Flea Infestation Control

Defense Pest Control has been servicing commercial businesses and residential homes in the Greater Cleveland, OH area since 2005, and we will continue to do so. We are fully insured, licensed, and certified to deliver high moral standards, family-friendly customer service, and efficient pest control services consistently. Defense Pest Control takes advantage of exclusive premium grade products and equipment offered to licensed professionals to enhance our technicians skills and expertise. Defense Pest Control has an assortment of pest control services, and among them is expert flea control.

Cat Flea Infestation Control

There are over 2,000 species of fleas found all over the world, but for businesses and homes in Northwest and Northeast, Ohio; cat fleas are the most common species. Cat fleas are not specific to cats as they will claim nearly any host; cats, dogs, and other animals. Fleas are not only a pest, but they can spread diseases and trigger allergies, not in just pets, but people as well. Defense Pest Control has advanced training and modern technological solutions to eliminate the fleas in or outside your home.

Flea Lifecycle

The flea life span consists of four stages; the egg hatches to larvae, which matures into pupae, and then finally adulthood. The eggs are generally laid after a female has consumed her bloody protein meal. In most cases, the eggs are laid on the host itself, where batches are deposited consisting of 20 or so eggs. Because the eggs aren’t attached, they can simply roll onto the ground under the right circumstances. The eggs can take anywhere between two days and two weeks before they hatch. Because the eggs can be anywhere your pets have been, it is important to treat the house. Larvae hatch from the egg, and don’t begin eating blood right away. Instead they feed on other dead insects, feces, and vegetable matter. The larvae are blind, but stick to sunless areas like in beds, sand, cracks, and crevices. Pupae emerge from a silken cocoon in about 1-2 weeks after they have fed on enough food for growth. Once they have finished the three cycles of a larvae, they break free of their cocoons and look for a host; if not already on one, sensing vibrations and detecting carbon dioxide. Once in adulthood, the flea is only concerned with bloody feeding and reproduction. Adult fleas typically only live about a year; however, as long as living conditions are favorable they can live for several years.

Signs You Have Fleas in Your House

– Bites or rash-like marks appear on the legs, specifically the ankles or where bare skin of lower parts of the body is exposed.
– Itchy/irritated skin with small red marks on you or your pet.
– Abnormal fur or hair loss from your pet.
– The pet’s bedding will have noticeable tiny particles, resembling salt and pepper.
– You may even notice the fleas jumping around on your pet, the pet’s bed, or on carpeting in your home.

Flea Infestation Inspections, Control, Management, Treatment & Removal in the Greater Cleveland Area | NE & NW Ohio Including Solon, Akron & Medina OH

If you suspect fleas in your home, call in the professionals from Defense Pest Control. We can terminate the fleas in your Greater Cleveland, OH residential home, and share some tips to prevent their return, along with a routine maintenance program to hinder fleas from infesting again. Call us today to get started!