PUBLISHED ON September 22nd, 2015
Fleas loved the mild winter this year as much as residents in the Pacific Northwest did. The unusual warm weather throughout 2015 created the ideal environment for fleas to thrive, keeping residential pest control companies busy. Interestingly, Washington and Oregon pest control companies responded to homes and businesses with flea problems that did not have any pets present. Flea pest control is essential in any home or office to maintain the health of those within it.
Fleabites feel itchy when an individual or animal is allergic to the pest’s saliva. As if the long-lasting itch weren’t bad enough, Oregon and Washing pest control experts warn that fleas can also:
Between April and September 2015, there were 13 reported cases of plague and 3 deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two cases were linked to Yosemite National Park in neighboring California. One case occurred in Oregon.
The plague occurs naturally in the wild and generally affects wild rodents. The warmer weather and surge in flea population may be the cause behind the higher plague infection rates in humans this year.
While flea-borne illnesses are rare, it’s best to call Eden if your home or building has a flea infestation. Our effective flea control techniques are effective, yet safe for your family, pets and the environment. Contact Eden today to schedule a free inspection.