PHILOSOPHY OF FLEA CONTROL
Effective flea control requires eradication of fleas from 1.The pet 2. The Home 3. The Yard and control of the flea life cycle. Removal of fleas from the pet alone is futile. Immature fleas ( eggs, larvae, pupae) develop off of the pet and when adults emerge they simply jump on the host, causing subsequent re infestation.
EXTREME TERMITE & PEST CONTROL has the knowledge and the expertise along with the use of new and safe products to protect you, your pets and you home from a flea infestation.
1. Treat the pet: Removing fleas from pets may be done by a veterinarian, grooming parlor or by the pet owner,either before or during the treatment of the premises. Veterinarian prescribed flea control products (i.e. imidacloprid or fipronil) work very well usually eradicating fleas from the pet within 24 hours. A grooming parlor may use a flea shampoo that contains an insecticide such as pyrethrins or pyrethriods. The home owner may use a flea comb to remove fileas from a short haired pet. This method is least effective removing only 10-60% of fleas. Home owners may also use insecticide based shampoos.
2. Treating the home: Call EXTREME TERMITE & PEST CONTROL and schedule an appointment to have the home treated. Before the extreme technician arrives vacuum the entire house. This will remove flea eggs and stimulate new adults to emerge from their cocoons. This will expose them to the insecticide to be applied by the extreme technician. Extreme will apply a insect growth regulator, which works by interfering with egg development and molting of adolescent fleas.
3. Treating the yard: Flea larvae develop in shaded, humid areas. These areas can be treated by extreme. The lawn should be mowed to expose the flea's environment. Insecticides registered for outdoor use will be applied to these areas along with pet resting areas.
Unfortunately many home owners wait until they have a severe flea infestation before they contact a pest control professional and as a result, those problems may require multiple treatments. These home owners may see fleas 3-4 weeks following the initial treatment. This is because flea pupae are protected from insecticides by their cocoons. As adults emerge over a period of 1-3 weeks they will be exposed to the insecticide residual, and they will also be eliminated.