Our Flea Control & Removal Service
Not only do fleas annoy cats and dogs, but they also bite humans, causing skin irritation, allergies, and diseases like typhus and tularemia. So we recommend putting your pets on a flea and tick prevention, then calling the experts at MidSouth Termite & Pest Control, Inc to treat your property. This combination will ensure your family and four-legged friends are protected from fleas, especially during the warmer months.
Our Unique Approach To Flea Control & Removal
The best time to begin a flea control program is in Spring before you get adult fleas. But if you’re struggling with a full-blown infestation, fleas must be controlled at every stage of their life cycle. Our team at MidSouth Termite & Pest Control, Inc. knows how to kill adult fleas and prevent future generations from breeding, giving you the long-term protection you deserve. We begin with a complete inspection, inside and out!
1. FLEA INSPECTION
We’ll first determine the severity of the infestation by inspecting the entire property. If you’re dealing with a flea problem, we’ll move forward with our flea treatment checklist. Once you have completed the checklist we will inspect again to verify. Once we begin the treatment we will ask you to leave for a short while so that the misting and light spraying will have a chance to dry. With thorough preparation and our guidance we may only need one visit to rid your home of these vicious pests.
2. INTERIOR TREATMENT
We’ll carefully apply liquid residual and insect growth regulators (IGR) on all floor surfaces, paying attention to the areas your pets spend time. Not only does this approach kill fleas on contact, but it also interrupts the breeding cycle. Best of all, this method lasts for 4-6 months!
3. EXTERIOR TREATMENT
Did you know that you don’t even have to own a pet in order to get fleas? All that is needed is for a flea infested animal like a dog, squirrel or raccoon to walk through your lawn and suddenly it’s game on! Fleas can jump or fall off of an animal and attach themselves to the undersides of grasses or other foliage where it is moist and cool. There they lay waiting to hitch a ride on the next transportation like your socks or pant leg. Next you have them all over your house. That’s why we will spray thoroughly outside your home up to 30 or 40 feet to eliminate these pests from your lawn. It also helps if you keep your grass cut during the hot summer months.
Why Choose MidSouth Termite & Pest Control, Inc?
We’re passionate about helping people just like you get rid of unwanted pest problems. As such, we are proud to be the only pest control company in Columbia and Lexington promising excellence in value, service, and trust.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flea infestations usually start with your cat or dog. These pests attach themselves to your pets when they’re outside, and then infest their fur and areas where they sleep indoors. This means to control fleas successfully, you need to treat the inside of your home and your yard! Luckily, we at MidSouth can help. If you’re dealing with a flea infestation, or want to safeguard your home from these jumping pests, call (803)918-5397 today!
Flea bites leave you with swollen, itchy marks. Hence the reason why your pets scratch so much after they’ve been bitten. And, in some cases, flea bites cause allergic reactions in humans. But the real problem is fleas carry insect-borne diseases just like mosquitoes and ticks. According to the CDC, the number of illnesses caused by flea bites tripled from 2004 to 2016. So if you’re dealing with a flea infestation, you need to act fast!
Flea control starts with your pet(s). There are plenty of options available to treat your cat or dog, and these should be discussed with your veterinarian. Next, call us at (803)918-5397 to schedule your flea treatment. We’ll inspect your home, then use an insecticide and insect growth regulator to kill adult fleas and prevent future generations from breeding.
Fleas love warm-blooded animals, like your pets. They consume 15 times their body weight in blood, which can cause anemia and significant blood loss. So we recommend that you supplement your flea and tick preventative with 2-3 flea treatments during the warmer months in Columbia and Lexington. This will create an additional line of defense from these pests.
After we treat your yard for fleas, you need to ensure the product is completely dry before going outside. Depending on a variety of factors, like outdoor temperatures and humidity, we recommend you wait at least an hour to re-enter the service area. After this time has elapsed, it is safe for you and your family to enjoy your deck, pool, and yard again!
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