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Flea control and extermination

Fleas can be persistent and quickly turn your peaceful home into an itchy battleground. Their small, compressed bodies make it easy for them to hide and move through animal hair or feathers. Fleas are one of the most challenging pests to eliminate since they are tiny and can quickly reproduce. If you spot fleas in your home, it’s best to hire a professional flea exterminator.

At Ehrlich, our pest management professionals are highly trained, experienced, and equipped with the latest tools and technology to provide effective pest control for fleas. Our team will work with you to develop a customized flea treatment plan that meets your needs. Whether you need a one-time flea removal service or ongoing preventative maintenance, Ehrlich is here to help.

If you’re interested in flea control services, contact us today to set up a free inspection.

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Ehrlich’s flea control treatments

Fleas can be resilient and often require a combination of treatments to eliminate. At Ehrlich, our technicians use a treatment process that targets your property's interior and exterior against fleas.

  1. Inspection: First, your technician will thoroughly examine your property to determine the flea species and size of the infestation.
  2. Aerosol or liquid concentrate: Your technician may use aerosol or liquid concentrate adulticide treatments on areas where fleas reside, such as pet bedding, carpets, rugs, flooring, and more.
  3. Spot applications: If your home has carpet flooring, your technician will apply treatments to any potential hot spot areas for fleas, such as under beds or dressers.
  4. Insecticidal residual dust: Insecticidal residual dust will be applied to any exterior or interior cracks or crevices to eliminate any entry points for fleas.
  5. Prevention: Fleas are challenging pests to eliminate, so if you encounter a problem, consider investing in preventative pest control for fleas with our year-round PestFree365+ services.
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Signs of fleas in your home

Fleas can be hard to spot due to their small size and can cause discomfort for both you and your pets. If you suspect your home has a flea infestation, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further spreading. Here are a few flea infestation signs to look out for: 

  • Itchy pets: If your pet starts excessively scratching, it can be a telling sign that you may have an infestation. Fleas will feed off mammals, including humans and pets.
  • Reddish-brown tiny bugs: Adult fleas are tiny and typically a reddish-brown color. They can be hard to spot due to their small size.
  • Flea dirt: Flea feces is also known as ‘flea dirt.’ Flea dirt looks like tiny black or brown specks and is typically found on your pet's bedding, carpets, or furniture.
  • Flea bites on pets: Flea bites can cause redness, swelling, and irritation on your pet’s skin.

If you are seeing signs of fleas in your home, contact your local Ehrlich office for flea pest control services. 

Flea control tips and prevention

Preventing fleas from infesting your home and pets is crucial to maintaining a healthy environment. Here are some tips to prevent fleas:

  • Regularly vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture to remove any flea eggs.
  • Wash pet bedding, blankets, and toys in hot water to kill any eggs.
  • Groom your pets regularly to prevent fleas from latching onto them.
  • Consult with your vet about flea prevention treatments for your pets. 
  • Hire a professional flea exterminator for expert advice and effective flea treatments.

At Ehrlich, we offer customized flea control solutions to cater to your specific needs. Our team uses the latest tools and techniques to ensure safe and effective pest control for fleas, keeping you and your home protected.

Our technicians are knowledgeable about the behavior of different flea species, enabling us to design tailored solutions to combat these persistent pests. Your safety and comfort are top of mind and we are here to help keep you, your family, and furry friends protected

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Why do I need flea control?

Fleas are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of due to their small size and rapid breeding. Fleas can be annoying to both humans and pets as they can cause uncomfortable skin irritations and itching. 

If you suspect that your home has a flea infestation, it’s important to take action to eliminate the problem before it gets worse. Pest control for fleas can help prevent their spread and stop their hitchhiking. Ehrlich's flea pest control services are here to help – contact us today to schedule a free inspection.

Are fleas dangerous?

Fleas can pose health risks, especially in large infestations. Flea bites can cause allergic reactions, skin infections, and even transmit diseases such as tapeworms and cat scratch fever. Therefore, taking flea control seriously and taking preventative measures to protect your pets and family is important. If you think you may have a flea problem, it’s best to contact your local Ehrlich office right away.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a flea exterminator cost?

Pricing for Ehrlich flea control services may vary depending on the size of the infestation, species, location, and property size. Call us today to schedule a free inspection and receive a quote.

What is the life cycle of a flea?

The flea life cycle consists of four stages: 

  • Eggs: Tiny, white, and oval-shaped, flea eggs are usually laid on the host animal and can fall off and hide in carpets, furniture, and bedding. They typically hatch within 2-14 days. 
  • Larva: Flea larvae look like tiny, white worms and can grow up to 5mm in length. They can often be found in carpets, bedding, and other areas where pets rest. This stage can last between 5-14 days. 
  • Pupa: After the larval stage, fleas spin a cocoon and enter the pupal stage. Pupae are about 4mm long and are covered in a sticky, protective layer. Pupae can remain dormant for several months.
  • Adult: Adult fleas need to feed on blood to reproduce. Adult fleas are about 2-3mm in length and have a reddish-brown color. They can live for up to a month and lay up to forty to fifty eggs per day. 

Where do fleas live in the home?

Due to their small size, fleas can hide just about anywhere in your home, making it very difficult to get rid of fleas. Some common places fleas may reside in your home could include carpets, pet bedding, and upholstered furniture, as well as on your pets.

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