Make the jump before they do!
Quite often a home owner won’t realize they have a flea problem until the problem becomes severe. This is because most fleas are in the beginning stages of the flea life cycle so the adult fleas that homeowners spot only represent a small percentage of the actual problem. A successful flea treatment plan consists of using an IGR (insect growth regulator) which inhibits undeveloped fleas from completing a full metamorphous and sterilizes sexually mature fleas.
Treatment for fleas consists of affective client communication and proper use of IGR’s and sprays. Before we treat we give our customer a list of pretreatment procedures that need to happen before the treatment. Implementing these procedures will increase the chances of the treatment working to its full potential.
Once we have finished the treatment do not reenter your home until the treatment has dried. The treatment may take up to four hours to dry depending on the level of humidity and the temperature inside.
Flea activity will continue for two to three weeks but do not be alarmed! Fleas have four life cycle stages; egg, larva, pupa/cocoon and adult flea. The treatment won’t affect the flea forming inside its casing during the pupa life cycle stage until it emerges. It could take up to three weeks for the flea to hatch from its cocoon.
The warmer the environment the faster the flea will emerge. Vacuuming every other day will also speed up the process of hatching pupas and pick up any existing fleas jumping around. The flea inside its cocoon is tricked into thinking the vibration from the vacuum is a potential host walking by thus inducing emergence.
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