How Can I Have Fleas But No Pets In My House?
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How Can I Have Fleas But No Pets In My House?

You can ask yourself 4 questions, that may help you figure out, how you can have fleas but no pets in your house?

Having fleas in your home when you don't have pets is really not that uncommon. Some questions you can ask yourself to try and figure out where the fleas came from are:

1. Do your neighbours have pets that are commonly seen outside?

2. Is it your first summer in a new home with carpeting left from the previous owners?

3. Are there a lot of dry dirt patches in your back yard?

4. Do you have sandy areas in your yard?

If you can answer any of these questions with a, "yes", then you have the answer to your question. Let me explain why these questions being answered yes, would give you fleas in your house, even though you don't have pets.

Lets look at the questions again and find your answer to your flea dilemma:

Q 1: If your neighbours have pets and you often see them outside, especially if you've seen them in your yard, it's very possible that they are the flea carriers. If the pets have fleas then they would have flea eggs dropping off of them.

When the weathers warm and the flea egg hatches it's going to look for a source of food. Fleas eat blood so if you happen to be walking by, your going to be the source of the food.

You also could have brought the flea eggs in your home from outside on your shoes, clothes or skin. Flea eggs are the size of a grain of salt, you never would have even noticed it!

Q 2: If you just bought your home within the past year and this is the first time the weather has gotten warmer, your first summer for instance, then the flea eggs were most likely laying dormant for the winter because they didn't have a host.

When a flea egg senses a host is near, they will hatch and feed, you will be the host if there aren't any animals for the flea. Within 24 hours after feeding, the flea will lay approximately 50 eggs.

The eggs can hide in your carpet, furniture even your bedding. Anywhere a grain of salt could go undetected, a flea egg can do the same. The adult flea will lay approximately 5000 eggs in her lifetime, of 3-4 months.

Q3 & Q4: If you have dirt or sandy patches in your back yard, the flea is very well known for being found in these types of areas. Have you ever heard of the "sand flea", they have their name because they are commonly found in sandy, dirt patches.

Again, the fleas would be getting into your home probably by you or anyone who lives in your home. People are very good at being the taxi driver for the fleas and all of the flea life stages.

If none of these scenarios could be possible for you and you still can't figure out why the fleas are in your house when you don't have pets, it's possible that someone brought them to your house while visiting you. Or you could have brought them back from someone else's home.

You will need to kill the fleas in your home immediately. Fleas reproduce at an incredible rate and if the problem is ignored you're going to end up with a major flea infestation. The fleas only need blood to survive, they will feed off of humans if a canine host isn't available.

Don't wait until the problem gets out of control, rid your home of fleas immediately!


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