FLEA CONTROL PREPARATION

March 15, 2017 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The following are steps you can take to assist us in doing the best job possible.
⦁ Pick up items on the floor so we can spray as much of the floor as possible.
⦁ To spray in bedroom closets, put items from the closet on the bed.
⦁ Remove items stored on the floor around refrigerators, freezers and stove so we can treat that area.
⦁ Pick up any washable throw rugs or pet bedding and wash it in hot water and leave in washing machine or dryer until after our treatment.
⦁ Vacuum all floors before we arrive, including wood or floor tiles. When done, change or empty bag into plastic bag and discard outside the home.
⦁ Arrange to have vet treat pets or get a product like Frontline Flea and Tick Control.
⦁ Remove or cover fish tanks and turn off pumps.
⦁ Any other pets, such as birds or reptiles, will need to be removed for 2-3 hours.

AFTER TREATMENT

⦁ Leave house for 2-3 hours.
⦁ Vacuum the next day and every day for 7 to 14 days. Throw away or empty bag daily and discard outside. Vacuuming is very important because it brings the fleas out into the treated areas.
⦁ Call to schedule a second appointment within 2 weeks to make sure we kill all the fleas.
⦁ Repeat the steps listed above before 2nd treatment.

Fleas and their eggs can lay dormant for up to a year. Many times, what triggers a flea infestation is the summer heat and humidity, or forgetting to treat pets with products like Frontline. Fleas hide in carpets and cracks and crevices in hard surface floors until they sense vibrations from you or your pets moving. The fleas start hopping around so they can attach to a warm blooded animal for a blood meal.

This is why vacuuming is an important part of your treatment, because to the fleas, the vacuum and vibration created is like a whole herd of animals.

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