Fleas are insects that form the order Siphonaptera. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, and hind legs adapted for jumping. They can jump a distance some 50 times their body length.

These bloodsuckers can really be a pain. Their bite can cause itchy welts in some people, but they prefer to feed on pets. The usual species in our area is the cat flea. But it will feed on almost any kind of mammal it can get on. Their life cycle is egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

Dog scratching fleas

Control Measures

Customers must prepare the rooms to be treated. Everything should be off the floor and the rooms thoroughly vacuumed. Once the rooms are prepared a properly labeled residual insecticide is applied to treat the floor and infested areas. In addition, the pet(s) should be “dipped” or treated by a veterinarian on the day of treatment.

The Advantage Difference

The treatment will include a combination of insecticides designed to control every life stage. We offer a flexible service plan designed to fit your particular circumstances and budget. Treatments can be part of our residential service plan or purchased per visit.