Flea Control During Georgia Flea Season
Flea season generally starts in May, but here in Marietta, Georgia it is pretty much year round due to the humid subtropical climate. Flea control is something that extends throughout the year in warmer climates like ours. This means the fleas don’t die off or ever give you a break, so an infestation can go on forever.
There are some 2,500 of known flea species, all of which have very quick reproduction cycles. They go through four lifecycle stages, which makes them even harder to treat with pesticides. While one product may kill adult fleas, it may not kill fleas in the other 3 lifecycles. Fleas can lay two to several dozen eggs at a time. They take around two days to two weeks to hatch, which means you have to pretty much kill them in every stage to get rid of the infestation.
When you have to keep doing something like vacuuming and washing clothes, bedding, and pets all the time, you still have to deal with the yard and exterior areas where your pets frequent. It’s easy to give up at some point or get lax in treating the problem. This is the prime reason people need help from a professional Marietta flea control service like ours at PCS Pest Control Solutions. It’s simply extremely hard to get rid of fleas on your own.
A Flea Infestation Inspection
Did you know that for every flea you see on your pet, there are going to be hundreds in the environment that you can’t see? You’re going to need to find out if you have an infestation if it isn’t yet obvious. Fleas can make pets very sick because they can carry disease or cause dermatological problems that induce itching and then infection.
A professional Marietta pest control specialist will be able to tell how much of a problem you have and exactly what to do to rid your home and outdoor environment of the infestation.
Controlling Fleas Outdoors
Cats and dogs who have access to the outdoors will be able to spread fleas around the inside of your house and all around the exterior. It’s important that you use flea control measures both indoors and outdoors around your property. Particularly, places where your pet likes to sleep or lounge are key areas that need treatment.
Professional flea control services often wind up costing way less than applying products yourself. Many homeowners find that the products they try for home use are just a waste of money. It takes a lot of product to cover your yard, so it winds up being an investment that you don’t know you can trust. With professional service from a pest control expert, you often get a guarantee that the treatment will work or they will come out until it does.
Controlling Fleas Indoors
You’ve probably already found out that you will need to do a lot indoors to control flea infestations. Vacuuming carpets, upholstery, and bare floors is highly important. If you already have a flea problem, you’ll need to vacuum daily for at least two weeks, better to do it for three. You’ll also need to wash clothes and bedding throughout the household during this time.
Attacking the flea problem from various directions is important. The pet needs to be treated as well as the interior and exterior of your home. Although the process can be hard, it’s well worth getting rid of these pests. At PCS Pest Solutions, we believe that “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. With the help of professional flea control service, you can not only get rid of the fleas but prevent them from taking over you home again.