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How to Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a part of life for most people, and they are not necessarily only for people who have pets. Homeowners with a flea problem may simply be dealing with the leftovers from a dead rodent or another intruder. Fleas are quite hard to control quickly and most people actually see a problem get worse after treating since the chemicals agitate the flea larvae and adults to move around more. With our tips and tricks you will get rid of them quicker than anyone else.

Once the flea emerges from the cocoon it will begin feeding within a few hours and shortly after, the adult flea will mate immediately. An adult flea will lay about 1 egg per hour and about 50 eggs per day. In ideal conditions, the flea completes its life cycle in as little as 12-14 days. While fleas are in the egg stage they are impervious to insecticides. It is not until they hatch that the insecticides have a chance to work their magic. That is why any treatment for fleas cannot be 100% effective for 14 days.

Solutions Pest and Lawn offers the largest selection of professional flea insecticides for any size job. Whether you are a homeowner, pest control professional or property management company, we can teach you how to get rid of fleas. Our 3-step flea treatment below is 100% guaranteed to eliminate any flea infestation.

How to Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks

Solutions has come up with a 3-step flea treatment program that was developed from years of experience in both application and selling insecticides through our stores. We are 100% confident that the below program will rid any flea infestation and offer a guarantee on it. If for some reason the program does not 100% get rid of your fleas in 30 days, give us a call and we will figure out another solution and provide it FREE.

Step 1: The first step in any flea program is to treat the source. If you are a homeowner then there are two possibilities, you have a pet bringing them in, or they are hitching a ride in on your pant-leg while you are in the yard. For these reasons we recommend treating your pet with a topical flea treatment, Prefurred, or a flea spray such as Petcor so they do not continue to spread the infestation.


Step 2:
The second part of this is to treat the yard with a granular or liquid insecticide. Fleas get introduced to your yard by wildlife, rodents, stray animals, etc. and using Bifen LP or Reclaim IT will prevent establishment of the infestation when the wildlife comes back around. Typically, exterior applications need to be made every 90-120 days to prevent future problems. 


Step 3:
  Indoors we recommend using Novacide. Novacide is the only 100% guaranteed flea spray for broadcast indoor use. One can will treat 2,600 square feet. To use it, hold the can upside down and spray 24-36" above the flooring surface. You will want to treat 100 sq.ft. in 10 seconds and if you are spraying too wet you are overapplying. Make sure to coat all flooring surfaces, hardwood, carpet, and tile as fleas do not care where they live. Leave the house until the product is dry.


Step 4
: This is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP. You will need to vacuum all flooring surfaces every other day and dispose of the bag or rinse out the canister. This will decrease time expected in elimination. We do need to stress that it will get worse before it gets better. To help decrease the number of fleas hatching, we recommend vacuuming every day. 


After application you will have 7 months of protection, as Novacide puts down an IGR, which prevents re-infestation even if new adult populations are introduced into the environment. Typically, if someone applies an exterior treatment twice a year and an interior treatment twice a year, they will never have any flea issues.


P.S. This application also prevents silverfish, ants, roaches, and many other insects too! Checkout our How to Guides!

 

Control Fleas The DIY Way 

Flea control products are available in a wide range of options to best fit each unique situation, and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence. Even the most carefree pet owners panic at the mention of a flea. A combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments can effectively remove fleas from your pets and homes. At one time, many of these products were only available for professional application, but many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control. Not to mention the much lower price tag!


Controlling the Flea Population

Fleas are a type of parasite that feeds on a host source, such as animals. Commonly found on pets and wildlife, fleas multiply quickly and if left untreated, can become an overwhelming issue. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle, and this impacts recommended treatment methods. Eggs are laid on pets and ultimately end up on bedding, furniture, and carpets. Adult fleas are responsible for fleabites, where developing fleas are in more of a dormant stage, feeding and ultimately transforming through into an adult. Flea killers and control products such as Ultracide, Precor 2000, Precor, Talstar, and Tengard can eliminate the fleas and their larvae. These flea treatments are also ideal for outdoor areas, since fleas are commonly picked up when pets are outside, and are then transported into your home. Proper flea control during high-activity months is likely to reduce the risk of infestation or re-infestation.


Alternative treatment methods for fleas include flea traps, flea baits, foggers, bug bombs, aerosols and insect growth regulators. In addition, Solutions Pest & Lawn also offers flea control products that can be applied onto your pets. Flea kits are available for convenience and can assist in easy, efficient elimination of these common household pests.


Contact a Solutions Pest & Lawn professional to help you select a product and course of action for your flea control needs! Professional, experienced advice will provide peace of mind and the best in flea control. Click the links provided to take a look at some of the flea control products we offer!

 

If you have pets in the home, fleas can become a major problem for you. Normally, vets would recommend that we treat our furry friends with flea medication regularly to keep them from getting infected. However, because of a lack of medication or incorrect application of medication, many dogs and even cats are still infected by fleas. This causes not only a problem for you, but also a problem for your entire house.

