Fleas are insects that feed on the blood of humans or animals. Some of the more common fleas encountered in our geography include cat fleas, dog fleas and human fleas. Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa, adult) and the adult measures about 1/8 inches in length.
Fleas are brownish black to black in color and reddish black when filled with blood. Larval stage is white, eyeless and legless. The female, which lays 4 to 8 eggs after each blood meal, may lay up to 2,000 eggs during her lifetime. Eggs are layed and deposited on or between pet hairs and are consequently easily shaken off into bedding. Adults may live for months without food.
How did I get fleas?
They may have been introduced by your pet; however, fleas are good jumpers that can jump up to six inches vertically. You do not have to have a pet in your home for fleas to be introduced, as they can ride in on your pants or shoes. Once introduced to your home, they may live for up to six months without feeding.
Are fleas dangerous?
Fleas inflict uncomfortable bites and are known to transmit diseases such as plague and murine typhus.
Can I get rid of fleas by myself?
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, fleas are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without the assistance of a professional pest control company. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
How soon can you get here?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions can respond the same or very next day. We are totally committed to helping you as soon as possible.
Is the treatment safe?
Flea Master utilizes natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. We follow very stringent product use guidelines so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are registered by the EPA and found to be effective in eradicating swarms of fleas in and about your home.
Do you have a pest control warranty?
Many of our clients choose to continue service to prevent pests out of their home. Our technicians target your flea infestation source and eradicates your specific pest problem. If the pests return, we return to your home or business at no charge