Yes, fleas are a common pest in Rutherford County Tennessee. Fleas can be found living on pets, wildlife, and in the environment throughout the region. The most common type of flea found in the area is the cat flea.
These tiny parasites measure only 1/12th to 1/8th of an inch in length and are reddish-brown in color. Their powerful back legs allow them to jump up to 150 times their own height. They have specialized piercing mouthparts that they use to latch onto their host while feeding on its blood.
These pests can often be found living in grassy areas, soil, and other warm environments. Where they breed and lay eggs. Fleas reproduce quickly as a female can lay up to 40 eggs per day and those eggs will hatch into larvae within two days. This quick reproduction process makes it easy for these parasites to become a problem. Specially, if not addressed quickly by an exterminator or if preventative measures are not taken.
Flea bites often cause red bumps on the skin accompanied by itching and discomfort for humans. But for animals the bites can lead to more serious health issues. Like anemia due to lost blood from multiple bites. Additionally, fleas can spread certain diseases like bartonellosis or “cat scratch disease”. From cats to people through contact with infected fleas or animal fur.
For these reasons, it’s important for homeowners in Rutherford County to take steps towards preventing flea infestations. Such as using special treatments for pets (like flea collars). Also, regularly vacuuming carpets, regularly mowing lawns, and treating outdoor areas with insecticides.
Prevent Problems with Fleas by Using Pyramid Pest Control
Easiest way to prevent problems with them in Rutherford County is by partnering with Pyramid Pest Control. We will work with you and find the best program to solve this problem, in no time. Contact us at 615-663-3908 or Get a free quote.