Hire The Best Flea Exterminator Near Me: 5 Signs It’s Time To Seek Help

Fleas are hard to spot, but there are plenty of ways to determine whether you’re dealing with a full-on infestation without laying eyes on these tiny, fast, and furtive pests.

Read on to learn 5 signs it’s time to call in a flea exterminator, or call 1-888-248-2284 to speak directly with a flea exterminator in Owings, MD.

5 Signs It’s Time To Hire Flea Exterminators Near Me

  1. Rover won’t stop scratching. All pets enjoy a good scratch once in a while, but excessive scratching is a sign that fleas may be lurking in their fur. If possible, examine your pet for signs of flea activity, paying particular attention to the armpits, underbelly, and groin, and watch out for pale gums, too, as this is a sign of reduced red blood cells due to serious flea feasting.
  2. Your pets are losing hair. Not only does excessive scratching and licking often cause some hair loss, but some fleas cause allergic reactions that make our pets’ hair more “brittle” and prone to falling out. If you notice bald spots or excess hair loss, it’s likely time to call in a flea exterminator.
  3. Your carpet failed the “white sock test.” Some flea exterminators recommend using the white sock test to flush out fleas and evaluate the extent of the problem. This test involves throwing on a pair of socks—the higher the better, to prevent any bites—then shuffling around on carpeted areas for 10 minutes or so. If you have a serious flea problem, there’s a good chance you’ll either see fleas jumping around, or you’ll find a few trying to hitch a ride as you inspect your socks.
  4. You see flea dirt. Small red-brown or black specks on your pet or around your home are a sure sign of flea problems. This is known as flea dirt, which is actually flea feces with a reddish due caused by their blood-based diet. To distinguish it from regular household dirt, collect some onto a white paper towel, then moisten it with water. If you see red or brown hues, it’s probably flea dirt, and you should call a flea exterminator to take a closer look right away.
  5. Flea bites—i.e. your knees and ankles are on the menu! If you’re finding itchy bites on your ankles and knees, and they only have one visible puncture hole at the bite site, there’s a good chance fleas are to blame. Fleas typically only feed on humans during heavy home infestations, so it is in your best interest to contact a flea exterminator straight away.

Hire The Best Flea Exterminator Near Me: Call The Sheriff!

Maryland residents choose Mosquito Sheriff when they need relief from flea infestations because:

  • Our flea treatments are completely pet and eco-friendly.
  • Our flea exterminators work fast, with most treatments completed within 20 minutes or less.
  • We are leaders in green pest control, with all flea exterminators using battery-operated sprayers and 100% natural spray solutions.
  • We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which has been shown to be one of the most effective flea controls in research by the CDC and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Our flea exterminators guarantee great results. If you’re not satisfied within 21 days of your initial service, we’ll come back and re-treat your property at no additional cost.
  • Our flea exterminators are completely COVID-safe, thanks to our stringent COVID-19 screening and pandemic safety protocols, and contactless booking is available.

To get in touch with a flea exterminator in Owings, MD, you can:


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