Fleas in Coronado, CA FAQs
Fleas typically come from outdoors, and one of their main sources are infested animals. These pesky insects can easily travel from one animal to another, and can target your own house pet as their new host if you are keeping one.
Luckily for us, no. Although fleas can bite us and make us feel itchy, we, humans, won’t make very conducive long-term hosts for fleas because we lack the thick fur for their own protection.
Some surefire ways to keep yourself away from fleas are:
- Wearing covered-clothing (from long sleeve cover-ups to long dresses)
- Spraying scents like citronella and eucalyptus
- Maintain a healthy and clean hygiene
Some of the most effective mixtures and substances to kill fleas are:
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- Lemon Spray
Unfortunately, yes, it’s possible as fleas like a warm environment, and they think that your bed is one of the perfect places for them to get cozy and lay their eggs.
Be on the lookout for dark specks that come in the colors of brown, black, or red; and if you’re keeping a house pet, be extra mindful if you find them scratching frequently.
A flea can stay in the comforts of your house and property between 3 weeks and 3 months, most especially if the climate is warm, which has an impact on their life span.
Fleas may be visible whether it’s day time or night time, but they are known to be more active at night since they like darkness.
A warm environment is one of the top attractors for fleas. Next is carbon dioxide (produced by our breathing), movement (which makes it easier for them to go from one host to another), and also food.
An untreated flea infestation can take up to 3-4 months to control. Suncoast Pest Management uses pest control methods to control flea infestations with results in as little as two treatments.