Fleas

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Your Binghamton, NY Flea Exterminators

EnviroTech has been protecting local homes and families for over 20 years. Our pest exterminators provide a variety of treatments including our all-natural flea control solutions that effectively deal with your pest issues.

Our Industry Leading Fleas Extermination Method

We Start with a Thorough Investigation

Fleas can be an especially troublesome parasitic pest that spread diseases and cause allergies. We will identify and treat problem areas to eradicate the problem at the source. Fleas are especially problematic with pets as well and can be brought into the house. If it not dealt with quickly, the problem can get out of hand very fast.

Our Treatment Tool-Chest

We offer a variety of different treatments for flea extermination and will provide recommendations on which procedure is right for your pest situation.

We promise you a 100% flea-free house after treatment, and we guarantee it! If you find that some of those pesky bugs managed to get past our initial assault, we will come back and make sure we treat your house again free of charge.

Flea

Flea - Siphonaptera

Fleas are small wingless insects, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood

Flea Lifecycle

Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (adult). Adult fleas must feed on blood before they can become capable of reproduction. Flea populations are evenly distributed, with about 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae, and 5% adults.

Eggs - The flea life cycle begins when the female lays after feeding. Eggs are laid in batches of up to 20 or so, usually on the host itself, which means that the eggs can easily roll onto the ground. Because of this, areas where the host rests and sleeps become one of the primary habitats of eggs and developing fleas. The eggs take around two days to two weeks to hatch.

Larvai - Flea larvae emerge from the eggs to feed on any available organic material such as dead insects, feces, and vegetable matter. In laboratory studies, some dietary diversity seems necessary for proper larval development. Blood only diets allow only 12% of larvae to mature, whereas blood and yeast or dog chow diets allow almost all larvae to mature.They are blind and avoid sunlight, keeping to dark places like sand, cracks and crevices, and bedding.

Pupae – Given an adequate supply of food, larvae will pupate and weave silken cocoons within 1–2 weeks after 3 larval stages. After another week or two, the adult fleas are fully developed and ready to emerge. They may remain resting during this period until they receive a signal that a host is near - vibrations (including sound), heat, and carbon dioxide are all stimuli indicating the probable presence of a host. Fleas are known to overwinter in the larval or pupal stages.

Adult – Once the flea reaches adulthood, its primary goal is to find blood and then to reproduce. Its total life span can be as short as one year, but may be several years in ideal conditions. Female fleas can lay 5000 or more eggs over their life, allowing for phenomenal growth rates. Average 30–90 days. A flea might live a year and a half under ideal conditions. These include the right temperature, food supply, and humidity. Generally speaking, an adult flea only lives for 2 or 3 months. Without a host for food a flea's life might be as short as a few days. With ample food supply, the adult flea will often live up to 100 days.

  1. Bites or rash that appear on the legs/ankles or other bare skin on lower parts of the body
  2. Itchy/irritated skin with small red marks
  3. Pet hair loss
  4. Small particles in the pet bedding that resemble salt and pepper
  5. Fleas themselves may be noticeable hopping around on your pet, in pet bedding or on carpeting in your home

Fleas can enter your home primarily through your pets. Fleas spend their time on animals blood feeding for several days or until they are groomed or knocked off. Once inside the home, fleas spend much of their time around a blood host and in carpets.

Fleas can cause severe discomfort for your pets including, scratching, chewing, biting and restlessness. Fleas are the source of the flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), the most common veterinary dermatological condition. Ingested fleas can transmit tape worm infection in pets. Fleas can cause allergic reactions in humans, tapeworm infection when ingested primarily by children. Fleas can also cause Typhus, also know as typhus fever. Symptoms of typhus include high fever, headache, delirium and sometimes red rashes.

Who To Hire

What to Look for When Hiring a Pest Management Professional

  • The pest management company should be licensed by the state and insured.
  • Technicians should be certified pest management professionals and fully licensed in the state.
  • The company should be a member of a professional organization, such as the National Pest Management Association.
  • The company should have a staff entomologist or access to one.
  • Technicians should have experience with fleas.
  • Choose a company based on their quality of service, not the price. Research user reviews and testimonials to solidify your choice.
  • A pre-inspection should be conducted to assess the scope of the work.
  • The proposed work should follow the steps of integrated pest management, not just pesticide application.

Our Guarantee

Complete Service Guarantee

  • If, at any time between services or your guarantee period, you as a customer of EnviroTech are not satisfied for any reason, we will readdress the area in question at no additional charge.
  • Our continuous inspection and treatment means a 100% guarantee as long as you have us on the property.

Why Choose EnviroTech?

  • 105% Price Match Guarantee
  • 24/7 Service Available
  • We Stand By Every Service—Guaranteed
  • Safe, Effective All-Natural Treatments
  • Environmentally Conscious
  • Fast, Free Inspections & Estimates

 

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