Flea Pest Control

Flea

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 The Green Advantage 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.

Flea Extermination: Long Term Effectiveness

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 The Green Advantage to jump start the elimination and future prevention process is a smart choice. We know precisely the right techniques and products to use to solve your flea infestation problem.

Indoor Flea Control and Treatment: Treat indoor infestation with products as needed. Carpets, furniture, even high places like cabinets and bookshelves have the possibility to be flea breeding areas. The The Green Advantage 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. Other options that help with flea control. Have pet treated with a good flea control product. Get carpet cleaned to remove flea droppings and larvae. Vacuuming carpet always helps.

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.

Flea Identification

Cat Flea

Cat Flea

Scientific Name: Ctenocephalides felis
Family: Pulicidae
Length: 1-2 mm long
Shape/Color: Brown to reddish-brown
Hosts: Humans, dogs, cats
Distribution: Located in all 50 states
Hematophagous: (of an animal/insect) feed on blood
 
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