Flea Pest Control and Extermination Service
Fleas are blood-sucking insects that can infest both pets and homes, posing health risks to both animals and humans. Often introduced into homes by pets, these pests can rapidly multiply, with their eggs and larvae spreading throughout living spaces as animals scratch to alleviate the discomfort from bites. While the immediate bite might not be painful, it can result in an itchy, inflamed mark. More than a mere nuisance, fleas can transmit diseases such as cat-scratch fever and typhus to humans, while animals risk contracting tapeworms and other illnesses. It’s crucial to understand that a single visible flea might indicate the presence of hundreds of eggs and larvae hidden away. To effectively combat a flea infestation, it’s not enough to treat just the pet; a comprehensive approach involving professional extermination services is essential to ensure all areas of the home are treated and the infestation is fully eradicated.
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Flea Control Treatment Options
Flea infestations require a multifaceted approach for effective treatment.
Targets and kills adult fleas upon contact
Also effective against developing larvae
Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs)
Specifically targets the developmental stages of fleas
Prevents larvae from maturing into reproducing adults, breaking the flea’s life cycle
Used to treat living spaces, ensuring fleas are eradicated from all areas of the home
Absolute’s Pest Free Process
Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.
Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.
After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.
We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.
The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.
Risks Associated with Fleas
Flea Bites: Cause significant itching and discomfort for both humans and pets.
Disease Transmission: They are potential vectors for serious illnesses including the bubonic plague
Rapid Spread: Fleas can jump from one host to another and spread eggs around the house
Signs Of Fleas
Frequent scratching by pets
Visible bites on humans or animals
Spotting adult fleas or their egg
The presence of flea feces
If you observe any of these signs, it’s essential to act promptly. Consulting with pest control experts can provide a comprehensive solution to effectively address and eliminate the flea issue in your home.
How to Get Rid of Fleas
Effectively eliminating fleas is a complicated process that requires a comprehensive approach. This is because fleas can come back quickly if all stages of their life cycle are not completely exterminated. Even a couple remaining flea eggs can cause an infestation to return in a short period. While over-the-counter products might offer temporary relief, they often fail to address the root of the infestation. Engaging a pest control professional is recommended because they can conduct a thorough inspection, pinpoint areas where immature flea stages reside, and implement effective treatment measures designed to kill all stages of the flea life cycle. A few things that can help keep flea populations in check include:
Human and pet bedding: Launder regularly using the hottest settings.
Floors, rugs, and furniture: Vacuum daily, emphasizing spots where pets rest.
Monitor for activity: Check places like dog houses which can harbor flea eggs.
Use flea control products: Ensure pets are treated regularly to keep fleas off.
Regular grooming: Brush pets with a flea comb and bathe them regularly.
By maintaining cleanliness both indoors and outdoors, and monitoring pets closely, homeowners can significantly reduce the risk of flea infestations. If an infestation does occur, professional intervention ensures a thorough and lasting solution.
What Happens During Flea Treatment?
Addressing a flea infestation involves a systematic approach to ensure thorough eradication. Before the treatment begins, a pest control professional will provide homeowners with a checklist of preparatory tasks, which may encompass laundering, vacuuming, and room preparations, as well as ensuring pets are taken care of. During the treatment, it’s standard procedure for the household’s occupants and pets to vacate the premises for several hours. The treatment typically employs a residual flea control product with dual-action ingredients designed to both eliminate active fleas and disrupt their reproductive life cycle.
What Happens After Flea Treatment?
After a professional flea treatment, homeowners can typically expect an immediate decrease in the number of adult fleas within their living spaces. However, it’s not uncommon to observe a resurgence of fleas within a week to two weeks post-treatment. This is because fleas that were in their pre-adult or “pupal” stage during the initial treatment haven’t been exposed to flea adulticides. As these fleas mature and encounter the residual insecticide, they should perish within a few hours. To further enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and manage any emerging fleas, daily vacuuming after the treatment is highly recommended.
How to Prevent Fleas
After a professional flea treatment, ensuring its long-term effectiveness involves a few crucial steps.
Any pets with access to the treated areas should undergo flea treatments and be equipped with preventive measures like flea collars or regular use of topical flea products like flea shampoos.
Keep your yard well maintained to keep the grass short. Fleas like to hide in the shade of tall grass because it provides protection from the heat of the sun. By keeping lawns maintained, fleas won’t have a place to hide.
Why Choose Absolute Pest Management
Our advanced flea control techniques are designed to thoroughly eliminate your flea problem, making your property safe and comfortable.
We won’t rest until your flea problem is entirely resolved. Our guarantee is a commitment to delivering the results you deserve.
We make top-tier pest control accessible to everyone, without ever compromising on quality.
Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained in the latest pest control methods to ensure efficient and effective service.
This crucial first step allows us to identify any flea issues you may have and devise an effective treatment plan.
Friendly and Prompt Service
Your time is valuable to us, and we strive to provide swift, professional, and courteous assistance from start to finish.
Absolute Pest Management Guarantee
Effective flea treatment designed to last
Guaranteed to kill all life stages of a flea’s life cycle
Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective
We just moved into a newly built home, and there were ants, roaches, and spiders everywhere! We gave Absolute a call and they were out within a few days of setting up service, and had the best value (I called and got quotes from three other local providers).
Our technician, Kenny, came out and was absolutely amazing
From day one we have been very happy with the detailed inspections of our home and landscape. Josh, our current technician is a great customer service representative. Easy communication and thorough. We appreciate the detailed summary of service and list of applied products provided after each visit. No pest control issues!
They’ve been coming by for almost a year with easy-to-book quarterly appointments. At the beginning, since I had just moved in to a new house, it required a few reservice appointments. They quickly added me to the schedule and didn’t give me any hassle about coming back. Everyone has been friendly!
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How much does it cost to get rid of fleas?
The cost to get rid of fleas varies based on factors such as the size of the infested area, the severity of the infestation, and the region you’re in. On average, professional flea extermination services in the U.S. can range from $100 to $500 for a typical home treatment. Absolute prices our flea treatments competitively to provide you with the best value possible.
What do professionals do to get rid of fleas?
Professionals conduct a thorough inspection of the infested areas to pinpoint flea hotspots while focusing on places frequented by pets. They then apply specialized insecticides designed to target both adult fleas and their larvae which disrupt the flea’s life cycle. Additionally, they often provide homeowners with preventive measures and recommendations, such as regular vacuuming, to ensure a comprehensive and lasting solution.
Is pest control worth it for fleas?
Yes, pest control is worth it for fleas. Professional exterminators possess the expertise and specialized products to effectively target and eliminate both adult fleas and their larvae which ensures thorough eradication. Given the rapid reproduction rate of fleas and the potential health risks they pose, professional intervention can provide a more comprehensive and lasting solution compared to DIY methods.