Fleas are tiny bugs with the ability to cause big problems. Because they are only 1/8” in length, they are often hard to spot, and by the time they infest your property, it can be a huge undertaking to rid your residence of the problem. Females lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal, laying some 400-500 during their lifetime. Eggs usually hatch in 1-12 days in places such as beds, carpets, and furniture. This means, that flea infestations can spring up quickly, right under your nose. When you notice the problem, trying to cure it on your own is not the most prudent option. This is because you do not know the extent of the flea control problem, which is a big reason why you need a professional flea control service to cure your infestation.
Fleas tend to find their hosts in the form of humans, dogs, and cats and are typically found where animals sleep or frequent. Fleas can jump about 6 inches vertically, easily hitching a ride on shoes, pant legs, furniture, etc. The fleas then attach themselves to a host and suck their blood. Flea collars on pets are usually a good first step to prevent the start of an infestation. However, it is not guaranteed to stop the start of a flea control issue because of the nature of how pets and humans socialize. Because you cannot control the people and places you encounter, the possibility that your pet, or someone in your household, will come into contact with another pet or person with fleas is high. And because fleas can jump log distances, the chance that they might transfer to you as a host is not something that can be ruled out. A chance encounter with the wrong person or pet in the wrong place can start an infestation, despite the best proactive protective measures.
In addition to proactive and protective measures giving no guarantee to prevent a flea control problem, flea solutions for pets and your residence can not only be cumbersome in their use, but are not always going to solve infestations. For example, if a dog gets fleas, they have to be thoroughly bathed with special shampoo, their bedding and blankets have to be washed, your bedding and blankets have to be washed, the animal must be kept inside as much as possible for 30 days, and the animal must be re-treated every 30 days. Flea sprays for the home only kill adult fleas, not their eggs, and these sprays must be used multiple times. Furthermore, they do not address the problem of flea larva in carpets, beds, and furniture. Trying to cure the flea infestation on your own can be time consuming, costly, and highly ineffective.
That is where Structural Termite and Pest Control comes in to save the day. Our professional service by meeting with you for a free consultation. At that meeting, we assess your flea infestation, discuss treatment options, and provide a quote. Then our team of highly trained experts, with over 40 years of experience, goes to work. With our continued educational training requirements, our flea control experts are at the top of their game when it comes to knowing where to find the fleas, how to eliminate the infestation most effectively, and how to further prevent future flea control issues in your residence. We not only treat the problem, but we educate you to prevent an infestation from happening again. That is part of our set of family values as a family-owned business. We want to treat you as if you are a part of our family. And in our family we share our knowledge and pass it on to you. So call us today to get your free quote! Request a free consultation online or call 951-383-3546.