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by Jason Neale
Flea exterminators are fully licensed pest control technicians with full training on how best to eradicate fleas from your home. With an insecticide, a technician would spray the affected areas such as carpets and rugs. Fleas can also harbour in the cracks in floor boards, so these areas can also be treated.
Sources of Fleas
With most flea problems around the home, there is always a reason why the fleas are there. This is usually do to with pets. Cats and dogs are carriers of fleas and, if not treated on a regular basis, can become infested with them. A regular flea wash for your pets and a monthly flea treatment that is applied to back of the neck is what is recommended to help in the prevention of fleas.
When a professional pest control company carries out a flea treatment, it is advised to have dogs and cats treated with Frontline or Advantage at the same time. These treatments must be applied after the animal has been cleaned and is completely dry.
Getting Rid of Fleas at Home
To get the best results when there is a serious flea problem, it is best to have your pets cleaned by a professional dog cleaning company. They can come to your home with a mobile bath and treat the animals with a special flea shampoo. The shampoos will also kill the eggs that are deep within the coat. They are then groomed and dried. After they have been dried, the second flea treatment is applied to the back of the neck.
What is the best way to get rid of fleas in the carpet? The first thing is to give them a good steam clean. This can be done by contacting your local carpet cleaning company that specialises in carpet steam cleaning and carpet dry cleaning. The cleaning process will get rid of a lot of the fleas and the eggs. The remainder can be sprayed by the pest controller.
A professional carpet cleaning company would also have a pest control division. The job can be coordinated by the one company, making it a stress free process for the customer. It is important to use a company that deals in flea problems a lot because there may be a need for the pest controller to come back and do a second or back up spray to completely remove the flea infestation.
Your local pest control company is the best place to start to get the right advice on the best methods to exterminate fleas. Sometimes, fleas can be mixed up with other pests such as bed bugs or mites. The easiest way to tell if you have a flea problem is by the location of the bites. Fleas will bite mainly on the lower part of the legs looking for a blood meal. Once they finished feeding, they will then go and lay more eggs. Then, the flea life cycle starts again. They can breed at an alarming rate, so early treatment is the key to a successful outcome.