How to Get Rid of Fleas

get rid of fleas in home

Color: Dark reddish-brown
Legs: 6
Shape: Flat
Size: 1/12" to 1/6" long
Region: Throughout the U.S.

How do you get rid of fleas from your home and yard? Fleas, ticks, and other outdoor pests can carry disease-causing pathogens and bacteria into a home that can spread to pets and humans. Fleas can live for about 100 days, during which time the females can produce up to 2,000 offspring. These pests transport themselves on rodents and other mammals, usually remaining on their hosts at all times.

Like other pests, fleas can quickly infest households. They are commonly referred to as "freeloaders" because they transfer to new environments by latching onto mammals, as well as shoes, pant legs, and blankets. Once inside, fleas usually hide in areas where pets and people sleep, such as furniture, beds, and carpeting, as well as the cracks of hardwood floors. Fleas can be found in any part of the United States.

Signs of a Flea Infestation

The most common signs of a flea infestation include:

  • Scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Red bumps

Also, look for tiny black specks (aka flea feces, YUCK!) that may be located in pet beds, carpets, and rugs, along with grassy and shady areas of your lawn.

 

How We Treat Fleas and What to Expect

To get rid of fleas, a certified pest professional will liquid treat your lawn, flower beds, and other soil areas around your yard. If you have fleas inside your home, we treat the cracks/crevices around all baseboards, under beds and bed skirts, upholstered furniture, and under/on top of all throw rugs. We also treat behind all curtains, all areas where pets have slept, eaten, or otherwise been for an extended period. Lastly, we treat the garage floor area (if applicable), exterior porches, balconies, or entryways.

If you suspect an infestation, contact our office, and we can schedule a time for one of our licensed pest professionals to come and treat your home and/or yard to get rid of those provoking pests! Contact us at our toll-free number 866-781-4991 or email our team at clarkscsr@clarkspest.com.

 

get rid of ticks in home

Color: Brown with whitish to gray markings
Antennae: No
Size: 3/16” - 5/8” long
Shape: Oval, flattened
Legs: Larvae have 6 legs, nymphs & adults have 8 legs
Region: Found throughout the U.S.

Ticks: Flea’s Partner In Crime

Like Fleas, Ticks are known to transmit a variety of diseases and can also be easily brought into your home to bite and infect your pets. Pets need to be checked daily after spending time outdoors, especially if they have been in or near water sources, like ponds, lakes, and rivers or heavily wooded areas. Ticks have longer life spans than fleas, survive well outside in freezing temps, and don’t like the indoors much, along with reproducing at a massive rate. Acaricides in collars, sprays and topical treatments may help kills ticks on contact or via a dog’s bloodstream The use of products like these helps to kill ticks once on pets. However, what about dealing with ticks before they latch on to your furry family members?

How We Treat Ticks and What to Expect

You can think of flea and ticks going hand in hand with how we treat for them since they are similar pests that can irritate your pets. To get rid of ticks, we use the same treatment method as we do for fleas (listed above), but we use a much higher concentration level when performing a tick treatment.

If you suspect an infestation, contact our office, and we can schedule a time for one of our licensed pest professionals to come and treat your home and/or yard to get rid of those provoking pests! Contact us at our toll-free number 866-781-4991 or email our team at clarkscsr@clarkspest.com.