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Breaking the Flea Life Cycle In Lawrenceville

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It is frustrating when fleas infest your home. They jump onto your body, bite, and before you can react, they leap away. If you are lucky and can capture one, you know how difficult it is to squish it. When fleas invade your home, you feel constantly itchy, and relaxation is almost impossible. 

If this scenario describes your situation, you need flea control in Lawrenceville from ProCare Pest Services. Our family-owned and operated company has removed pests from Atlanta area homes for over a decade. Within eight years of our founding, we had spread to two locations, serving thousands of customers. When you partner with us, you will soon realize why ProCare Pest Services provides the best care. 

Understanding The Flea Life Cycle

Fleas are insects that begin their life cycle in eggs. After an adult female flea enjoys a blood meal, it deposits tiny, white, oval-shaped eggs in its host's fur; if its host is a human, it leaves them in the area where the host lives. 

After a few days, larvae emerge from the eggs. These blind, maggot-like creatures feed on dried feces (flea dirt) as they progress through several growth stages. Several days later, the larvae spin silken cocoons and enter the pupae stage, where they remain until they detect vibrations or warmth from a nearby potential host. At that point, they emerge from their cocoon as reddish-brown, wingless adults, begin mating, and the life cycle restarts. 

Trained technicians from ProCare Pest Services know how to break the flea life cycle and end flea infestations in Lawrenceville homes. 

Identifying Flea Infestations

Because they move quickly and have tiny 1/12 to 1/16-inch bodies, it can be challenging to determine if fleas are the source of the bites on your body. For example, how do you know if the real issue is not bed bugs? To determine if you have a flea infestation in the house, investigate these indicators:

  • Flea dirt
  • Excessive scratching or grooming by pets
  • Fur loss on pets
  • Bites on pets and people
  • Flea bites
  • Fleas

If you have pets, brush them with a fine-toothed comb, paying particular attention to the base of the tail, underarms, neck, and behind the ears. Investigate these areas and pet bedding for tiny, reddish-brown specks of flea dirt and fleas. 

If you determine that the red, slightly swollen bumps on your body are from fleas, don't worry because ProCare Pest Services provides flea pest control for Lawrenceville homes. 

Carpet And Home Cleaning Strategies

Ending a flea infestation requires the knowledge, experience, and tools of a professional pest control company like ProCare Pest Services. Once we remove fleas from your house, you can protect yourself from future infestations by implementing these strategies: 

  • Vacuum the house regularly
  • Suction the cracks between baseboards, walls, and floors
  • Wash and dry pet bedding frequently 

When you sweep the house, immediately empty the contents into a sealable bag and place it in a closed outdoor garbage can. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap flea eggs and larvae more effectively. Wash pet bedding in hot water over 140? and dry on high heat for 30 minutes or more. 

Total flea prevention involves maintaining a clean house and recurring pest treatments from ProCare Pest Services.

The Best Way To Treat Fleas

ProCare Pest Services is there for you when fleas invade your home. We will dispatch a trained technician to inspect your home to determine how fleas enter the house and where they infest. We will create a target treatment plan to eradicate fleas in your home and reduce the number of fleas in the yard. For additional peace of mind for pet owners, we offer low-impact, organic pest control options. 

Contact us today to learn more and to request your free quote.