 

Fleas are parasitic, which means that they feed on a host. In most cases, this is an animal, and could be the family pet. One of the reasons they can become such an overwhelming problem is that they breed rapidly, which can be problematic if you don’t notice the fleas on your pet right away. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle, and this impacts recommended treatment methods. Eggs are laid on pets and ultimately end up on bedding, furniture and carpet. Adult fleas are responsible for flea bites, whereas developing fleas are in more of a dormant stage feeding and ultimately transforming through cocoon to an adult. Although fleas don’t have wings to fly, they do have powerful legs that allow them to jump long distances and reach many different surfaces in the home.

 

It may seem daunting to take down a flea problem in your home, especially because fleas are so small and can be found anywhere. However, with the right products and tools, even the most difficult flea problem can be solved. And, fortunately for you, Solutions Pest & Lawn has all the right tools for you to eliminate fleas from your home so you and your pets can live in peace.

CAUSES OF FLEA INFESTATIONS:

Fleas survive off of the blood of their hosts, usually an animal. So, if you have a pet and you have fleas, your prized pooch is probably the culprit who let them into the house. Fleas also love warm, moist areas, so certain climates in the US are perfect for fleas. Depending on your climate, the animals that live around your house, and if you have pets, you could have to deal with flea infestations rather often or never at all.

 

SIGNS OF A FLEA INFESTATION:

One of the most common signs of a flea infestation is that your pet is constantly scratching themselves. This happens because your pets are uncomfortable at having the fleas on their body and biting them. Other signs of fleas include seeing flea excrement, which is also called flea dirt. This looks like black pepper or coffee grounds, and can be found on carpeting and pet bedding. Finally, although fleas typically shy away from hosts without fur, they can also bite humans. Flea bites look like little red bumps, and can be itchy for over a week. However, it may be hard to tell that a flea is even living on you, because they numb the skin before they bite. Once you identify that you have a flea infestation, it’s important to act as quickly as you can to eliminate them from your house.

 

Solutions Pest & Lawn WANTS TO HELP:

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn, we understand that flea infestations are harmful for your pets and your family. Their bites are painful, and they can carry diseases. But, we carry a long line of products that are made especially to treat and eliminate fleas from your home. Once only available for professional application, many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control, and at a fraction of the price tag! Our seasoned employees will be able to help you choose exactly which product is perfect for your home.


OUR PRODUCTS FIT YOUR NEEDS:

Solutions Pest & Lawn offers a wide range of options to best fit each unique flea infestation situation and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence of infestations. Flea kits are available for convenience and can assist in easy and efficient elimination of these common household pests. In addition, Solutions Pest & Lawn also offers products that can be applied to pets as well, to ensure that fleas never re enter your home.

 

Some treatment methods for fleas include flea traps, flea baits, foggers, bug bombs, aerosols and insect growth regulators. Foggers, like our Pro Control Plus Total Release Fogger, can be especially effective, as they suffocate the fleas right inside your home. For the eco-friendly homeowner, we offer Essentria™ D Dust Insecticide, which is a dust you can spread in the carpeting and on fabrics in your home. You can even use this on your animal to kill the fleas on them! Sprays, such as out Petcor Flea Spray, work in much the same way as dusts, and should be spread along carpeting and fabrics. And, just like the dust, this spray can be used to treat dogs and cats that are infected with fleas.

 

Choosing an insecticide for outdoors as well as indoors is the ideal option, because it is likely that your fleas came from outside your home and infiltrated your house. Because we know this, our outdoor Bifen Lawn & Perimeter granules allow you to kill all the fleas that are outdoors too. So, when you let your dog outside to play, it won’t track fleas back into the house to start the whole process over again.

 

STEPS TO TAKE TO ELIMINATE FLEAS:

Even the most enthusiastic pet lovers have panic evoked at the mention of the flea, and a combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments will remove fleas from your pets and homes. Once you determine that you have a flea infestation, it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. With the products we offer on our website, your flea treatment will be a breeze.

 

The first step to take in flea treatment for your home is actually flea treatment for your pet. Taking your animal to the veterinarian to get all of the fleas off of their body is an important step in keeping fleas out of your home permanently. If your pet remains a host for fleas, they will just track fleas right back into your house once you think you’ve gotten rid of them.

 

Once you’ve taken your pet out of the house to get treated for fleas, you can clean and purge your home for fleas. You should begin by washing your pet’s beds and vacuuming everywhere. To ensure that fleas don’t get out of the bag, you should throw it away as soon as you’re done vacuuming your whole house. Next, you should remove all the furniture from your living space and begin treating your home with insecticide. You can use an aerosol spray, being sure to get underneath heavy pieces of furniture, in cracks and crevices, and underneath all rugs. If you decide to use a spray, make sure you let the spray dry before walking in your room.

