FLEA SEASON IN VIRGINIA IS AUGUST THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Flea Control. Getting Rid of Fleas
Trying to get rid of a flea infestation? Call a professional, call B&C Exterminating. We can provide solutions based on flea life cycles to progressively rid your home of fleas. We will utilize our years of
experience to treat your flea problem effectively. B&C exterminating services the Roanoke, Salem and Vinton Virginia and surrounding areas. Call today for a free inspection and quote.
Fleas are a well-known nuisance, but did you know that they can also spread disease and cause tapeworms? Fleas can pose a health risk to your family and pets. In order to break the cycle and get rid of fleas once and for all, it's not enough to simply treat your pets - you need to treat your home as well.
Adult fleas survive by drawing blood from a host, typically you, your family and the family dog or cat. Flea larvae feed feed on organic debris, which at that size is plentiful. They also feed on the feces of adult fleas which contains undigested blood, yuck.
Flea Infestation Signs
There are many signs that indicate a flea infestation. Commonly you will notice your pet scratching, grooming or even bite themselves to relieve themselves of the bites. With fleas they will do this more than normal and will be noticeable if you know your pet. If you examine your pets fur closely you will be able to spot them although they are small. Adult fleas are only 2.5 mm long and they are practically flat. Another sign would be bites on you, particularly low on your leg that make itchy spots.
A flea infestations require treatment plans based on a fleas life cycle or they may reinfest your residence. Ridding your pet of fleas will not solve the flea problem in your home. When B&C exterminating plans to rid your home or office of fleas it is done with physical and chemical methods applied inside and out. Realizing a flea infestation early will aid in the quick extermination of a flea problem. We will instruct you in the initial preparation for the treatment
which will include that you vacuum thoroughly (then put the vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed bag and throw in a garbage can outside your home), sweep and mop hard-surfaced floors, wash all bedding and linens and clear the floor of debris. This will rid your home of some fleas and flea eggs and prepare the area for a chemical treatment. This treatment is typically done twice, the first time to get the active fleas and the second time to rid your home of the fleas that hatched since the treatment.
We may ask you to complete or maintain other preventative tasks around your home in preparation and for lasting results of the treatment depending on the situation. This will aid in reducing future flea infestations.
Why Choose B&C Exterminating?
At B&C Exterminating we offer comprehensive, customized home and yard extermination services to stop infestations at their source instead of temporarily stemming the problem. First, our licensed exterminators will inspect your home and your home's environment to identify the scope of the problem and determine the best course of action. With extensive experience in flea control, we have a thorough understanding of where they are likely to nest, such as carpets or your pet's bedding, and the best way to get rid of them for good.
Next, we will tailor a treatment plan according to your family's needs and the scale of the infestation. Fleas can survive in the larval state for up to eight months without food, and an adult female can lay 2-3 thousand eggs a week, so after extermination, we will recommend several steps you can take to prevent a future infestation.
Our number 1 priority is your family's safety and comfort, so call today for peace from pests, and peace of mind.