Flea Pest Control Services in Jackson, MS and the Metro Area
Fleas are some of the most annoying pests -- they can invade your home, hide in your furniture and produce annoying, itchy bites. Although they cannot fly, fleas have extremely long legs that enable them to jump long distances -- from one part of your house to another. They feed on the blood of their hosts (both humans and animals) by repeatedly biting them.
Each bite can cause significant discomfort and sometimes even serious health issues. By depositing a bit of saliva, fleas can cause discomfort, itching and allergic reactions in both humans and animals. Allergic reactions include hives, swelling and sometimes even shortness of breath. Your dogs can develop dermatitis which causes scabs and bumps on its neck. Therefore, fleas aren't only a nuisance, they are a health hazard that you'll want to eliminate from your home as soon as possible.
How to Recognize You Have Fleas
The biggest clue that you have fleas in your home is the small, itchy bites that you will have on your skin. These bites will normally appear on your feet and lower legs, but you can sometimes also find them on your arms and other uncovered parts of your body.
Another way to detect that you have fleas is by spotting flea cocoons. Cocoons are generally covered with dirt and debris but you can sometimes find them in clusters on their hosts (such as animals) or even in dirty corners of your furniture. Some people tend to describe cocoons as looking like coarse ground pepper.
What You Can Do About Your Flea Problem
A flea infestation can be difficult to get rid of on your own. Take a look at some of the following steps that you can take to implement effective flea pest control:
- Vacuuming carpets and cleaning the floor in your living areas
- Applying a flea prevention product on your pet
- Regularly washing your bedding, blankets and upholstery
- Cleaning and vacuuming hard-to-reach places such as crevices in your furniture
- Regularly washing your pet's bed
- Cleaning your yard and raking any leaves
However, you must be aware that fleas are some of the most resilient insects and that getting rid of them might take time and considerable effort. In our years of experience, we have encountered numerous customers who have tried to get rid of their flea infestation on their own, and failed. Rather than wasting money on different flea products, we would recommend hiring a professional to do the job for you.
What To Expect From Our Treatment
If you are wondering what steps we use to implement our flea pest control, take a look at what you can expect from us:
Interior treatment includes all indoor areas where fleas might nest. This includes garages and even basements. Fleas are very resistant insects so it is important to treat every single possible crevice where they or their eggs might appear.
Although some flea pest control services only focus on indoor treatment, we also believe it is very important to treat outdoor areas as well. Pets can spend time in your yard, transferring fleas to outdoor areas where they lay eggs and wait for another opportunity to attach to a host. We also make sure to secure your outdoor area in order to prevent fleas from coming back into your home. it is always recommended that pets be on a flea and tick preventative.
If you are interested in hiring an exterminator with years of experience in flea pest control in the Jackson, MS area, Integrated Pest Service is the best in the business. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation at 601-372-1812 (North) and 601-372-7788 (South) today!
The Life Cycle of FleasThe life cycle of fleas can very widely. The entire life cycle of a fleas can be a quick as two weeks or as long as a few years.
Flea eggs hatch between 2 days to two weeks. They usually fall from the animal onto the floor.
The larval stage has three development stages. Depending on the environment this stage lasts between 5 to 18 days.
The adult flea can emerge from it's cocoon in as little as 3-d days. If the environment is not favorable they can lay dormant in this cocoon stage for up to a year.
Adult fleas prefer to live on an animal and their diet consists of blood courtesy of their host. The female can lay up to 500 eggs per day.