Flea Control – How to Keep Your Home Flea Free!
No one wants to deal with fleas, but once they’re carried into your home, it is difficult to get rid of them!
Fleas are actually parasites that most frequently feast on the blood of dogs, cats and humans.
If you need flea removal services, it is the perfect time to call on our professional flea exterminator.
To eliminate the flea population and keep your home flea free, we recommend:
- Treatment of all pets by a professional
- Remove everything from floors except heavy furniture, throw rugs and pet bedding
- Pesticide application by our professional flea exterminator
- Ongoing preventative treatment of pets and floors
We provide professional flea control and flea removal services. Call Eastside Exterminators for elimination of fleas in your home.
Experienced Flea Exterminator – Family Owned & Operated Since 1969
As a family-owned and operated pest control service since 1969, we have earned a time-honored reputation for our professional services.
Among our many services, we are experienced in flea control. We can tell you that there are dangers associated with living in a house with fleas because they are known to transmit fatal diseases, and at minimum, create allergic reactions for pets and people from their saliva.
These are a few flea-fighting tips:
- Maintain a well-groomed lawn to prevent hiding spots and food sources
- Clean and vacuum your home frequently for flea removal
- Call a pest professional service with evidence of rodents on the property
We recommend the professional services of our flea control and flea removal experts. Call on our experienced flea exterminator for elimination of those pests!
Why Call Us When You Need Flea Removal Services?
We recommend professional flea removal services if you are itching to get rid of fleas in your home!
Flea infestations can develop quickly and become difficult to control once they have made entry into the home.
There are benefits in choosing us for flea control in your home:
- Proactive treatment by our flea exterminator
- Ongoing preventative treatment program of pets and floors
- Use of eco-friendly products and methods
- Cost effective service and competitive pricing
Fleas, another bloodsucking insect, are common throughout the area. They are found outside during warmer weather and are brought into our living spaces inadvertently by pets or people; or they may be brought in from an infested location, or from contact with an infested host. Interior infestations continue year-round.
By far the most common is the cat flea – very small, dark, and wedge-shaped. Less often found is the dog flea – a little bigger and lighter-colored. The names imply their preferences, but both will feed on either species, or on humans. There are also rat fleas, bird fleas, bat fleas and other species found locally, but cases of their infesting human areas are comparatively rare.
Usually, a flea problem is shown by the presence of adult fleas on the pets and hopping from place to place; people may also start to get bitten, typically on the lower part of the legs. But at any given time, only about 10% of the population consists of adults. The rest are still in the egg, larva, or pupa stages. A treatment which only kills the adults may provide some temporary relief, but the problem returns as more of the pre-adult fleas mature.
Elimination of an interior population of fleas consists of 1) treatment of all of the pets, preferably by a veterinarian or licensed groomer – although some over-the-counter measures are effective; 2) preparation – everything needs to be picked up off all of the floors throughout the entire area, with the exception of heavy furniture, throw rugs, and pet bedding; 3) pesticide application to all of the floors, carpets, top and bottom of throw rugs, top and bottom of pet bedding; and 4) ongoing preventative treatment of all of the pets. Product may also be applied to some furniture, and to some areas where the pets spend the most time (other than the floor).
There are many products on the market for treatment of fleas. The most effective is a combination of a standard adulticide and an IGR (insect growth regulator), which prevents immature fleas from developing into adults. Following the treatment, there is a quick reduction in the number of adult fleas present. A small number may still be found for about a month, until 100% elimination occurs. The best way to prevent re-infestation would then be to treat the animals regularly as per the veterinarian’s recommendations, and to retreat the floors in the house regularly as well.
Eastside Exterminators is a family-owned and operated pest control service since 1969 providing flea control services and an experienced flea exterminator that can eliminate these pests! Call 425-482-2101.