Fleas – the bane of every pet owner’s existence. These pests can make your home a nightmare. But did you know that they’re not just a warm-weather problem?
That’s right; fleas in the winter can be a serious problem, leaving pet owners scratching their heads (and their bites).
If you’re ready to fight back against fleas and keep your home and pets flea-free, you’ll want to know how these little guys survive the winter and what you can do to stop them.
Wait, Why Do I Have Fleas?
Are you tired of dealing with pesky fleas invading your home and yard? These tiny, blood-sucking insects are a nuisance for homeowners and pet owners alike. But how do fleas infest yards and homes? Let’s take a closer look.
Fleas are masters of hitchhiking and can easily make their way into your home. They often hitch a ride on wildlife, like raccoons, squirrels, or feral cats, jumping from the animals to the grass in your yard. Once your furry friends step outside for playtime, they can accidentally introduce them indoors.
But that’s not the only way fleas can invade your home. Infested bedding or furniture can carry fleas, similar to how bed bugs spread. Be careful with your outdoor furniture or linens if you have frequent flea issues.
And let’s not forget about us humans. Fleas can hitch a ride on us after being in infested areas, such as parks or pet stores, and quickly create a full-blown infestation before you even realize it.
Fleas in the Winter
Are you one of the many pet owners who assume fleas disappear when the temperatures drop? Think again! These pesky parasites are survivors and can stick around even during the coldest months of the year.
While fleas can’t handle frigid temperatures, they can still survive in the winter. Fleas in the winter can tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F, meaning they can easily thrive in outdoor areas like porches or heated garages.
Arizona residents may struggle more with flea infestations than other states within proof.’s service areas. Thankfully, proof. offers year-round pest control treatments to keep you protected– no matter the season.
Check out proof.’s Pest-Free Guarantee service to keep pests at bay from spring to winter!
But wait, there’s more! Fleas can survive indoors during the winter, too. While central heating systems may make your home too toasty for fleas, they can still make themselves comfortable in cooler, less frequently used areas, like basements or spare bedrooms.
So, what can you do to beat the fleas? Temperatures of 95°F or higher will kill fleas, but achieving these temps consistently in your home can be difficult and unsafe. We don’t recommend attempting this method to combat fleas. Instead, we suggest preventative measures to prevent fleas in the winter!
Staying Flea-free All Year
No one wants to deal with fleas in the winter or summer! Fleas are a common problem for pet owners, but fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent them from invading your home and pets all year round.
Here are some tips to help you keep your home flea-free during both the chilly and warm months:
- Regularly clean your home: Fleas thrive in dirty environments, so keep your home clean and tidy. Vacuum floors, carpets, and furniture regularly, and wash bedding, pet blankets, and other fabrics in hot water at least once a week.
- Treat your pets: Regularly treating your pets with flea medication is crucial in preventing flea infestations. Consult your veterinarian to determine which flea prevention medication suits your pet’s needs.
- Groom your pets: Brush dogs and cats to remove fleas and their eggs. Use a flea comb to catch any fleas hiding in your pet’s fur.
- Keep your yard maintained: Fleas love to hide in tall grass and bushes, so keep your yard well-maintained. Trim grass regularly and keep bushes and shrubs trimmed back.
- Use flea repellents: Flea repellents like citronella candles, essential oils, and flea collars can help keep fleas away from your home and pets.
These preventative measures can help keep your home and pets flea-free all year round. But if you do happen to spot a flea infestation, don’t hesitate to call in professional pest control services to help you get rid of the problem once and for all and give you a little extra protection against these pests.
While it may be tempting to try DIY methods to save money, hiring a professional pest control agency is the way to go. Why? For starters, we have the expertise and experience needed to quickly and effectively identify and locate flea infestations in your home or yard.
Using effective products that are unavailable over the counter, we can eliminate the problem and provide comprehensive treatment plans that address the root cause. Plus, our follow-up services ensure fleas are eliminated and that your home and pets are protected.
So, don’t let fleas bug you anymore – trust us to get rid of them for good!