Have you got fleas biting you or your pets? If you need to exterminate fleas, we can help. Our pest control specialists have over 30 years experience in dealing with fleas. With our fast and effective treatments we get the job done right to keep your home flea free.
Our pest control tech’s will come out and inspect your home for fleas and how big the infestation is, then apply the appropriate treatment to rid you of fleas.
Fleas are parasites that feed on humans and other warm-blooded animals. Fleas prefer to feed on non-humans. They will feed on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not available. Fleas usually require warm and humid conditions to develop. A flea can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically and 14 to 16 inches horizontally and consume up to 10-15 times their body weight in blood per day.
There are four stages in the flea life cycle complete.
The eggs are small (0.5 mm) and white in color. They are deposited among the hairs of the animal host. The female lays about 300 – 400 eggs in her life time at the rate of 2 – 6 at a time. The eggs normally hatch in 2 – 7 days.
The larvae are small, legless, white in color and bear long hair on their bodies. The larvae has no eyes but very sensitive to light. Larvae feed on organic matters and the blood in the feces in the adult flea. There are three larval stages and the last stage form a cocoon. The duration of the larval stage is about 2 weeks.
The pupa develops inside the cocoon. The pupal stage last for 1 – 2 weeks depending upon environmental conditions.