How do fleas survive the winter months?

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Fleas are tiny, biting pests that jump off rodents and other mammals (including your pets!) to find a host to feed on. Fleas are disgusting and can cause severe itching for us and our animal friends if we have an allergic reaction to their saliva. They can also spread germs and disease.

Many people think that with the onset of snow and low temperatures along with winter, insects and pests die out, but this is not at all true for fleas! Keep reading to learn how fleas survive winter.

Do fleas survive winter?

The short answer is yes, many fleas survive the winter. Fleas need to stay warm to survive, so naturally they will seek shelter from the cold outside. Can you guess where they are going to go? Your house! Not only is your home a warm place to live, but there is a chance that you have a pet or other people living with you who could act as hosts for fleas. If fleas can't get indoors to stay warm, they may find refuge in other areas of your home where animals might be hiding, such as the basement or under bushes.

A common way to tell if there are fleas in your home is to see them jumping around or on your pets. They are small, so they may appear as quick little dots moving close to the skin. Another clear sign of a flea infestation is redness of the skin, numerous scratches and itching caused by their bites.

If you think you have noticed fleas in your home, be sure to tell an adult so they can vacuum the house, wash bedding, clothing, stuffed animals and pet beds, bathe the animals, and contact a pest control professional to help. get fleas. flies away!

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