Did you know a flea will encapsulate itself in a pupae state and wait up to two years for a host? Then it will break free and jump up to 200x their size to latch onto a host.
Adult fleas attach themselves to a host. The most common host are alley cats, squirrels, dogs, rodents, and possums. Each female will drop 20-30 eggs per day. A squirrel or rodent can drop thousands of flea eggs in your yard daily. The next stage is for the eggs to hatch into larvae. At this point, the larva wraps for up to 2 years and waits for a host. As long as they are in that cocoon (Pupae stage), they are super resistant to any treatment.
A regular service plan is the most effective way to have a flea-free yard. An inside fleas treatment can eliminate fleas in just a few applications. If action is taken to ensure fleas are not reintroduced inside the house.
Call us at 559-295-5010, and we can walk you through the process of preparing your home to be treated.
Fleas are hard to eliminate, so they’re the worst nightmare for parents, schools, businesses, and people. Many people don’t know that a flea can encapsulate itself in a pupae state, enabling it to wait dormant for up to two years. During that period, it can hatch at any time. When the temperature is right, and they feel a vibration of a possible host, the Flea will hatch.
A flea can jump a great distance, up to 200x its length, to reach a host. Once on the skin, they latch on for the long haul. Fleas generally latch on to cats, squirrels, dogs, rodents, possums, and other easily accessible creatures.
Every day, a female flea will drop around 20 to 30 eggs. That means a single squirrel or rodent can drop thousands of flea eggs along their pathway daily, which is how fleas get onto your property and surroundings. Eggs only take a few days to hatch into larvae, and they then repeat the cycle, cocooning themselves for up to two years while they wait for another unsuspecting host.
Unfortunately, fleas lying dormant in a pupae state are relatively resistant to any flea treatment applied to the area. The most effective way to eliminate them and keep fleas in all stages away is to treat your yard regularly. It’s important to use preventative methods outside before the problem can get inside your home.
Once fleas get into your home, perhaps brought in by your pet, you’ll want to act fast before they have a chance to spread. Remember, a flea hatches up to 30 eggs daily, quickly multiplying and worsening the issue. Fortunately, getting rid of fleas inside the home generally only takes one or two treatments, given proper preparation.
A good pest control treatment keeps fleas at bay. Otherwise, fleas may find their way back into your home. Other preventative steps should also be taken, like using flea and tick medication for all of your pets who go outside.
It would be best to watch closely when one of your pets carries fleas, including more itching and scratching than average. Fleas constantly bite, causing cats and dogs to scratch at themselves endlessly in discomfort. You should be able to notice a flea infection relatively quickly.
Another critical step in preventing infestations is keeping other carriers–like rodents and squirrels–away from your home. Just the presence of an infected animal can spread fleas all around your home, so you should consider using deterrents to keep them off your property, such as setting up a pet-friendly outdoor rodent system or trimming back treat or shrubs that attract rodents.
CrazyAnt Pest Control Flea Treatment can help you overcome a flea infestation in your home. Fleas are a significant issue across the Fresno and Clovis areas, and a quick, professional response is the key to eliminating them. Give us a call at 559.295.5010 to learn more.
Yes, fleas are very common in Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Fowler and the entire Central Valley. Because of our active rodent population there are an abundant amount of host to spread fleas around the valley.
Yes, there is a good chance a one time treatment can get rid of fleas if the house is properly prepared before treatment and all pets get treated for fleas at the same time.
No, If you are getting fleas in your yard, the best chance to keep them at bay is to be on a regular service plan. With that said there are ways to reduce fleas.
Yes, we have certified organic products that work well for getting rid of Adults fleas in your yard.
Yes, unless the source is removed. Feral cats, birds, rodents, possums and squiers Flea are just some of the animals that play host to fleas. Even once the source is removed, pupua can take up to two years to hatch.
On their host. Fleas live most their lives on their host. A shaded areas that has a high moisture level is a common place for fleas to lay eggs.
Inside homes they eggs will usually be laid in fabrics. The carpeted areas of the house would be the most common place for flea eggs.