The fleas are tiny parasites that feed off the blood of your cats and dogs. They are often brought into your house from an outdoor source or an already infested animal.
Flea bites are not painful, but can cause irritation and itchiness. Flea outbreaks are more common during sudden weather shifts from cold to warm.
Fleas are fertile breeders. They have a very short lifecycle, but in that time they drop so many eggs in the places they invade. These eggs easily embed in carpets, rugs, upholstery, furniture, bedding and baseboards. Once a flea egg is deposited, the larvae inside waits for a movement and heat source to hatch and hop on the nearest animal.
Flea extermination is best achieved with coordinated and simultaneous effort that involves strict sanitation, taking your pet to the vet and treatment of all infested areas both indoors and outdoors. However, before the treatment process, we will discuss your pet’s habits, and its favorite sleeping and resting places – we call them hotspots.
For the dog owners – these spots are often the areas where your pet goes in and out of your home, sleeps, eats and spends time with family members. For cats – we check tops of cabinets, fridges, book cases and other higher locations too.