When it comes to protecting your family, home, and pets from fleas, it's important to find a knowledgeable exterminator you can trust. Because female fleas lay approximately four to eight eggs after each meal, flea populations can quickly reproduce, leading to extreme discomfort for pets such as dogs and cats. If left unchecked, flea infestations can spread from pets to your home environment.
Once a flea infestation takes hold of a home environment, professional treatment may be required to completely eradicate the problem. Calling Bug-Off Exterminators can help you take control of your home's flea problem more quickly than attempting to get rid of fleas on your own. Professional flea control service can also help to prevent future infestations from occurring.
You may have already attempted some flea extermination techniques on your own. These would include treating pets with topical or oral treatment recommended by your pet's veterinarian. Other treatments could include purchasing flea bombs, repeated vacuuming to get rid of eggs and larvae, washing pet bedding and linens in very hot water, and using insecticide sprays. Though all of these methods may find some measure of success, none is completely fool proof. If you have a moderate to severe flea infestation, calling Bug-Off Exterminators to jump start the elimination and future prevention process is a smart choice. Our team of licensed professionals can use a safe, effective spray with a residual that remains potent throughout the flea life cycle and does not cause harm to pets. We know precisely the right techniques and products to use to solve your flea infestation problem.
Indoor Flea Control and Treatment: Carpets, furniture, even high places like cabinets and bookshelves have the possibility to be flea breeding areas. The Bug-Off technician will target those locations and provide a solution to the flea problem. How did fleas get on top of my bookshelf? Fleas can appear randomly all over the house. How does this happen? When a pet has fleas on them, the flea eggs can fall off wherever the pet lays down to relax. A cat that makes its favorite high spot on a bookshelf or a dog that sleeps at the end of the bed can bring fleas to those locations. Getting the carpet cleaned to remove flea droppings, and vacuuming the carpet always helps but should be done before the service so the pesticide doesn't get removed.
Flea Droppings: Fleas consume more blood than is required for nutrition. Next they excrete reddish-black fecal pellets. The pellets dry and fall off the host onto the carpet or ground environment and serves as the food for the larvae.
Outdoor / Yard Flea Control and Treatment: Fleas can be found under porches or decks, crawl spaces, and the bushes and grass in the yard, if an animal lives in those places. The outdoor flea solution includes spraying any bedding areas where the animals live. Target the spots, under the porch or in the lawn, where a pet spends most of its time.
The first step to deciding whether or not your home requires professional flea extermination is to find out if you are experiencing a flea infestation. First, you'll need to identify the pests that are currently causing discomfort to your pets, and family. If you have pets, it is highly likely that any flea infestation originates with fleas that are inhabiting your pets as their hosts. Use a comb to search carefully through each pet's fur. If you can see flat insects without wings that are around 2.5 mm long moving between pet hairs, or if you see red and black droppings on your pet's skin, your pet likely has a flea infestation and should receive treatment. Though fleas cannot fly, they are able to jump. If left untreated, fleas on your pets can lay eggs throughout your home. They will hatch into larvae and then develop into pupae. Flea larvae are off-white and between 3 to 5.2 mm long.
The most common household infestations in North America are from cat fleas. These fleas can affect dogs, cats, humans, and other warm-blooded creatures. Their bites cause itching, irritation, red marks on the skin, and can lead to allergic reactions. If your property is currently infested with fleas, there's no reason to tackle this challenging problem on your own. To find peace of mind and get control of your flea problem, professional help is available. Call today to find out more information about our flea control services or to schedule an appointment.