Anyone, even those without pets, can get an infestation of fleas in their home or office. Stray animals such as cats or even wild animals like raccoons or opossum crossing onto your property can bring them. Leaving pet food and water outside on your property can attract these animals – and bring fleas.
Fleas multiply so very fast that they can grow to overwhelming numbers in a matter of just a few short weeks. Do-it-yourself products homeowners use rarely – if ever – work to control fleas which is why a professional pest control company should be called in to solve the problem. Ajax exterminating treats carpets, furniture, baseboards and your entire front and back yard and flower beds with several different products that kill the fleas on contact, continuing to kill them and break the reproductive cycle.
Having fleas in your home, office or business can cause a big inconvenience for you, your family, pets, and clients. Any person who has contact with fleas may become a carrier of these blood-sucking pests and set up flea infestations in other areas.
Fleas can jump over 150 times their body length and drink the blood of their host. They have 4 stages of their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. If you call in Ajax exterminating, it will have a 5th stage – death!
Signs You May Have a Flea Infestation
Fleas prefer to find a nice quiet place where they can feed without interruption. But, while they often seek shelter in crevices, they don’t always try to hide. The problem is that they are so tiny – and fast. So, how can you tell if you have a flea infestation at any stage? Here are a few signs to look for.
Watch your animals. Excessive scratching, hair loss, and even pale gums can all be good indicators that you may have a flea problem.
Look for bites. Flea bites are very itchy. They leave small red bumps that are usually found on the legs – around the knee or below. If you have bites but aren’t sure they are from fleas, you can put on white cotton socks and shuffle your feet along your carpet. If you have fleas, they will likely hop on – and thanks to the bright white socks, you will see them.
Flea dirt (aka flea feces). If you see small reddish-brown or black dirt on your carpet, your pet, or around your home, this could be an indication of fleas.
Keep your eyes open. Fleas will come out and hop around. You may see them on furniture, carpet, curtains, pet bedding, etc.
If you suspect at all that you may be dealing with a flea infestation, it is best to get it under control before it gets worse. This is a job for Ajax Exterminating.
Why Choose Ajax Exterminating for Flea Control?
Fleas bite and cause itching to both pets and humans – greatly impacting the quality of life for those dealing with fleas in a home or office situation. Unfortunately, because they can multiply so fast – too fast for most DIY treatments – it is hard to find relief.
With Ajax Exterminating, we know how to get to the root of the problem – and stop the fleas in their tracks. Not only will we kill those that are alive, but we stop the life cycle process, too. Our highly-trained professionals know just where to look and how to treat your flea infestation so it gets under control immediately.
Let us bring you peace of mind – and peace from itching!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there ways to prevent fleas?
Keep things clean, often vacuuming carpets and rugs – and then emptying the bag or filter once you are done. Wash bedding (yours and your pets) often with hot water and soap. Don’t leave food and water outside that may attract flea-infested animals into your yard. And, always provide your dog or cat with preventive flea medicine.
Where do fleas hide?
You can find fleas in all areas of your home and yard. They are most commonly found in busy areas – as that’s where the feeding is best. Living rooms are a great example. They will live in crevices found in carpet, upholstery, furniture, drapery or curtains, and more.
Is Ajax Exterminating safe if I have pets?
We understand that if you are dealing with a flea infestation, there is a good chance that you may have pets. After we assess your situation – and before moving forward with treatment – we will go over questions and concerns you may have about the treatment products we use for your particular needs.