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Many people are having trouble with ants and fleas now the hotter weather is here. These are two of the hardest pests to eradicate from the home; they need to be treated correctly to get rid of them.
Many customers are trying their own sprays and fleas bombs from the shops, but these products are nowhere near strong enough to eradicate them with one treatment.
A successful treatment also comes down to knowing where to apply the products. If you have an ant problem and they are entering from the kitchen window, treating just this area will only slow them down you need to find the source to have any impact on these little pests.
Even for a well-trained pest control technician, ants can cause major problems. So, it’s important that the customer understands what has been treated and why!
In many cases, ants are almost impossible to stop completely. This is because there are just so many of them, and even if a whole colony is destroyed, there is always another one that will take over in a very short time.
Ants can be managed but no controlled. Fleas, on the other hand, are slightly different to ants they are mainly a hot whether pest. They will only merge into an adult flea when the ambient air temperature is right and when they know there is a blood meal available.
The flea eggs can lay dormant in carpet for up to 12 months. When treating for fleas, it’s important a thorough inspection of the property is done.
Doing a good inspection first will force the fleas to emerge and make it easier to treat. Hitting the adult fleas directly with a pesticide will give a more successful treatment. The remaining flea eggs will start to hatch over the cause of a 2 week period.
If after two weeks there are still live fleas, then a second treatment will be necessary to fully eradicate the problem. If any pets are present at the time of a flea pest control treatment, they will also need to be treated with a suitable product from the vets.
If both the premises and pets aren’t treated at the same time, then the treatment may not be successful and the cycle will start all over again.
In most cases, it’s cheaper and easier to call your local pest control company to help with eradicating pests from the home.