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Why Choose TermiGuard as Your Flea Control Service?
Fleas multiply quickly, so the issue must be addressed ASAP. Fleas can cause allergic reactions to you and your pets and can even be carriers of more serious parasites and diseases.
At TermiGuard, our experts are trained professionals who will diagnose and treat your flea infestation fast. Our flea experts will work collaboratively with you to come up with the best solution for your home. Don’t stress — leave it to us to help you solve your flea infestation.
We are a local, family-owned company, not some huge, national conglomerate.
We treat our customers like friends and neighbors — because they are. Our flea experts will work diligently with you to diagnose your flea infestation, listen to your concerns, and decide on a treatment plan together. And flea control just isn’t an inside issue. They hitchhiked their way into your home from the outside so why not identify and treat those pests as well..
For fleas, we recommend a PREMIUM pest plan.
Pest Control Plans
Year-round pest protection with 4 scheduled visits
Covers 25+ general pests
*Termite Monitoring Stations included (discounts if termites are found)
Includes 2 exterior rodent bait stations and monitoring
Year-round pest protection with 4 scheduled visits
Covers 25+ general pests from TG Basic, plus covers termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees & wood-borer Beetles
Annual Termite Inspection with Free Retreatment Coverage
TG PLUS VECTOR
Year-round pest protection with 4 scheduled visits
Covers all pests & features from TG Plus & TG Basic
Reduction of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas outdoors April – October
Free Flea Inspections
At Termiguard, we strive to ensure our customers are satisfied. To that end, we provide free inspections for all flea control services. Through these complimentary evaluations, you can receive expert advice on how to tackle your home’s flea issue without having to pay a dime. This also gives you the opportunity to ask and address your concerns and helps our pest management consultant to prescribe the best plan.
Free Flea Callbacks
If you find yourself dealing with fleas or any other pests in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to providing the best hassle-free service and will return as often as necessary to ensure the job is done properly. Plus, we offer UNLIMITED, free service call-backs, so you can rest assured that your problem will be solved!
Same-Day Flea Control
At TermiGuard, we understand time is of the essence when it comes to flea infestations and the health concerns of all occupants. That’s why in certain areas, we offer same-day service for a prompt resolution. Acting fast is key in order to avoid further issues before the flea population thrives.
A Local Flea Exterminator
As a truly local family-run business, we take great pride in providing our customers with personalized and tailored flea solutions. Unlike large conglomerates with call centers from out of state, we can respond quickly when you need us and provide the hometown service you deserve. We always have your best interests at heart and are here to help whenever you need it.
“Finally after a couple spray treatments the fleas were gone’
“We had a big flea issue in the yard, and couldn’t get rid of them despite all my Home Depot and Amazon efforts. We treated our dogs, house and yard countlessly but the neighborhood cats kept bringing the fleas back into the yard. Finally after a couple spray treatments the fleas were gone. … I feel lucky to have Omar, and he makes the service well worth its cost!”
How Do I Know I Have Fleas?
To determine if you have fleas, check for small jumping insects, look for white oval eggs,
and watch for signs of bites and increased scratching in humans or pets.
Flea Appearance and Eggs
It’s generally pretty easy to identify fleas. Fleas are very small parasitic insects, usually black, brown or reddish in color. Their eggs — often the first sign of fleas in the house — look like small whitish ovals. Under a magnifying glass, they might look like grains of rice. Fleas can spring slightly into the air. Carpet and upholstery are the perfect areas for fleas to thrive.
Many people identify them first by the bites they leave, either on humans or pets. Take notice if your dog or cat seems to be scratching themselves more than usual. If you notice fleas biting at your ankles, that’s another very obvious sign that you’re dealing with an infestation.
A Closer Examination
If you suspect you might have a flea infestation but aren’t sure, you can take the following steps to inspect further:
Check your pets for fleas:
Finding fleas on your pets is a telltale sign of an infestation. You should inspect beneath your pet’s fur for bites, redness, or irritated skin. Fleas usually target the neck, head, and hindquarters first. If you notice reddened areas of skin with some fur loss, this may be a result of flea bites. You may even see little black dots on their fur, called flea dirt (flea feces). If you spot flea dirt on your pet, use a wet (preferably white) cloth to wipe the dots off. If they are flea dots, wiping them will leave red streaks on the white cloth. Contact your veterinarian to get your pet treated right away.
Do the White Sock Test:
This is a tried and true method of detecting fleas in the home. Put on a pair of old white socks (preferably knee-high or at least calf-high for protection from potential fleas). Then walk around the house, making sure to make contact with carpeting and upholstery by putting your feet up on furniture. After a period of doing this, inspect the socks for flea marks. If you spot little brown or black dots, you probably picked up some fleas from the carpet or furniture.
Inspect carpeting and hardwood floors:
Fleas love to settle into carpeting and upholstery to lay their eggs. Inspect carpets carefully, looking between the fibers for fleas or their droppings. You should also check between the cracks in your tiles or hardwood floors for fleas eggs. They may be cozying up between little tile cracks or making a home for themselves between your shiny wooden floorboards.
If you have pets in the house, you should also inspect their beds or cushions for fleas. This can also include any place your pet regularly sleeps or lies down, as these will be hotspot areas for fleas.
