Did you know there are over 2000 species of fleas but the cat flea is most likely the one causing problems for your pet and in your home?

They mainly cause allergy and dermatological problems for pets and pet parents.

Pet behavior, such as scratching, can give early detection signs of flea infestations.

So, How do you control fleas?

Please talk to your veterinarian about a monthly preventative for your pet.

What if you still get fleas?

You must remove them from your pet and home—not just the pet alone.

In severe infestations, treating outdoor spaces and yards may be necessary.

If you must treat your yard, we recommend Global Pest Control of Central Florida, Inc.

If you want to contact them ask for John Salazar and tell him Lois sent you!

They have experience with treating your yard for fleas but are excellent for pest control and lawn service inside and outside of your home.

We at Platinum Pet Sitting use them and our fur babies couldn’t be happier!

When removing fleas, you want to make sure to remove eggs, developing and adult fleas, as well as flea feces, which the larvae feed on.

Pets and homes should be treated at the same time to reduce flea populations.

Pet Treatment

Bathing your pet with soaps, shampoos, or mild detergents drowns fleas and dries out surviving fleas. Shampooing also removes the skin flakes and dried blood that provide food for developing fleas.

Combs are one option for cats since they usually do not tolerate baths. Drop fleas into soapy water after removing them. Depending on your combing technique, combs will remove 10–60% of the fleas.