Flea Pest Control Services in Bryan/College Station, TX
Flea bites may leave the host with numerous swollen, itchy marks. They may even cause allergic reactions in some people. You may even confuse them with bed bugs or chiggers.
In addition, they can transmit several diseases such as tapeworms. Dogs and cats are most at risk. A flea infestation also often takes time and effort to properly remove.
How do I Know if I have a Flea Infestation?
Adult cat fleas are about 1/8 inch long (1 to 3 mm). They are brownish-black in color and have a flat appearance. Fleas don’t have wings. They also have backward-pointing bristles that help them move through the hairs or feathers of host animals, which makes them more difficult to remove by grooming. The six legs, particularly the hind pair, are long and adapted for jumping.
Conversely, flea larvae are less than 1/4 inch long (6mm). They are leg-less and dirty white in color. You are most likely to find a larvae infestation in pet bedding. This is because eggs are laid in your pet’s fur and fall off when they spend time under beds, between cushions on couches or chairs and in pet bedding.
How Did I Get Fleas on my Property?
In order to survive, fleas depend on a blood meal from a host. In some cases, fleas may even become an inside problem when the host they previously fed on is no longer around. Then they focus their feeding activity on other hosts that reside inside the home.
For example, when rodents inside your home are trapped and removed, the fleas that previously fed on the rodents are then forced to feed on pets or people.
How Can I Get Rid of Fleas?
Indoor Flea Treatment
Before treatment for fleas inside your home, make sure the clean the house thoroughly. Vacuum under and around and furniture where pets sit or sleep to remove flea eggs and larvae. Make sure to throw out vacuum bags, as these can be source of infestations as well. Also, wash and air-dry pet bedding material.
If you have pets, make sure to only use products labeled for use on the specific pet. Insecticides for dogs may be dangerous to cats and vice versa, so read label instructions carefully. Contact your veterinarian for recommended products.
Contact City Pest Control for flea pest control services and to treat infestations. Our team can conduct a thorough inspection of your property and locate areas where the immature stages of the flea population are residing. Once complete, we can apply an insecticide spray with adulticide and insect growth regulator (IGR) or dust to areas where your pet sleeps or plays. This treatment includes all areas of your home and follow up with a second trip in 7 to 10 days.
Outdoor Flea Treatment
Prevent pets and other animals from getting under your house so that this area does not become infested. Also, make sure to get rid of rats, mice and other animals that can carry fleas.
Contact City Pest Control for flea pest control services and to treat infestations. Our team can apply flea insecticides to garages, under porches and decks, yards and other outside areas where your pet sleeps and plays.
Our professional technicians at City Pest Control provide professional flea pest control services for the Bryan/College Station area. Contact us with the link below for more information or to schedule your flea control services with us today!