Flea Control & Removal
Fleas are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They are external parasites that typically measure about 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length and are reddish-brown in color. Fleas have a flattened body that allows them to move easily through the fur or feathers of their hosts.
Fleas are known for their jumping ability, which is due to their powerful hind legs. They can jump up to 7 inches vertically and 13 inches horizontally, allowing them to easily move between hosts.
Fleas are a common problem for pet owners, as they can infest both cats and dogs.
They can also infest humans and can transmit diseases such as typhus and plague. Flea bites can cause itching, redness, and discomfort.
Dog & Cat Fleas.
Fleas are a common problem in both dogs and cats. These tiny insects feed on the blood of pets and can cause a range of problems, including itching, skin irritation, and even anemia in severe cases.
Pets can pick up fleas from a variety of sources, including other animals, outdoor environments, and even indoor spaces that are not properly cleaned or treated. Once fleas are on a pet, they can quickly multiply and spread throughout the home.
Symptoms of flea infestations in pets include excessive scratching and biting at the skin, hair loss, and the presence of small, dark specks in the fur (which are flea droppings). In severe cases, pets may also experience lethargy, weakness, and loss of appetite.
To prevent flea infestations in pets, it is important to keep them on regular flea prevention medication and to maintain a clean living environment. This includes regularly washing pet bedding and vacuuming carpets and furniture to remove flea eggs and larvae. If a pet does become infested with fleas, treatment options include topical or oral medications designed to kill fleas and their eggs.
Flea Control & Removal.
ServLabs Pest Control can help you get rid of your flea infestation with our professional flea control and removal services. Our experienced technicians use advanced products and techniques to eliminate fleas from your home or business.
We use both indoor and outdoor treatments to ensure effective and long-lasting results. With our flea control and removal services, you can rest assured that your space will be flea-free for good. Contact us today to learn more about our flea control and removal services.
Flea Life cycle.
The life cycle of a flea has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Understanding the flea life cycle is important for effective flea control, as different treatments are needed for each stage.
Egg: Flea eggs are small and white, and are typically laid on the host animal's fur. They can also be found in the animal's bedding, carpeting, and other areas where the animal spends time. Flea eggs hatch within 2 to 14 days, depending on environmental conditions.
Larva: Flea larvae are tiny, worm-like creatures that feed on organic material, such as flea feces and skin cells. They are usually found in carpets, bedding, and other areas where the host animal spends time. Flea larvae molt three times before spinning a cocoon and entering the pupal stage.
Pupa: The pupal stage is the least vulnerable stage of the flea life cycle, as the pupae are protected by a cocoon. The pupal stage lasts from several days to several months, depending on environmental conditions. During this time, the flea undergoes metamorphosis and develops into an adult.
Adult: Once the flea emerges from its cocoon, it seeks a host animal to feed on. Adult fleas can live for several weeks to several months, and during this time they mate and lay eggs, starting the cycle anew.
Effective flea control involves treating all areas of the home and the host animal to target fleas in all stages of the life cycle.
Flea Control Treatments.
There are several eliments to control flea infestations in the home:
Vacuuming: Vacuuming carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture can help to remove flea eggs, larvae, and pupae from the environment. Disposing of the vacuum bag or contents outside of the home to prevent re-infestation.
Washing: Washing bedding, pet toys, and other items that may be infested with fleas can help to eliminate fleas and their eggs. Use hot water and a high-heat dryer cycle to ensure that all fleas are killed.
Professional Flea control : There are several products available to us as professionals to control fleas in the home, including sprays, foggers, and powders. These products typically contain insecticides that kill adult fleas and prevent the development of flea larvae and pupae.
Flea prevention products for pets: Treating pets with flea prevention products, such as Spot on or a flea collars, can help to prevent flea infestations in the home. Consult with a vet determine the best flea prevention products for your pets.
It is important to note that flea control is an ongoing process, and regular treatments may be necessary to prevent re-infestation. Additionally, it is important to treat all pets in the household, even if only one pet is showing signs of a flea infestation.