Fleas

Professional Flea Pest Control Petersburg VA

The flea is one of the most intrusive parasites for homes with pets. Does this mean, fleas only impact people living in homes with pets? No, it does not, but it could not be much further from the truth. Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of animals and humans. If the flea has an option, the animal will always be the chosen host. The same thing can also be said about the tick, which is also a parasitic insect.

The parasitic flea is a member of the “Canidae” family. The species are grouped into various families – “Vermipsyllidae”, “Leptopsyllidae”, “Ceratophyllidae”, and “Pulicidae”. One of the most commonly reported flea sightings in the United States is the “Ctenocephalides felis”, better known as the cat flea. The cat flea belongs to the Pulicidae family.

Why Are Cat Fleas Infesting My Pet’s Living Space?

If you ask most people about the cat flea’s most preferred victim, the answer will almost always be the same. The canine “cat” is not the only animal victim of the cat flea. In fact, the cat flea targets the same animals as the other 2,500 species of flea.

Fleas will not survive more than 10 days without a blood meal. When a host is readily available, the flea will each at every 12 to 24 hours. According to evidence, a single flea will ingest blood up to 15 times its weight. For example, a flea weighing 0.3 millimeters can consume up to 4.5 millimeters of blood. When you think about it, this is a large volume of blood for such a tiny insect to ingest every 12 to 24 hours.

How To Eradicate Fleas Affordably?

Pest control is broken down into two primary categories – professional and do-it-yourself. Both options have pros, which vary significantly. One specific variance is the potency of each treatment. Professional pest control utilizes the maximum potency, while do-it-yourself utilizes the lowest potency. Do-it-yourself pest control utilizes standard-grade pesticides. Professional pest control, on the other hand, utilizes industrial-grade pesticides and other types of treatments.

What Is The Best Flea Prevention Technique?

There is no one flea prevention technique. Instead, there is a group of techniques, we combine to create a custom prevention strategy specifically for each flea infestation. Our licensed exterminators have successfully completed accredited programs and chemical pesticide safety classes. We strive to deliver the highest quality pest control treatments, without compromising our clients’ health and the environment.

Starting With A Flea Inspection

We begin every new case with a thorough inspection, which we believe is a very important component of pest control. The infestation allows our exterminators to determine if your home is infested with fleas. Since the problem area is your pet’s living space, this is where we will initiate the inspection. The lead inspector will collect evidence during the inspection. Evidence, such as live fleas, exoskeletons, flea bites, pets continuously scratching and licking, and flea dirt.

Why Hire Us!

  • We are locally owned and operated
  • Our pest control experts are fully trained in pesticide safety
  • Our flea pest control products are brands approved by the CDC

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