Severe flea infestations seem as if they happen instantly and unfortunately, getting rid of fleas can be a lengthy process. It can take days, possibly weeks, to completely remove these insects due to their life cycles and habits.
If you have a flea problem, do not delay in calling for professional help.
Flea Life Cycle
The most common flea in the United States is the cat flea and dog flea and can take two weeks to several months to grow, depending on varying environmental conditions.
Adult fleas produce eggs while on the host (typically a dog or cat), but the eggs can easily be dropped anywhere and will hatch within two to 12 days. They can take two weeks to several months to grow, depending on varying environmental conditions.
Flea larvae will then spin a cocoon and hatch once again as adults that are ready to reproduce and continue the cycle.
IPM and Flea Control
If fleas have invaded your home, call us right away. At Peachtree Pest Control, we use integrated pest management or IPM to identify, treat and prevent further infestations. Here’s how it work.
We begin with an interview to discuss your specific needs, followed by an in-person inspection to determine the severity of your infestation. We will take this time to identify the type of flea you’re dealing with and where they seem to be in the life cycle.
From there, we will develop a control plan that will take into account the severity of your infestation and factors specific to your home, such as the presence of pets or children. We will then implement the plan to treat for fleas, using the safest and most effective methods possible.
We document everything we do and will give you detailed paperwork once your home has been treated. We will also make recommendations for any necessary follow up.
Protecting Your Home
Personalized service is the core of our business. If you suspect a flea problem may be starting or if you have a full-on infestation, call us today.