Flea Control in the House
Known for the issues they cause our pets, fleas may not be something many people generally think to call an exterminator about.
The fact is treating your pets is only half the battle as the fleas could be thriving and laying eggs in other parts of the house when/where they become dislodged from pets.
Flea eggs actually hatch on the ground, or in carpeting, bedding, and upholstery, which is why treating the home is just as important as treating your pets.
Clearing your house of fleas really requires a professional to provide a thorough assessment of the infestation, which we can do at no cost to you.
What are the signs of a flea infestation?
If you suspect fleas, look to your pets.
- If pets are repeatedly scratching and grooming themselves, they could have fleas
- You can part the hair on the backs of your dog or cat, and if they have fleas, you should be able to see them
The behavior of your pets will be one of the biggest indicators of fleas, so be sure to document what you’ve seen and know to assist your exterminator with their assessment.
What do fleas look like?
- Fleas are tiny, wingless insects about 2.5 mm long
- They’re shiny with a reddish brown color
Fleas are capable of jumping tremendous distances, allowing them to spread their eggs and presence across many locations very quickly.
On average, an adult flea can lay 5,000 eggs in its lifetime, increasing the problem of a few fleas to several thousand in just a few days, or lay dormant for weeks or months. This makes eliminating them from the house a vital aspect of removing the problem for your life.
To ensure total extermination of the problem, avoid relying on self-treatment for managing fleas in the household.
Contact us to set up a no-cost, no-obligation on-site assessment today.