Don’t let Fleas Make Your Life Miserable
Fleas are one of the most annoying pests! If you’ve ever had a flea infestation you can attest to that. You don’t need to own a pet to be concerned about flea infestation. Fleas will try to attach themselves to any host that is available. If a dog or cat isn’t available, a human being will work just as well. Fleas also attach themselves to squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice and even birds. Fortunately, flea treatments to your home and property will work to eliminate any fleas regardless of the host.
Fleas Are More Than a Nuisance
Fleas are a nuisance but that’s just the beginning. Fleas can be disease carriers and can transmit those diseases to humans as well to pets. Fleas have been attributed in the transmittal of typhus and a multitude of plagues, dating back to the Great Plague of the 14th Century. A healthy female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. It’s easy to see how infestation can take only a matter of weeks if not days.
The Life of a Flea and How They Live
Al Harris Pest Control understands that to rid your property of fleas requires a treatment that deals with the flea life cycle. Fleas begin as an egg, transition to larvae, pupa and then reach an adult stage. Once a healthy flea has jumped on you, a family member or pet, they have their meal and then proceed to mate and lay eggs. Fleas only live about 2 to 3 weeks but in that span of time one flea is capable of laying hundreds of eggs. These may be in your yard, carpet, furniture or even on your pet. Once those eggs hatch into a pupa stage they ravenously feed on anything organic. That includes just about anything! After several days they spin a cocoon and become a flea pupa. Once in this stage they are virtuously impervious to flea treatments. It’s for this reason that flea treatments need to be ongoing to be completely effective. And a pupa will only “hatch” when it senses it has a meal close by. If it does and feeds on you, a family member or pet the cycle repeats itself.
How We Treat Fleas
Treating fleas effectively means stopping the eggs from developing. Eggs could be present in your yard, your home or on your pet. Each of these areas has to be addressed or you may never fully eliminate your flea problem. Without addressing all the areas susceptible to having flea eggs you can’t be sure you’ll eliminate the fleas. If you experience a flea infestation it can take at least 1 to 2 months to be sure a home or business is flea free. Because flea pupae can take different times to hatch, the infestation may take one or two months to resolve and have the cycle of life reach its conclusion. In some cases, it could take more time. It’s through continual monitoring and weekly treatment that we can ensure we’ll achieve success.
Why Choose Al Harris Pest Control?
Since 1978, Al Harris Pest Control has been Sarasota and Manatee counites # 1 choice for Residential & Commercial Pest Control and Wildlife Removal. Whether you are a homeowner, general manager, contractor, property manager, office manager or business owner, we have worked with thousands of customers successfully removing pests and wildlife.
Al Harris Pest Control is dedicated to every customer and strives to give each client the best in high-quality services and products. If you are in need of quality residential or commercial pest control services, don’t wait! Contact Al Harris Pest Control today to schedule your inspection and get your free estimate.
Why Choose Al Harris Pest Control ?
Our Work Speaks for Itself and has Earned Us the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Reader’ Choice Commendation for 13 Consecutive Years
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Areas We Service
Bee Ridge, Englewood, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Laurel, Lido Key, Myakka, Nokomis, North Port, North Sarasota, Osprey, Plantation, Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, Southgate, South Sarasota, South Venice, St Armands Key, Tallevast, The Meadows, University Park, Vamo, Venice, Venice Gardens
Anna Maria Island, Bayshore Gardens, Braden River, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton East, Cortez, Ellenton, Homes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Oneco, Palmetto, Palma Sola, Parrish, Samoset, Snead Island, South Bradenton, Memphis, West Bradenton, Whitfield