‘Very courteous, extremely knowledgeable’
“We had a bit of a pest problem and had these guys come out and they were great. Our technician was … very courteous, extremely knowledgeable and explained everything about the treatment and the pests in a way that the average person could understand. … Awesome guy. Great service. Highly recommended!”
Types of FLEAS to Look Out For
Cat fleas are dark-brown fleas that primarily live on cats, but can live on dogs as well. Cat fleas are tiny and sometimes hard to spot. Cat fleas feed on blood and lay eggs in cat fur, laying up to 4,000 eggs in their lifetime! They can even live up to months without any food.
When fleas live in a cat’s fur, they irritate the skin causing your cat to scratch a lot. This can cause hair loss around affected areas and red bumps on their skin which could lead to skin infections.
Dog fleas are not that different from cat fleas. But, while they primarily live on dogs, they may also bite humans. Although rare, flea bites on humans can manifest as itchy bumps or rashes, often on the ankles, feet, or legs.
Dog fleas are pickier eaters than cat fleas. Unlike cat fleas, dog fleas cannot survive on feline blood.
Unfortunately, we humans are not immune to fleas. Human fleas live on human blood and may also survive on other mammals and rodents. In the United States, human fleas are mostly found in the South and Midwest. They thrive in warm and humid climates, so summertime is usually when the biggest infestations occur.
Rats get fleas, too. Rat fleas are parasites that usually survive on rats’ blood but can also be found in the fur of mice or even on human skin. Rat fleas, in particular, present a significant health concern, as they are known to carry and transmit diseases such as typhus and the bubonic plague.
The Lifecycle of Fleas
A flea’s life cycle can vary widely depending on environmental factors. The average flea lives anywhere from a few weeks to a year. In adulthood, female fleas lay up to 40 eggs a day, and can lay anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 eggs in their lifetime!
Fleas lay their eggs in warm environments, like the fur of a host animal. These eggs hatch in one to ten days; once hatched, the fleas enter their larval stage.
The larval stage can last for a few weeks while fleas develop. After a few weeks, larvae spin cocoons. They may live as pupas in the cocoon for a few days to a year when they emerge as adult fleas.
‘I feel like I am going to be in good hands’
“I feel like I am going to be in good hands moving forward and that along with the problems outside with the carpenter bees and ants, many recurring issues inside the house, especially with ants and fleas, will be taken care of.”
What are the Dangers of FLEAS?
Fleas, can transmit serious diseases to humans and animals through bites or ingestion, causing painful skin irritation and requiring prompt professional treatment to prevent infestations.
The Health Risks of Fleas
Fleas can present a health risk for both humans and animals. They are blood-sucking parasites that can carry and transmit serious illnesses such as tapeworm, cat scratch disease, tularemia, bubonic plague, and typhus. Minor infections may cause painful skin irritation, like rashes or itchy bumps.
Since they live on the blood of other animals, attaching themselves directly to the skin, they can easily infect the host with diseases. Fleas may transmit disease either through their bites or when ingested (like when a dog or cat grooms itself).
If you suspect even a minor flea problem in your home, you should begin professional treatment right away before the problem escalates to a full-blown infestation.
How Can I Get Rid of Fleas?
So you’ve discovered you have a flea problem. What’s the next step?
Call the Flea-Control Experts
Flea infestation is simply too big of an issue to try addressing on your own with over-the-counter DIY products. Call TermiGuard, and we’ll give you a free consultation and set up a time to begin treatment. Our trained professionals will discuss all pest control treatment plans with you. Then they’ll do whatever it takes to get you and your home back to normal.
If pets in the home are affected, seek veterinary care as soon as possible to treat the medical issues that arise from fleas.
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How Can I Prevent Fleas?
Keep your home clean
Frequent vacuuming of carpets and upholstery will not just keep your house looking cleaner but will help reduce the risk of fleas. Regularly machine-wash linens, pet beds, blankets, and quilts. And don’t forget the hardwood floors and tiles; a weekly mop and sweep make a big difference.
Give Your Pets Preventative Medication
There are a variety of preventative flea medications on the market for cats and dogs. Typically, the medication is a topical treatment applied directly to the pet’s skin. Giving your pets their monthly flea meds will greatly reduce their chances of catching fleas, saving you a lot of hassle in the long run.
Limit the Time Pets Spend Outdoors and Inspect All Areas
Consider limiting the amount of time your pets spend outdoors. Outdoor cats are much more likely to catch fleas than indoor cats. Dogs may contract fleas from other dogs, so you might want to limit the amount of time spent at the dog park.
The more time your pets spend outdoors, the greater their chance of catching fleas. If you want your pet to be spending a lot of time outdoors and don’t plan on adjusting, preventative care, like monthly topical treatments, are even more important.
The north side of structures and trees, or areas where pets are known to frequent, are areas to test the white sock theory. It’s these areas that are most prevalent for flea habitation outdoors.
Inspect Pets Regularly for Fleas
Regularly brush and bath pets. Clean out their fur and take the time to inspect them for any fleas. If you find fleas on their fur, seek veterinary care immediately to begin treatment.
Preventative Flea Control
The best way to deal with any pest is to have a plan in place before they arrive. By calling TermiGuard and setting up recurring protection year-round, you can get peace of mind that you, your family, and your pest are always protected from fleas. Contact us today to learn how we can keep your home flea-free for good!