Species of Fleas are numerous in Ontario. Cat fleas, Dog fleas, Squirrel Fleas, Rat fleas, are only a few. And even though their names are common household names, any one of these species can be a parasite to your pet. In other words, Cat fleas are not only parasites of cats, and Dog fleas, are not just pests of dogs, etc.
Simply removing the pet does not resolve a flea infestation. Fleas can survive more than a year without taking a blood meal. In fact, humans can become the food source when no other exists. As with any blood feeding insect, reproduction is alarmingly rapid. Fleas are capable of laying up to 600 eggs after a single blood meal. Due to their rapid reproduction rate, it is important to get complete cooperation from the tenant in order to gain the best results of control.
Fleas lay eggs in LOW TRAFFIC AREAS, such as closets, behind doors, under beds, etc. Eggs hatch into larvae, and crawl under objects, such as boxes, toys, clothing baskets, shoes, etc.
It is important to get everything up off the floor, and vacuum prior to a flea treatment. This removes much of a flea infestation, as well as allows Pestech access to those important areas where fleas may be. Putting your pet on a prescribed flea medication is also important for flea control.
How do you know if you have fleas? If you suspect you have fleas, but are not sure, place a white, shallow dish of water, with a drop of dish liquid on a floor where you think there are fleas, and put a lamp over the dish. Fleas are attracted to the white, and warmth, and will get caught in the liquid. This is a reliable method to determine a flea infestation is biting you, and not some other insect.
Refer to pricing guidelines for flea treatment, and preparation instructions for fleas in the “Forms” section of this website.
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