Fleas

Flea eggs that were deposited by the female adult, fall off your pets as they move, allowing them to be disbursed throughout the environment where a pet spends time.

Treatment for fleas can vary greatly depending on the level of activity and how the house is laid out. This is a partnership with the technician and the homeowner and/or property manager. There are several steps that need to be taken in order for the flea treatment to be successful.

  • Animal treatment – all cats and dogs need to be treated for fleas. This will act as part of the treatment to help control them.
  • Vacuuming – this is huge. After your technician has treated your home or business vacuuming needs to happen very frequently. This helps to get rid of eggs in the carpeting and on furniture.
  • Treatment – Our technicians will use a combination of liquid and aerosols to control the fleas. Our product contains and IGR (incest grouth regulater). This helps by not allowing the females to lay eggs and breaking the life cycle.

Appearance

  • Fleas are small, wingless and about 2.5 mm long.
  • Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color, covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur.
  • Fleas do not have wings, although they are capable of jumping long distances

Signs of Fleas

  • A common indication would be pets that repeatedly scratch and groom themselves. This is caused by the discomfort of the flea activity as the adult fleas feed on the pet’s blood.
  • People also may experience bites which leave behind itchy bite marks
  • Since fleas are relatively easy to see in their adult stage, most of the attention is directed at adult fleas. Adult fleas are usually easy to locate, especially if the homeowner and their pets return to the house after a long vacation or other absence during which the resident flea adults were not able to take a blood meal. Upon returning, the homeowners are often greeted by fleas jumping around and trying to land on them and their pets.
  • The flea eggs, larvae and pupae are another situation. Since these stages are much more secretive and much less active, they are found in out-of-the-way places like:
    • behind, under or in furniture
    • in a pet’s bedding
    • inside cracks and grooves in the floors
    • in carpets

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