Updated on January 21, 2023

Question: What can we do about fleas? We sprayed with flea spray, but there are no animals in the home.

To answer your question, in a nutshell, yes, you can get fleas even if you don’t own a pet. Potential causes include:

The presence of fleas may be attributed to the presence of animals owned by the previous tenant or owner. They abandoned fleas in the carpeting before moving out. The fleas will remain dormant in their cocoon until they detect movement. A few extra months won’t kill them. The adult fleas are hungry now. If you can’t find a dog or cat, then human beings are your best option.

Flea infestations on porches, decks, and around doors may also be brought about by stray animals. Animals that frequent your home’s exterior, attic, or crawl space, such as skunks, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums, may bring fleas or flea eggs with them when they depart. Fleas are often brought indoors by rodents like mice and rats.

Related Questions

Orkin used the information above to also answer the following questions submitted by users:

I have a flea problem and would like some advice. Though I don’t keep pets of my own, I did notice a few cats lingering around after we brought in some free furniture. However, I’m curious as to what you’d suggest I use, and how much Orkin charges to spray for fleas.

I went out and bought some Bengal full season plus flea spray, but I’ve been too afraid to apply it on my 15-month-old son to benefit from it. My son is being severely bitten, yet I must act. The way the fleas are attacking him, you could believe he had the measles or chicken pox. I know fleas are on me, but I haven’t been bitten or scratched yet.


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