We get most of our calls for fleas in June each year… but flea problems can come almost anytime. Flea inside treatments are included in our quarterly Perimeter Pest Control program & our Perimeter PLUS program. If you are set up on one of these programs and you get a flea problem, all you have to do is call. We’ll come and take care of your flea problem for no additional charge. (Same goes for most all other pesky little bugs out there)
Fleas are a situation where we need helps from you, the homeowner. There are some steps you can take to prepare your home and get a better, more thorough treatment. First of all…
* Pick up toys, boxes, and other items lying on the floor
* Vacuum floors, upholstery furniture, and any pet bedding
* Take the vacuum bag (or empty the canister) outside of your home (don’t leave it inside to reinfect your house)
* Have your house treated by a professional. You’ll need to stay out of your house until the material dries (about 2-3 hours)
* If you haven’t had your pet treated, do so on the same day.
* After the professional treatment, buy a cheap flea collar, cut it up, and place pieces in your vacuum bag or canister.
* Vacuum at least every other day for 3 weeks (maybe 4).
* Leave your thermostat at a constant temperature, do not turn off the air while at work or out of town.
These steps will get rid of your flea problem. It takes fleas 21 days to go through their life cycle. The professional treatment will kill all the adult fleas, but fleas will continue hatch for 21 days. Vacuuming with a flea collar in the bag will continue to reactivate the material as fleas continue to hatch, the flea collar will kill any fleas that get picked up by the vacuum.
Why Do I Have Fleas In My Tennessee Home?
Unfortunately, almost everyone has had to deal with fleas at one time or another. But have you ever stopped to wonder about how they get into our homes in the first place? The obvious answer to that is that pets bring them in, but not everyone has pets, which means there must be other ways. It turns out, even though we normally only think of fleas as living on Fido, that fleas generally live outdoors in the grass, or in woods or fields.
There are many ways fleas infest homes, the most common of which is from a neighboring property or home that is infested. Just a walk near an infested area could land you with an unwelcome flea hitchhiker on your shoe or piece of clothing, and before you know it, you're itching constantly.
Fleas can also get onto your property off the backs of animals living in the surrounding area. If rodents or wildlife have taken up residence in or around your home due to cold weather or while looking for food, they could have brought fleas inside with them. Once they’ve become established in your home, fleas will spread from room to room, reproducing and laying eggs, until gradually the entire home is infested.
How To Prevent Fleas Around Your Tennessee Home
As a Tennessee homeowner, avoiding fleas can be difficult, especially if you have pets. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to minimize your risk of getting fleas as much as possible. Here are some good tips you can use to help you:
- Vacuum regularly around sleeping areas, beds, cushions, and dog beds.
- Steam clean your carpets regularly to get rid of any fleas that might be hiding there.
- Eliminate any moisture problems and maintain a dry sunny home to make your home less attractive fleas.
- If you are a pet owner, use special flea shampoos on your dogs and cats to stop them from becoming host to a flea infestation.
- Limit the amount of time your pet spends outdoors, especially in wooded areas.
- Bathe your dog regularly, inspecting them for fleas in their coats as you do.
- Eliminate the other pest animals around your home that could be bringing fleas onto your property.
While flea prevention is always worth it, when an active infestation occurs, it’s always best to call for professional help instead of trying to go it alone. A professional pest control service will help you get rid of an entire infestation of fleas in your home as quickly and effectively as possible, saving you time and money in the long run by saving you from the many problems of DIY treatments, which can be ineffective or even make the situation worse.
Call All-American Pest Control For Fleas In Tennessee
If your yard or pets have come under attack by fleas, you’re not alone: they affect millions of homeowners every year. Luckily, there is a solution for homeowners in Tennesee: All-American Pest Control.
At All-American, our experienced pest control specialists have all the tools necessary to eliminate flea infestations quickly and completely, destroying the entire infestation so that fleas can’t simply recuperate and re-emerge in a matter of weeks.
Got fleas? Not for much longer. Call All-American Pest Control for help today!