Fleas can multiply faster than you can say “scratch!” Just one female can lay up to 50 eggs per day, and she, with her offspring, will soon produce more than 44,000 eggs per day.
Even though off-the-shelf products claim to “kill and repel” fleas on contact, it usually doesn’t work for all of the pests, because fleas in the cocoon stage are immune to most products. Soon these fleas will emerge and start to infest your home again.
It is commonly thought that indoor pets cannot get fleas. While it is true that keeping your dog or cat indoors will reduce the risk of exposure to fleas, they may still be introduced into your home by rodents (rats or mice) that live in or near your home. Fleas can also be brought into your house as hitchhikers on clothing.
Short Term Solution
Some simple things you can do to slow the infestation before we get to your home:
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! Vacuuming carpets, bedding, and pet bedding helps reduce the flea population.
Take your pet to the vet for flea treatment.
Try to get your pet and your house treated on the same day. This will allow for maximum effectiveness.
American Pest Long Lasting Solution
We can determine the size of infestation and pest control needs of your home with a free, no-cost, no obligation 20-minute pest audit.
With a bad infestation you will have to have maximum treatment; we always look for permanent solutions to the problem at hand.
For minor infestations, many times we can treat the problem and be out of your home the same day. We will help you make a plan that is right for you and your budget. Call us today!