What is are fleas?
Fleas are insects that feed on the blood of humans or animals. Some of the more common fleas encountered in our geography include cat fleas, dog fleas and human fleas. Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa, adult) and the adult measures about 1/8 inches in length. Fleas are brownish black to black in color and reddish black when filled with blood. Larval stage is white, eyeless and legless. The female, which lays 4 to 8 eggs after each blood meal, may lay up to 500 eggs during her lifetime. Eggs are layed and deposited on or between pet hairs and are consequently easily shaken off into bedding. Adults may live for months without food.
Why do I have them?
They may have been introduced by your pet; however, fleas are good jumpers that can jump up to six inches vertically. You do not have to have a pet in your home for fleas to be introduced, as they can ride in on your pants or shoes. Once introduced to your home, they may live for up to six months without feeding.
Are they dangerous?
Fleas inflict uncomfortable bites and are known to transmit diseases such as plague and murine typhus.
Can I do it myself?
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, fleas are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without the assistance of a professional pest control company. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
How soon can you get here?
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible and in most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
How much does it cost?
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
What is the Guarantee?
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Guarantee. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our pest prevention tips by clicking here.