Fleas

Basements and other areas with high moisture and humidity are ideal for the flea. These miniature vampires attack our pets and humans as well. With their reproduction rate, fleas can infest a home quickly. In our area, utility providers can refuse service to your location due to pests.

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Pest Library Description

fleas

Female, fleas lay eggs within 35 to 48 hours of its first blood meal. A female flea can consume 15 times its body weight (of blood) on a daily basis. In the continental United States, the Cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is responsible for nearly all of the fleas found on both cats and dogs. Once adult fleas emerge from their puparium, they have approximately 7 days to find a blood meal or they die. A female flea can lay about 2,000 eggs over the course of its life, but is incapable of laying eggs until after its first meal. Flea eggs are usually laid directly on a host, often falling off the host’s body and spreading the infestation to the surrounding environment.

History

This pest is best known for spreading the Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva is an allergen that can cause allergic reactions in pets and humans. They can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites cause painful, itchy red bumps.

Flea Myths

People have been led to believe that fleas die in the winter this is not true in outdoor areas. fleas do however go into a dormant state. Our homes provide the perfect habitat to not allow this.
Our basement and controlled heating areas allow fleas to continue to jump, bite, and be a pest in winter. You can still have fleas in your home and not have any pets.

Pet Safety

Rats and mice are also known transmitters of fleas. Also feral cats can cross your location leaving behind these unwanted guest. Preventative measures can be taken to eliminate flea interaction with your pets. Although there are several over the counter products. We strongly recommend contacting a veterinary professional. Your Vet. Can prescribe specific medication to eliminate or limit allergic reaction

Treatment.

When fleas enter our home the most common location is a sub-area or basement. Moving to other areas if not initially transported in by a pet. We recommend and suggest that your pets receive a professional flea treatment prior to our service. We will electronically send you a detailed safety and to do list. Treatment for a flea infestation can be hazardous to adults, children and pets alike so please follow all instructions given. Be prepared to make arrangements for pets and children away from the home for several hours.

Depending on the type of treatment needed, gas supplied appliances may have to have the pilot turned off and gas temporarily turned off by our service licensed/insured service tech’s.

Electronics and other kitchen appliances need special detail in regards to treatments. keep in mind that the chemicals are hazardous. The improper placement is one thing but as a safer company, we all go above and beyond to ensure no accidental interactions.

The adult flea can live for months without feeding. iIt is fairly common to vacate human and pets and continue to have fleas 6-mos. or later. The most common flea on urban area wildlife and pets is the cat flea. Although several types in our area require similar or same treatments. A blood meal is needed about 2 days after emergence from the cocoon however, a flea can live several months off stored body fat.

 

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