A Bit About Fleas
Here at Advanced Termite and Pest Control, we field a handful of calls per week from customers inquiring about flea services. Whether it’s treatment for a current flea problem or doing preventative yard treatments; we can help. Did you know there are over 200,000 species of fleas? In the US, the cat flea is responsible for almost all of the fleas found on dogs and cats. Fleas have a 2-3 month lifespan and can live anywhere from 2 months to 100 days without a host. So even if you’re treating your pet, the fleas can still survive and breed in your home after treatment has begun.
A Few Facts
A pest management professional is better suited to handles infestations of any type of pest problem, not just fleas. Most consumers aren’t trained in the ins and outs of the pest business and often, warnings and safety labels can be overlooked. The active ingredient in “flea bombs” is also lower than something a professional company will use.
Treating the interior problem areas (pet beds, furniture, etc) is no longer enough. Flea treatments are now including exterior treatments to tackle the problem from all sides. The end goal is to prevent the fleas from coming back in.
What Can You Do?
If you find yourself in need of flea services, please don’t hesitate to call us! A technician can assess your situation and begin the process to make your home flea free! Besides putting your pet on flea preventative treatments, there are a few things you can do to help boost the efficacy of flea treatments. The most important is vacuuming. By doing this prior to treatment and daily after treatment, it helps capture fleas that may hatch, even after treatment. Fleas have a complete life cycle: egg, larvae, pupae and adult. It’s common to see fleas for several days post treatment, but once they come into contact with the residual treatment, they too, will start to die off.