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Can Pest Control Get Rid of Fleas?

Fleas are an all too common pest in our area and can cause a lot of problems. Fleas are hard to get rid of, so let Harper Pest Control help you today!

September 28, 2022
Written By:  
Thomas Harper
Can Pest Control Get Rid of Fleas?

Fleas may appear to be a minor inconvenience. But, cat and dog fleas reproduce so quickly, eventually harming them. When a flea infestation persists, it can cause more than just a minor irritation. Although flea bites are not dangerous, fleas have historically been known to transfer disease. Animals and humans both get allergic reactions and skin discomfort from them. 

Unsurprisingly, the flea population has already increased to levels that cannot be controlled with do-it-yourself techniques by the time householders begin to experience the impacts of a flea infestation. Pest management uses standardized and systematic procedures to eliminate fleas like mice and other pests.

How Do Fleas Enter Your Home?

When you take your pets for a stroll, adult fleas may latch onto them, which is one of the most common ways a flea infestation begins. When a cat flea is present, it will stick to your cat as it moves. You can't order a male tabby you own to stay put. Once fleas are present in your home, an infestation only takes four to eight weeks to become more than a nuisance. Flea females produce 50 eggs each day. In their lifespan, 20,000 eggs will hatch from that. 

There are numerous methods for fleas to get into your house. Flea eggs fall off their hosts and roll down till they land on carpets, furniture, and pet bedding, where flea larvae can grow. Flea adults are the best jumpers in the animal kingdom. Even without animal fur to assist them in clinging, they can spread around your house independently. When you notice them in your home, you need to act quickly.

How Does a Pest Control Company Get Rid of Fleas?

Just as pest control gets rid of cockroaches or rats, eliminating fleas requires a methodical process. Most companies follow a four-step process to rid your home of fleas and keep them away.


Typically, fleas will stick to your dogs. However, flea eggs and big fleas can be found almost anywhere when you have a severe flea infestation. To ensure the effective distribution of flea treatment chemicals, pinpointing the sites of flea infestations is essential.


Professional flea elimination services employ effective treatment to kill adult fleas and prevent flea infestations. To accomplish this, they need to be aware of this flea species' reproduction behaviors and breeding hotspots. A flea control provider will apply a flea treatment once they have determined all they require.

Flea Treatment

Services for flea control excel in this situation. A pest control specialist will use the proper flea treatment, such as a flea bomb, by being aware of the flea's life cycle, population concentration, and level of infection. 


Their assistance doesn't stop with flea removal; they will provide helpful information on keeping bothersome fleas from reappearing after the initial treatment. Pest control firms and homeowners must work together to control fleas within the home.

Let's Get Rid of Your Flea Problem Now!

Harper Pest Control has the trained professionals you can depend on to rid your home of these pests. Our team is trained to use safe and effective products to eliminate your flea problem and prevent it from returning. We'll thoroughly inspect your property and provide you with a plan to get rid of the fleas once and for all. We're ready to help! Call us today!

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