Unlike most pests located in your environment, fleas cause irritation and discomfort to both people and pets. They are said to account for more than half of all dermatological conditions that require veterinary assistance, one flea bite to a hypersensitive animal or person may cause extreme itching and irritation.
Our flea control program starts with a thorough inspection of your property.
- Inspect interior and exterior pet resting areas.
- Inspect litter box areas
- Inspect pet feeding areas
- Inspect Stairs
- Inspect around homeowners bed
- Inspect window sills
- Inspect furniture
- Design a treatment plan.
These are the key areas that fleas will breed and hang out, other than on you or your pet.
For a successful flea program to work, the home, pet(s), and oftentimes the yard must be treated. The manner in how these treatments are performed will greatly influence the results.
- Treat all areas of home (carpet, wood floors, tile, etc.)
- Treat exterior perimeter of structure.
- Treat yard- if pets are both inside and outside pets.
Homeowner Checklist Before, During and after Treatment
- It is important that you vacuum on the day of treatment. This will remove many of the eggs and pupae developing within the structure. Vacuum thoroughly in the areas where the pet(s) rest or sleep. Make sure to get around all of the edges as well. Once completed, seal the vacuum bag in a garbage bag and discard in an outside trash container.
- Remove all toys, clothing and stored items from floors, under beds and closets. This makes critical areas accessible for treatment.
- Remove pet food and water bowls, cover fish tanks, and disconnect their aerators.
- Wash, dry-clean or destroy all pet bedding.
- On day of treatment plan to have your animals out of the property. This is when a flea treatment by a vet should be scheduled.
- Plan on being away from the house for a minimum of four hours during treatment.
- The day after treatment it is recommended that you repeat step one.