Professional Flea Control In San Antonio
Feb 2, 2017
You Need Quick Response and Thorough Work
Fleas multiply quickly and can carry disease. It’s best to deal with an infestation as quickly as possible. Fleas, ticks, and bed bugs shelter in the crevices, nooks, and crannies found in homes. When you see the first insect in your San Antonio home, call us to perform an effective and pet-friendly flea treatment. The Family Pest Control Team will be there with professional service and great attention to detail — no contract required!
We’ll arrive promptly and take care of your job efficiently, calling on more than 30 years of skill and knowledge to rid you of your problem. Service plans are available on request, to keep your home and property free of these pests.
What to Expect When Our Technician Arrives at Your Home
The technician will apply a combination of two long-residual pesticides and an insect growth hormone to carpets, cracks and crevices, pet resting areas, and other areas where bugs like to hide, inside your home and in the yard. Treatment kills the adult biting fleas and prevents eggs and pupa from developing into adults. Our technicians will discuss the treatment plan-of-attack with you since your cooperation and assistance is required in order to obtain successful eradication of these troublesome pests. We often advise that your family and pets vacate the home while treatment is underway, and remain out of the home for several hours while the application dries. Take care upon entering your home after treatment — some areas of the floor may still be damp and slippery.
Before and After Treatment Tips
1. Vacuum rugs, carpets, and furniture – especially between and under cushions. Then seal and dispose of the vacuum bag in an outside receptacle.
2. Clean and clear all floors, even closet floors. Mop tile and vinyl floors. Sweep concrete floors.
3. Remove decorative items, pillows, pet food, water dishes and children’s toys from under beds and furniture.
4. Remove pets. Fish bowls and aquariums may remain if properly covered and if the air pump is shut off during the treatment.
5. Wash or dispose of pet bedding. If laundering, wash pet bedding separately from other linens.
6. Mow your lawn and make sure everything on the ground outside has been removed.
7. Show your pest control professional where your pets sleep, rest and eat.
8. Resume your normal vacuuming 24 hours after your home has been treated to give the insecticide time to work.
It’s normal to see some adult fleas for up to three weeks after the treatment. Don’t be alarmed. Flea pupae are protected from insecticides by their cocoons, emerging as adults in one to three weeks. Once exposed to the insecticide residual, they will be eliminated. After your flea control treatment, continue vacuuming daily for two to three weeks.