FLEEING THE FLORIDA FLEA
How do you find a flea before it has bitten you? You start from scratch. Ok, jokes and puns aside, a flea infestation is serious business when it comes to your Florida home. Of the 2,200 known species of fleas, at least 19 are found in Florida due to the sultry climate and humidity. The further south you are, the higher the probability of flea infestation becomes. From Tampa Bay to Naples and Palm Beach, South Florida is the perfect breeding ground for flea infestation.
Cats are the number one common carriers of this pest, with dogs a not-so-distant second. However, fleas can be found on rodents other small mammals that may roam around outside your home. Most fleas come from domestic pets but, did you know the human flea (pulexirritans) are also a common Florida flea? What’s worse, this species can cause illness! That’s enough to make anyone flee…but before you do, call us, the flea control experts at Suncoast Pest Control and schedule an appointment.
Remember, it is not enough to simply treat your pets to eliminate flea infestation, you have to treat the whole environment, including lawns and surrounding outdoor spaces, because by only treating your pets, you risk re-infestation and that requires professional help. Call the professionals at Suncoast Pest Control now at 800-270-3086 today to get the flea contol job done right.
FLORIDA FLEA FACTS
- The cat flea is the most common flea in Florida
- A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day
- Fleas can jump up to 150 times their body length
- Fleas can live in cracks and crevices on hard surfaces
- Fleas are a threat year around- there is no Florida flea season