Having Flea Problems?

We provide easy and fast solutions for flea problems at home and with your pets.

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Understanding the flea problem

What can I do?

Learn about fleas, how to check your pet for fleas, how to prevent fleas and how to get rid of fleas.

HOW FLEAS INFEST

A Flea Bite is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

If you find just one flea’s handiwork, you can be sure its extended family is not far behind. The vast majority of a flea infestation is made up of eggs and larvae – all living (and multiplying) inside your home.

From the Outside

A flea’s mouthparts pierce the host’s tissue with a sawing motion, forming a needle-like drinking tube for feeding. The saliva the flea injects into the host while feeding is what causes allergic reactions.

From the Inside

A pet can accidentally swallow a tapeworm-infected flea while grooming. Using its sharp teeth, the tapeworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall to feed, causing discomfort, intestinal damage and chronic weight loss.

TREATMENT

Pet Treatment

  • Remove existing fleas with a flea comb.
  • Bathe pet with a topical flea shampoo.
  • Treat allergic reactions with antibiotics, steroids and/or antihistamines as needed.
  • Administer de-worming medication to treat tapeworm infections.

Home Treatment

  • Vacuum like you’ve never vacuumed before.
  • Flea eggs are resistant to many flea control products, and pupa cocoons are impervious to insecticides, but they can’t escape a vacuum.
  • A single vacuum pass can remove up to 50% of the eggs, larvae and pupae hiding in your home.
  • Pay special attention to dark crevices like baseboards, cracks in the floorboards, under furniture, bedding, cushions, pillows and carpet fibers.
  • Spray an indoor insecticide containing IGR (Insect Growth Regulator).
  • Spray after vacuuming, never before.
  • Wait at least one week before you vacuum again.
  • Wash your pet’s bedding, blankets, anything they nap or sleep on frequently.
  • Treat yard with an insecticide specifically made for outdoor flea control.
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HANDLING A FLEA EMERGENCY

If your home is heavily infested with fleas, take these steps to get the situation under control.

Inside the Home

  • Locate heavily infested areas, and concentrate efforts on these areas.
  • Wash throw rugs and the pet’s bedding.
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture. Remove and vacuum beneath cushions and in cracks and crevices.
  • Vacuum carpets, especially beneath furniture and in areas that pest frequent.
  • Use a hand sprayer to treat all carpets with an insecticide that contains an insect growth regulator.
  • Allow carpets to dry, then vacuum a second time to remove additional fleas the spray caused to emerge.
  • Continue to vacuum for 10 days to 2 weeks to kill adult fleas that continue to emerge from pupal cocoons.

On the Pet

Use a spot-on or a systemic oral treatment, which you can purchase from veterinarians or online.

Outside the Home

If you treat your pets with spot-on or oral treatments, you‘ll rarely need to spray outdoors.

Don't let the fleas invade your home!

Facts and Figures

Facts about Fleas

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Clean Homes
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Satisfied Customers
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Dead Fleas
0.03 %
Re-Infestation Rate