Fleas and flea pest control has been an issue presenting itself to humanity since the beginning of time. Fleas are highly specialized blood sucking parasites that generally get introduced to the home by cats and dogs.
Fleas are light brown to mahogany in colour and roughly oval shaped. Their laterally flattened appearance allows them to move quickly. Fleas are 2-8 mm in length. They have a small head with sawing and sucking mouth parts, and two tiny eyes. Both the male and female rely on blood for their nutrition, but can survive for several months without it. Fleas have a four stage life cycle. 1. Eggs, 2. Larvae, 3. Pupa, 4. flea adults. The complete life cycle from flea eggs to flea adults can vary from two weeks to eight months. Female fleas use the blood to nourish developing eggs, she will lay up to 4 eggs after each blood meal. Most female fleas will lay 100 eggs with in her life of approximately eight months. The flea eggs are oval, white to cream in colour and measure 0.5mm in length. The flea eggs hatch when they are vibrated from animal or human disturbance. Fleas are likely to be found where pets feed, rest and play. Prolonged periods of warm, humid weather in the summer months provide ideal conditions for fleas to flourish.
Infestokill requires our clients to carry out a few simple actions before we come around and flea control their house(s) or building. 1. Vacuum all the internal floors and throw away vacuum bag afterwards. 2. Wash all pet bedding with an appropriate flea wash. 3. Pick up all unnecessary items that are on the ground inside and out as we need to treat as much floor space as possible for successful elimination.
Pest Control BARRIE utilizes safe, effective and environmentally friendly treatments when carrying out a flea control service.