Fleas are never good company to have. They cause very uncomfortable bites for your pets and even you and your family members. Fleas multiply rapidly; each female lays about 400 to 500 eggs in a lifetime, which makes a huge problem if your home becomes infested. Many people turn to do-it-yourself methods in a frantic effort to get rid of fleas like continuous vacuuming or pet treatments. Although these things may help the situation, some feel helpless that their efforts are not fully effective. So what is a St. Louis homeowner with a flea infested home to do? Call the pros!
While vacuuming may prove to eliminate some of the fleas in your home, it is not going to fully eradicate the problem. While a standard vacuum can suck up some of the adult fleas and their eggs, the larvae tend to be coiled tightly in the fibers of the carpeting, which makes it hard to get rid of them. A vacuum will just spread the larvae around. The best way to completely free yourself from the attack of fleas is to have a professional pest control company come in to do an extermination. Today there are many methods that do not require harmful chemicals. Treatments can be done safely in your home to protect yours and your family’s health.
What to expect with a professional flea treatment:
On the day of your service, it is a perfect time to have your pets (if you have them) treated at the vet or groomer with a flea bath just to remove any fleas from them. The pest control company will most likely have you do a preliminary vacuum to surface the problem. Then they will apply a flea treatment to the floors, upholstered furniture and other sources of flea infestations. In order to keep the treatment safe, the pest control company will probably require you to stay out of your home for a period of time will the treatment dries. Then when you get home you should always allow good ventilation with windows open. For the next week or so you will need to continue to vacuum on a regular basis just so all the remnants of fleas are gone for good. In some cases the professionals will also treat the outside of your home in targeted areas that the fleas can get to your pet like under porches, near shrubs, or in shaded spots.
Finally, after your professional flea treatment you can rest easy knowing that you and your pet will no longer be attacked by the biting fleas. Don’t waste your time trying to fix fleas at home, they are a stubborn issue that will need the attention of the pest control experts. You will make yourself crazy with the tedious attempts to remove fleas on your own. If you are living in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and you have a flea problem or would like to learn more about our residential pest control services, please contact us today.