Is It Possible to Have Fleas in Your Home with An Indoor Cat?

Animals – and people – can struggling with fleas. Flea bites can be extremely itchy, and it’s rarely just one flea. They breed and spread quickly, biting often. If you’re not careful, you can quickly have an infestation.

Most people are aware of the risk of flea bites with dogs and outdoor cats. But what you may not realize is that you can get fleas even if you only have indoor cats. If you’re concerned about fleas, our pest control services can help. Learn more by contacting Adapt Pest Management, today.

How Fleas Travel

Fleas typically find their way onto outdoor pets, which bring them inside where they breed. You’ll often find fleas not only on your pet, but also on furniture, the carpet, and other places that fleas stay. But fleas can travel in other ways as well:

  • On People – Fleas may not be able to survive off human blood, but they can still travel on people. Some fleas will hitch a ride on skin or clothes and make their way into the home.
  • Walking On In – Fleas are bugs like any other, and they do like to travel and explore. If you leave a window or door open (or if there are small cracks that they can use to enter), they may simply walk into your home and find their way onto your indoor cat.
  • Other Pests and Animals – Fleas can also make their way into your property on other pests, like rats and mice, or if you have any other animal companion in your home (like a dog you’re babysitting).
  • Furniture – Finally, though rare, fleas can also travel on furniture. Fleas can live as long as two weeks without a host, so if you’ve taken home some piece of used furniture or carpet recently, it could have carried fleas with it.

If you already have fleas, the best way to get rid of them is to give your cat or dog a flea treatment. But if you don’t, one of the most effective ways to prevent fleas is by investing in pest control. Serving Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, Granite Bay, and all throughout the surrounding areas, Ad

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