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Flea Control Services In Huntersville, NC


Fleas are a kind of insect which feed on warm-blooded creatures’ blood. Most likely you will find fleas among your pets. They are reddish brown in color and 1/12 to 1/6 inches in length. Fleas often attach to your dog or cat when outside and infest their fur and the places they sleep. Flea control is difficult and that’s why you will need to employ the services of a flea control service in Huntersville, NC.

Without a proactive approach, any pet owner is vulnerable to infestation. Fleas feed on blood and this means they may become a human problem if the host they fed on previously is not around. Flea bites are often serious and leave the host with numerous swollen, itchy marks. They may result in allergic reactions in some people and can transmit several diseases. The most serious aspect of a flea infestation is the time and effort it takes to remove it. Dealing with this problem requires treating infected animals, cleaning infested areas and taking preventive measures to keep the fleas from returning.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas

Since the immature stages of fleas are naturally cryptic, the first thing you should do is contact the pest control office for assistance. Often using over the counter products for controlling fleas will not resolve the causes of the infestation. You will need the company to perform a thorough inspection to locate areas where the immature stages of the flea population is residing. After this, the next step in preparing for the flea management plan will include:  

  • Identifying the species causing the problem
  • Explaining their life cycle and how their habits, habitat and behavior affects the control plan.
  • Inspecting for the presence of other animals which are the fleas source of food. This may include rodents either outside or inside the home.
  • Contacting of the vet for advice and purchase of flea control products which can be used on the pets.
  • Regular bathing and grooming of pets
  • Explaining the use of growth regulators which will interfere with the fleas development into adult stage
  • Vacuuming to physically remove eggs, larvae, pupa and adults
  • Frequently washing and drying pet bedding
  • Treating affected areas with safe and effective flea control products where immature fleas can be located.
  • Scheduling a follow-up visit