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Sue Sorenson

How Fleas Attack Your Pets

Fleas are parasitic insects that commonly infest pets and their owners. In order to protect your pets and household from these invasive pests, it’s important to know how fleas invade. The Basics of Fleas If you have dogs or cats, you’re probably familiar with flea medication. You may have even experienced flea bites or noticed them on your pet. More likely, you will have seen your pet scratching at fleas. Fleas are tiny and can be hard to find. They don’t have wings but can famously jump from host to host. Equipped with a saw-like mouth, fleas bite into the skin of their animal or human host. They drink blood like mosquitos, and their bites are just as irritating.  Adult fleas can go without feeding for months at a time. You may encounter a flea infestation in a vacant home for this reason. After feeding, fleas lay eggs and continue their...
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Common Spiders That Are OK to Have in Your Home

The idea of having spiders crawling around in your home may give you nightmares. Yet, not all spiders are harmful to humans and therefore are okay to have inside the home. Keep reading to learn about spiders that are okay to have in your home. American House Spider These spiders are about the same size as a nickel. Their abdomens are circular in shape and their coloring is grey with white markings. As most spiders do, the American house spider can be found hiding in dark areas that are hard to find. They enjoy hiding out in basements and garages. You may find their webs around window sills or door frames where they are likely to catch flies. This type of spider is harmless to humans and therefore safe to be in the home. Daddy Longlegs You may have heard the myth that daddy longlegs are poisonous to humans and animals....
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Why You Should Hire a Pest Control Company

Pest control is a serious business that shouldn't be taken lightly. It is also an industry that is growing rapidly, and for good reason.  While it may seem difficult, many people are unaware of the different types of pests that are out there. Here at Sorenson Pest Control of California, our state-licensed technicians are often asked, “Why do I need to hire a pest control company?” We tell them the advantages of our experience far outweigh any disadvantages. Check out these important reasons why you should hire a pest control company. Benefits of Hiring a Pest Control Company Here are the main benefits of hiring a pest control company: They have the knowledge to get rid of pests for good. They understand pests and what they need to live. They have the proper chemicals to cause the least amount of damage to your household or business. Any chemical used is friendly...
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Steps To Prevent Your Pet From Getting Fleas

Female fleas can produce at a rate of 40-50 eggs per day for around 50 days. Once fleas have reached your pet’s fur, it's all suffering from there. To avoid this, use these steps to prevent your pet from getting fleas. Limit Your Pet’s Outside Time Pets love being active. They need time each day to run wild or roam freely outside. Although, too much time outdoors increases the risk of your pet getting fleas. Fleas will hitch a ride on any mammal they can. You don't want that mammal to be your pet. Instead of them spending too much time outside, create a fun and spacious environment for your pet inside. Spend time with them and use toys to entertain them.  Beware of Contact With Other Wild Animals One of the most common ways your pet picks up fleas is through exposure to other animals. Fleas can come from squirrels,...
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What To Do After You Get Stung by a Bee?

Bees are a vital part of a healthy ecosystem, and they are essential for agriculture too. That does not mean you want them building a nest near your home. Bees and wasps can be territorial, and you may find yourself the victim of a bee sting despite your best efforts to avoid them. Here’s what to do if that happens.  Don’t Panic The most crucial thing to do after you are stung by a bee is to avoid panicking. That’s often easier said than done. Bee stings hurt, and they come as a surprise. However, staying calm means you can respond quickly and in the best way possible.  If you have accidentally disturbed a nest, it is best to swiftly but calmly remove yourself from the general area. Honey bees can only sting once before dying, but other types of bees and wasps can sting multiple times. Wasps will sometimes bite...
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