Flea Control Treatment

Our flea control service is a one-time treatment that can be performed inside your home, in your yard, or both inside and outside. Before our technician comes to your home, our customer service team will provide you with a detailed pre-treatment checklist that includes everything you need to do to prepare for your home’s flea treatment to ensure optimal results.

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Preparing for Flea Control Treatment

Our flea treatment can be performed both inside and outside of your home. To ensure optimal results and prevent future resurgence of fleas, our customer service team provides our customers with a checklist of preliminary tasks to perform prior to our technician coming to your home.

Treat Your Pet

Your dogs, cats, and other warm-blooded pets are the ultimate host for fleas. It’s imperative you schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to treat your pet for fleas. There are topical solutions, oral products, and injectables available to prevent fleas from living on your pets and laying eggs. The flea control treatment will be ineffective if fleas aren’t treated at their source. We recommend your pet be on a routine flea medication to prevent future flea infestations.

Vacuum Your Floors

Prior to our technicians treating fleas inside your home, we ask that you vacuum all flooring with a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar (This is the round, bristled bar located in the bottom of most standard vacuum cleaners). The vibrations will cause the majority of the fleas to emerge which in turn, will make our treatment more effective.  After vacuuming, discard vacuum bag in outdoor trash can or clean the canister with soapy water.

Remove Pets

Pets (and their owners) cannot be present in the area where we are treating for a minimum of two hours after treatment. Also, your pet’s bedding area must be readily available to our technicians to treat. The bedding typically has the highest concentration of fleas and eggs.

Check for Other Flea Sources

Some homes have flea issues even without pets. Stray cats and dogs, raccoons, opossums, and foxes can all introduce fleas to your yard or home if they frequent your area. If your home is on a crawlspace, you’ll want to make sure that one of these warm blooded animals has not taken up residence under your home. Home owners with a crawlspace always want to make sure that the vents and access door(s) of their crawlspace are tightly sealed to prevent critters from getting inside.

Why Does My Home Have Fleas?

Fleas are one of the most troublesome pests for humans and their pets. These small reddish-brown insects use their sucking mouthparts to ingest blood. Their bodies are flattened from side to side, which allows the creatures to move quickly and easily on their host. Fleas are known for their amazing ability to jump in order to reach a desired host. These attributes cause humans and their beloved pets to become prey for these pests.

A female flea must consume a blood meal in order to mature and lay eggs. She can lay up to 40 eggs per day if she has enough blood from her host. When she does lay an egg, it will fall off the host and onto the ground or your home’s floor to develop and hatch. They will hatch based on the host’s activity and can lay dormant for up to two months. Vibrations and carbon dioxide from a warm-blooded host will cause fleas to hatch. Once they hatch, the circle of life restarts and the flea bites will continue

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