One female flea can lay about 18 eggs a day and there are about 20 fleas on a dog. Fleas can produce 360 eggs per day and over 2,000 eggs in a week. After the home is treated with flea control products, it may take up to a couple of weeks or more before fleas are no longer seen. Vacuuming as often as possible can help shorten this time period.
Fleas live on the outside of the body and need to feed on the blood in order to produce eggs. Because fleas usually feed and lay their eggs while the pet is sleeping, the rest area for the pets is where the most fleas can be found. Many pets acquire fleas outside in the yard, which can lead to an infestation inside the home. Urban wildlife, such as raccoons and opossums, are commonly responsible for these biting pests. They are introduced to your residential properties where the pets can encounter them.
Controlling a flea infestation successfully requires four steps:
- Preparation for treatment
- Treatment of pets
- Treatment of the inside premises
- Treatment of flea activity sites outside
Obviously, the pet is critical to minimizing flea infestations. Grooming your pet can help to limit the fleas on the pet. Customers need to keep the pet groomed and treated with flea control products. Consult your veterinarian for assistance in treating your pets for fleas and ticks
There are multiple tick species commonly found in the Unites States. Many of them can cause skin irritation, but they can also cause a variety of medical problems, like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Ticks are hard to control because they live in trees and bushes. Sometimes an infestation can go unnoticed until they show up on your pet or people. Outside, keeping your grass short and your trees cut back from the yard can help. We will inspect, treat and monitor your home and yard to keep ticks from away.