Home > The Other Side Pest Control Blog, Lakeland, FL > Fleas Aren’t Just Pests For Pets. Use Flea Control to Keep All of Your Family Happy!

Flea Control, Lakeland FLFleas are usually just thought of as annoying pests, and usually people believe only animals have to deal with the distressing side effects, but the truth is that humans are just as susceptible to fleas as our furry friends are. That doesn’t mean just dealing with their itchy bites; they can also pass on deadly disease. Flea control is just as important for your pets as it is for you and your children.

When your beloved pet gets fleas, they will usually scratch and groom constantly. This excessive scratching can lead to baldness and skin infections, not to mention your pet might become bad-tempered—and you certainly can’t blame them for it!

When fleas bite humans, it causes red itchy bumps, and some people might have stronger reactions that include swelling. Though annoying, some might think this is not too big of a deal. However, that’s not even the half of it. Fleas can carry horrible diseases, and even parasites. Flea larvae consume tapeworm eggs. If an animal or a human accidently swallows a flea (they are small, so this may happen without your being aware), they can become infected with a tapeworm.

The Bubonic Plague is estimated to have killed 75 to 200 million people. In history class, we learn that rats caused this plague, but in reality it was carried by the rats and then passed from the rats to humans by fleas. Though this huge outbreak happened in the 14th century, this horrible disease is still affecting people today, which is why flea control is so important and should be at the top of your priority list.

For more information on our flea control services, please contact us today. We service Lakeland, Florida and the surrounding communities in Polk County.