Fleas transmit more than just bites they transmit diseases too
I you have a pet like a cat or dog you will experience a flea problem but fleas transmit more than just bites they transmit diseases too. Pest like rodents, rats, mice, squids, chipmunks, voles and rabbits carry disease the flea bites one of these rodents or animals and then transmits the disease to your pet and possibly to you.
Types of Fleas That Transmit Diseases
Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis)
Dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis)
Human fleas (Pulex irritans).
Oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis)
Northern rat flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus)
Diseases Transmited By Fleas
Plague (Y. pestis)
Murine typhus (Rickettsia typhi)
Typhus Fever Rickettsia prowazekii
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (rickettsialpox)
Double-pored dog tapeworm Dipylidium caninum
Rat Tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta
Flea-borne spotted fever (Rickettsia felis)
Bartonelloses ( Bartonella henselae)
There are many products on the market that will repel and prevent fleas on your pets to protect them from the awful bites and the diseases they spread. Products like K9 Advantix and Frontline Plus do a great job at protecting the animal.
But your property needs protection from fleas, spraying your property with Essentria All Purpose Insecticide Concentrate or EcoVia is a great way to control fleas, adding an Insect Growth Regulator such as Tekko which has two different types of IGR’s will help control fleas by messing with their reproductive system, IGR’s are safer for humans because we do not produce juvenile hormones nor molt to grow.
There are professional synthetic insecticides that provide longer residuals than natural insecticides that we use in our business such as Demand CS which can also be used in conjunction with the IGR for better control.