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22 August

Preparing Your Home for a Flea Treatment


Your dog or cat may have brought fleas into your home.  Or fleas could have hitched a ride on your clothes or on other animal like squirrels, bats and rats.  Flea eggs can lie dormant for months until a potential meal walks by. Fleas bite our feet and ankles. You hardly notice the bites until they start to itch or you develop a rash.

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Suburban Exterminating will help you choose the safest, most effective treatment for your home.  For successful flea control, your home, pet and sometimes, your yard must be treated.

Over the course of the fleas’ life cycle, a flea grows from an egg to a larvae, pupae and finally into an adult.  Adult fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day on your pet. These eggs fall off onto your rugs, furniture cushions and many other places. Once the eggs hatch, tiny larvae develop and transform into pupae within a silk-like cocoon.

Below are the steps for preparing your home for a flea treatment.

  1. Any pet/s must be out and treated at your veterinarian
  2. Vacuum all floors including basement as close as possible to the service time. The vacuum bag must be disposed outside in the garbage.
  3. Strip all beds, linens must be washed.
  4. Cover fish tanks and shut off pumps (NOT MORE THAN 6 HOURS)
  5. Cover cribs with plastic bags.
  6. Put away all toys in plastic bags.
  7. Do not leave open food out anywhere.
  8. Pick up everything off the floors. (Shoes, magazines. Etc.)
  9. Open all your windows to ventilate when you return home.

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