signs that your pet or home may have fleas as well. Fast discovery of a potential flea infestation can mean eliminating the problem quickly and with less effort than if the infestation were to become saturated throughout your home. However, if you do have a full blown flea infestation, Pioneer Pest Management has the expertise to deliver quick, efficient and environmentally friendly flea extermination services.

How can I protect my family and pets from fleas?

If your home has carpet, frequent and thorough vacuuming of the area is essential in protecting your family and pets from fleas. In addition, consistent washing of bedding and clothing, as well as vacuuming of furniture and curtains, should also be maintained to prevent potential flea issues. Commonly, fleas will lay eggs once they enter a home. These eggs can get embedded into the carpet, furniture and other upholstery items which is why it is crucial to keep these areas as clean and orderly as possible.

What are the signs of a potential flea infestation?

If you believe you may have a flea infestation, the first thing to do is to carefully inspect the fur of your pet for irritated skin, scabs, flea droppings or fleas moving about. Fleas can also be seen jumping on furniture, bedding and clothing. If you suspect you have a flea infestation, thoroughly clean your home immediately and treat your pets with veterinarian recommended flea treatment. In the unfortunate event that you continue to deal with fleas in your home, call Pioneer Pest Management and we guarantee to rid you of your nasty flea infestation once and for all.