Simpsonville South Carolina Flea Control
If you have had fleas at your home in the past, you know what a pain they can be to get rid of. You may have gotten them from a neighboring pet roaming through your yard, a squirrel or rodent could have dropped one off as they passed through the area, or your pet might have picked one up when it was out playing in one of the beautiful parks here in Greenville. Regardless of how they arrived, our treatment can ensure that they don’t stay.
A thorough flea inspection is the first step to a quality flea treatment. A flea’s life cycle is very dependent on their surrounding conditions. The time it takes for them to fully develop will be determined by temperature, humidity, and an available food source. When fleas hatch, the larva will die very quickly with humidity under 50%. Due to that, when you find them outside it will typically be in places such as shaded areas, under decks, in crawlspaces, or someplace that offers protection such as mulch or pine straw. If they are inside the home, the areas they congregate in will usually be carpeted areas, near baseboards, or around furniture and animal bedding. These areas will be inspected for fleas to identify the source of the population.
After our flea inspection is finished, we will complete the flea treatment. We will treat the exterior of the home with an emphasis on those areas where fleas will harbor to eliminate the source. We will use a granular product in the yard, a liquid treatment in some areas, and will apply a growth regulating hormone to prevent immature fleas from being able to fully develop. On the interior of the home we will treat the carpeted areas and rugs, around furniture, baseboards, and other areas where fleas may be found.
Although fleas can be difficult to control at times, our treatment process ensures that your home can be flea free. Action customers love that flea treatments are included with their regular pest control service and there is no extra service fee if the inside of the home needs to be treated for fleas.
Flea Control Tips For Homeowners
Here are a few tips to improve the success of the flea treatment and lessen the likelihood of fleas returning. On the exterior of the home, maintain lawn areas so that grass and weeds do not reach abnormal heights. Clean up clutter from around the home to lessen areas that fleas can harbor. Perform regular visual inspections in areas where pets rest. On the inside of the home, vacuum carpet and rug areas and wash pet bedding regularly.
Flea Identification & Facts
- Flea eggs are pearly white and only half a millimeter long.
- Females will lay an egg every hour for their entire life after they mate.
- Larva feed on ‘flea dust’ which is fecal droppings from the adult fleas.
- Fleas will remain in the pupa stage until they are stimulated by a vibration or movement.
- Fleas are able to jump almost 7 inches high.
- When fleas find a host to feed on, they will typically remain on that host for the remainder of their life.