Pest Control for Fleas in Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Areas
Many pet owners living in Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the surrounding areas fight a common enemy—fleas. Smaller in size than an ant, a flea is a shiny brown parasite found in animal fur that feeds off the blood of animals and humans. As most pet owners know, flea control is difficult and requires a professional service. The difficulty of controlling these pests is multifold: First, fleas are resistant to insecticides. Second, a single flea will lay anywhere from one hundred to several thousand eggs in her lifetime. Third, flea eggs can lie dormant for up to a year, hatching when in the presence of carbon dioxide and heat, indicators that a host is nearby. The typical flea infestations our flea and tick control technicians encounter are 50% flea eggs, 35% flea larvae, 10% cocoons, and 5% adults. The fleas you see and feel in your home only account for a small percentage of the infestation.
Can You Have Fleas in Your Home if You Don’t Have Pets?
The professional technicians at Knockout Pest Control & Termite know that you don’t need to have a dog or cat in your house to have a flea infestation. Fleas can enter your home on the bodies of rodents, rabbits, and birds that have come into your yard. If you notice irritating bites, even if you do not have pets in your house, you may have a flea infestation. Contact Knockout for flea control service right away, before the infestation gets out of control.
Flea Control Services for a Healthy Home
Flea bites are annoying and potentially dangerous. Fleas can carry blood-borne illnesses like typhus and bubonic plague and pass them on to you through their bite. Fleas can also carry tapeworms, making immediate flea pest control services necessary.
Flea Service Treatment Preparation
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we encourage all of our clients needing flea control to follow a specific process prior to performing flea control services. Before the flea service treatment can begin, clients need to pick up all clutter and toys from floors. Then, we instruct you to vacuum the entire house within one hour of flea control service and to empty vacuum bags or canisters outside of the house immediately after you have finished. Vacuuming creates the heat and movement that cause flea eggs to hatch, exposing the fleas to the treatment before maturing enough to lay new eggs. If you have pets, make sure your pet undergoes flea treatment at the same time we treat your home for flea infestation and wash all your pet’s bedding in hot water.
Flea Control Services
When the Knockout Pest Control flea technicians arrive at your home, they quickly identify the flea source and take strategic action to control these harmful pests. Then, our flea control technicians treat both the inside and the outside of your home. If follow-up flea control treatment is necessary, and it sometimes is, Knockout performs re-treatment within 30 days or less of the initial flea service treatment.
Nontoxic Flea Control
The safety of your home, family, and pets are a top consideration while freeing your property of dangerous household pests. That’s why Knockout Pest Control & Termite in Temecula offers nontoxic flea control.
Flea Service Treatment
Flea control service is a single treatment service along with a follow-up service to confirm that your home is free of flea eggs. Even though flea service treatment does not require ongoing monthly or quarterly maintenance because of the ways fleas spread and how we eliminate fleas from your home, Knockout offers regular maintenance to keep other pests at bay.