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Fleas – Fighting a Serious Infestation


- Even if you don’t have pets in your home, they could still be a problem for you. Once carried into your home, flea cocoons can fall off anywhere and they are resistant to insecticides. Contact a professional Northern Arkansas pest control company to eliminate the problem. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Fleas – Fighting a Serious Infestation

  • Fighting a Serious Infestation

Should I Worry About Fleas?
  • Fleas may seem like a bigger problem for the
    family pet than they do for you, but the reality
    is that if you have fleas in your home or around
    your property, you have big problems.
  • Not only could you be exposed to constant flea
    bites, but they can also be the cause of illness.
    They can transmit tapeworms as well as murinelike
  • Youll know a flea bite when you see it thanks to
    the tiny red halo circling the small white spot.

Fleas 101
  • There are 2,000 different species of fleas, and
    even if you dont have pets in your home, they
    could still be a problem for you.
  • The most common type of flea in homes is the cat
    flea. At just 1/8 long, they can be hard to see.
    They are usually a reddish-brown color and they
    are wingless. Their bodies compress laterally, so
    they look like a walking coin.

A Fleas Lifecycle
  • Adult cat fleas attach themselves to a host, then
    remain there for about 30 days. Fresh blood is
    necessary for egg production. The female flea can
    lay up to fifty eggs in a single day. Once
    hatched, they have a large head, but are without
    eyes legs until they grow into adults.
  • To do so, they must be in 75 relative humidity.
    Eight days after hatching, they build a cocoon
    grow into adults. They can remain inside the
    cocoon for up to 12 months should the temperature
    or humidity drop.

A Few Things to Remember
  • If you do have a pet in your home, an adult flea
    will spend most of its time there, so whole home
    treatment is an absolute must.
  • Once the adult flea has laid eggs on your pet,
    theyre quick to fall off anywhere in your home.
    Since cocoons are resistant to insecticides, a
    professional pest control company help is
    necessary to help eliminate the problem.

The Fleas Are Everywhere! Whats Next?
  • Contacting a pest control company immediately is
    a must. They can help you treat your home and
    your property using the methods necessary to
    eliminate the flea problem.

Prevention Techniques
  • The best way to prevent a flea problem is to
    treat your pets on a regular basis. Contact your
    vet for the best possible remedy. You may also
    want to contact an exterminator to evaluate any
    potential problems in your home and your yard too.

Can I Do It Myself?
  • There are many different flea treatments
    available today, but trying to save a few bucks
    with a do-it-yourself treatment is not the way to
  • These kinds of treatments are often temporary,
    and they will not fully eliminate the flea
    infestation issue youre dealing with.

If you suspect a flea problem contact Hopper
Environmental Services - a Northern Arkansas pest
control company. Hopper will thoroughly inspect
your property and create a treatment plan to
eliminate your flea problem.
  • Pest Control Company
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