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Flea Control facts and tips

Flea Control facts and tips
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GW Exterminating now offers “Indoor and Outdoor” state licensed Mosquito control

Flea Control Facts


  • Fleas can transmit diseases, like the Zika virus, when taking a blood meal from a host or via contaminated fecal pellets.
  • Fleas have no wings, but they can make impressive jumps
  • Fleas are comfortable indoors and out.
  • Adults are parasites that draw blood from a host.
  • Eggs will hatch on the ground, in rugs, carpet, bedding, upholstery or cracks in the floor.
  • Flea eggs represent about one-half of the entire population present
  • Larvae make up about 35 percent of the flea population.
  • Using over-the-counter products for controlling this will not resolve the root causes of the infestation.
  • The adult flea does not emerge from its cocoon until a potential host is detected by vibration, rising levels of carbon dioxide and body heat associated with the host.

Flea Control

Effective flea eradication should include both chemical and physical methods and should be conducted on your pet as well as inside and outside of your home. Adults fleas are parasites that feed on blood drawn from a host. Flea’s larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the feces of the adult fleas, which contain undigested blood. Fleas most often feed on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice and other domesticated or wild animals. If you have yard pets you may need to kill fleas. Since fleas don’t have wings, jumping is their preferred mode of transportation. If you suspect fleas call GW exterminating and ask about our flea control measures.

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