Fleas – Fighting a Serious Infestation

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http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com/- Even if you don’t have pets in your home, they could still be a problem for you. Once carried into your home, flea cocoons can fall off anywhere and they are resistant to insecticides. Contact a professional Northern Arkansas pest control company to eliminate the problem.

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Fleas:

Fighting a Serious Infestation Fleas

Should I Worry About Fleas?:

Should I Worry About Fleas? Fleas may seem like a bigger problem for the family pet than they do for you, but the reality is that if you have fleas in your home or around your property, you have big problems. Not only could you be exposed to constant flea bites, but they can also be the cause of illness. They can transmit tapeworms as well as murinelike typhus. You’ll know a flea bite when you see it thanks to the tiny red halo circling the small white spot.

Fleas 101:

Fleas 101 There are 2,000 different species of fleas, and even if you don’t have pets in your home, they could still be a problem for you. The most common type of flea in homes is the cat flea. At just 1/8” long, they can be hard to see. They are usually a reddish-brown color and they are wingless. Their bodies compress laterally, so they look like a walking coin.

A Flea’s Lifecycle:

A Flea’s Lifecycle Adult cat fleas attach themselves to a host, then remain there for about 30 days. Fresh blood is necessary for egg production. The female flea can lay up to fifty eggs in a single day. Once hatched, they have a large head, but are without eyes & legs until they grow into adults. To do so, they must be in 75% relative humidity. Eight days after hatching, they build a cocoon & grow into adults. They can remain inside the cocoon for up to 12 months should the temperature or humidity drop. http:///hopperenvironmentalservices.com

A Few Things to Remember:

A Few Things to Remember If you do have a pet in your home, an adult flea will spend most of its time there, so whole home treatment is an absolute must. Once the adult flea has laid eggs on your pet, they’re quick to fall off anywhere in your home. Since cocoons are resistant to insecticides, a professional pest control company help is necessary to help eliminate the problem.

The Fleas Are Everywhere! What’s Next?:

The Fleas Are Everywhere! What’s Next? Contacting a pest control company immediately is a must. They can help you treat your home and your property using the methods necessary to eliminate the flea problem.

Prevention Techniques:

Prevention Techniques The best way to prevent a flea problem is to treat your pets on a regular basis. Contact your vet for the best possible remedy. You may also want to contact an exterminator to evaluate any potential problems in your home and your yard too. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com/

Can I Do It Myself?:

Can I Do It Myself? T here are many different flea treatments available today, but trying to save a few bucks with a do-it-yourself treatment is not the way to go. These kinds of treatments are often temporary, and they will not fully eliminate the flea infestation issue you’re dealing with. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com

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Pest Control Company If you suspect a flea problem contact Hopper Environmental Services - a Northern Arkansas pest control company . Hopper will thoroughly inspect your property and create a treatment plan to eliminate your flea problem.

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