Fleas are a common problem for homeowners and pet owners. They can be difficult to spot, but if you know what signs to look for, it is possible to identify and address flea infestations before they become a bigger issue. Unfortunately, a flea infestation starts in your yard. So, let’s break down the different ways to tell if there are fleas in your yard and when you should start worrying about them. Then, pick up the phone and call Lawn Plus Pest Control Services.

A Guide to Spotting Fleas in Your Yard

Signs of Infestation

The most obvious sign of flea infestation is an increase in bites on humans or animals. Noticing black specks that quickly jump away when disturbed is another sign of flea presence. If you see your pets scratching more than usual, it could be a sign that they have been exposed to fleas. Additionally, it’s important to note that not all animals will show signs of discomfort when bitten by fleas. Some may only experience minor irritation, while others may suffer more severe reactions such as itchiness, redness, or hair loss. 

When to Worry about Fleas

Flea season typically begins in late spring and continues into early fall in most parts of the world. During this period, it’s important to regularly check your yard for any signs of infestation so that you can take action quickly if needed. Still, if your pets begin to scratch excessively, especially after being in the yard, it’s time to treat the lawn for fleas.

Treatment Options

If you suspect a flea infestation in your yard, there are several options available for treatment, including chemical sprays and natural pest control methods. There are even specialized vacuums designed specifically for flea removal from carpets and furniture. However, these treatments require multiple applications over an extended period of time before the problem is completely resolved. So, patience is key! Additionally, many pet owners opt for preventative measures such as spot-on treatments or oral medications that help protect their furry friends.

Flea Lawn Care Starts Here

Fleas in your lawn make things unbearable for everyone. So, let’s look at your lawn flea treatment options from Lawn Plus Pest Control Services. Early spring is the best time for treatment, but you’ll want to make an appointment soon. If you live in or around Cincinnati, OH, give us a call at (513) 296-7378. We can also help protect your lawn from moles, ants, and mosquitos