 

One other option for eliminating fleas is to buy some foggers for your home. Typical households need around three foggers, and foggers should be released while you are out of the house. After covering all food and utensils, releasing foggers will suffocate any fleas that are in your house. But, you and your pets will need to remain out of the house for several hours while the foggers eliminate the fleas.

 

And that’s it! If you follow these simple steps to eliminating the fleas in your home, you will live a flea-free life.

 

PREVENTING FLEAS IN THE FUTURE:

One of the best ways to ensure that fleas don’t enter your home again is to continually treat your pet for fleas. You should make sure you apply topical flea medication directly to your pet’s skin, instead of getting it on your pet’s hair. If you put it on your pet’s hair instead of directly on their skin, it will rub off easier and will also not be nearly as effective at deterring fleas. Also, make sure you apply it far up enough that they can’t lick the medication off.

 

Some other helpful tips for eliminating fleas from your home include regular vacuuming and cleaning. You also can apply sprays, like our Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray Flea Control, to prevent fleas from nesting in your carpeting for up to seven months.

 

By taking preventative measures with your home and your pet, you will greatly decrease the chances of a flea infestation in your home. But, if you do happen to get an infestation, Solutions Pest & Lawn will be right there with you to help you choose the product that will best suit you and your home.

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING:

 

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn, we know that you and your pets want fleas out of your home as soon as possible. We take the time to know the features of all of our products, which means that our staff members can direct you towards which products fit your situation best. We know that you’ll get the results you want and more when you use one of our high-quality products. Don’t let your flea infestation go untreated—call Solutions Pest & Lawn today to get started finding the products that will help you exterminate all of the fleas in your home.

 

FLEA CONTROL AND TREATMENT PRODUCTS

Flea control products are available in a wide range of options to best fit each unique situation, and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence. Even the most enthusiastic pet lovers have panic evoked at the mention of the flea, and a combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments will remove fleas from your pets and homes. Once only available for professional application, many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control, and at a fraction of the pricetag!

 

The first requires treating the house pet for fleas, the second and third require controlling or removing the pest animals. And the last doesn't require any animal-related actions.

 

Fleas are a type of parasite that feeds on a host source, such as animals. Commonly found on pets and wildlife, fleas multiply quickly and if left untreated can become an overwhelming issue. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle, and this impacts recommended treatment methods. Eggs are laid on pets and ultimately end up on bedding, furniture and carpet. Adult fleas are responsible for flea bites, where as developing fleas are in more of a dormant stage feeding and ultimately transforming through cocoon to an adult. Products such as Ultracide, Precor 2000, Precor, Talstar and Tengard can eliminate the fleas and the larvae. These treatments are also ideal for outdoor areas, as fleas can be picked up when pets are outside, and transported into your home. Proper flea treatment during high-activity months is likely to reduce re-infestation.

 

Alternative treatment methods for fleas include flea traps, flea baits, foggers, bug bombs, aerosols and insect growth regulators. In addition, Solutions Pest & Lawn also offers products that can be applied to pets as well, to ensure optimal control. Flea kits are available for convenience and can assist in easy, efficient elimination of these common household pests.

 

Contact Solutions Pest & Lawn professionals to best select a product and course of action for your flea control needs! Professional, experienced advice will provide peace of mind and the best in flea control.

 

Battle these Parasites with Effective Flea Treatments from Solutions Pest & Lawn!

 

Flea control products are available in a wide range of options to best fit each unique situation, and to ensure limited risk for future occurrence. Even the most carefree pet owners panic at the mention of a flea. A combination of preventative measures and quick reactive treatments can effectively remove fleas from your pets and homes. At one time many of these products were only available for professional application, but many flea solutions have been approved and made available for DIY pest control. Not to mention the much lower price tag!

 

Controlling the Flea Population

 

Fleas are a type of parasite that feeds on a host source, such as animals. Commonly found on pets and wildlife, fleas multiply quickly and if left untreated can become an overwhelming issue. Fleas have a four-stage life cycle, and this impacts recommended treatment methods. Eggs are laid on pets and ultimately end up on bedding, furniture, and carpets. Adult fleas are responsible for flea bites, where developing fleas are in more of a dormant stage, feeding and ultimately transforming through into an adult. Products such as Ultracide, Precor 2000, Precor, Talstar, and Tengard can eliminate the fleas and their larvae. These flea treatments are also ideal for outdoor areas, since fleas are commonly picked up when pets are outside, and are then transported into your home. Proper flea control during high-activity months is likely to reduce the risk of infestation or re-infestation.

 

Alternative treatment methods for fleas include flea traps, flea baits, foggers, bug bombs, aerosols and insect growth regulators. In addition, Solutions Pest & Lawn also offers products that can be applied onto your pets as well. Flea kits are available for convenience and can assist in easy, efficient elimination of these common household pests.

Contact Solutions Pest & Lawn professional to help you select a product and course of action for your flea control needs! Professional, experienced advice will provide peace of mind and the best in flea control. Click the links provided to take a look at some of the flea treatment products we offer!

 

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