In Hawaii we had to worry about ants and centipedes and a couple dozen varieties of roaches. One has to battle 24/7 for supremacy over the bugs. I said as as much to a fresh young thing with stars in her eyes who couldn’t understand why anyone would leave “paradise” for “the-back-of-beyond”.
She said she would be much happier battling bugs in the sunshine then she is battling them here, then she showed me the box in her hand and said that for most of the past week her life has been consumed with such things as learning how you can use a flea bomb with pets.
I once had a wonderful dog who sometimes doubled as a walking flea farm. I only recall having to battle the bugs seasonally. I don’t recall it being an every day thing. Flea powder on the carpet when I vacuumed, bathing the dog regularly, and keeping him in a flea collar seemed to help.