Flash Exterminating, Brooklyn NY, April 7th, 2014 – Flea control can be challenging for pet owners, so relying on the insight and experience of Pest Management Professionals to recommend best-practice strategies and product solutions is important for complete flea control. The experts at Flash Exterminating, as part of our customer education, are providing tips to commercial and residential accounts to help them understand the issues surrounding fleas and what control measures can be taken to avoid or address infestations.
Fleas can be harmful to pets, causing scratching and fur loss, tapeworm, bites that lead to anemia and even trips to the vet. And while fleas are seldom dangerous to humans, they can be a significant nuisance and hard to control.
“We employ a comprehensive approach to flea control, working closely with our customers to make sure they understand their critical role in the process,” said James Swint, Accounts Manager, Flash Exterminating. “Fleas definitely present a challenge, so we stress that the outcome of treatment is dependent on how diligent customers are during the critical prep phase.”
Pre-adult fleas make up 95-99% of the total flea population. Flea eggs hatch and larvae develop in the nap of carpet, furniture, pet bedding and cracks in the hardwood floor. When the larvae pupate and emerge as adults, the life cycle continues, creating further frustration for pet owners.
Direct product contact with surfaces where fleas live is critical to eliminating them. However, we stress to customers that they must take the following preparation steps to increase the likelihood of success:
· Remove all loose items from floors
· Vacuum all areas of the home
· Thoroughly mop all tile and wood floors
· Wash all pet bedding in hot water
· Bathe pets
· Cover fish tanks and unplug pumps
· Keep lawns mowed
· Clear outside areas of clutter
Once customer prep work is completed, Pest Management Professionals step in and offer proven solutions to help ensure “flea-free” living, such as Zoëcon’s Precor® IGR flea control products containing an insect growth regulator (IGR). This IGR controls pre-adult populations that make up 95-99% of infestations and provides long-term control to prevent fleas from rebounding. Zenprox™ EC with Etofenprox, an indoor, broad-spectrum contact kill product offering long residual activity can also be used alone or as a tank mix partner with Precor® IGR. Zenprox™ EC is non-repellent and controls over 25 different insects including fleas.
Fleas are tough and thorough treatment is the key to beating them. As educators and experts in insect control, Pest Management Professionals are a homeowner’s best source for solutions. For more information about flea control and how we can help, please call Flash Exterminating at 888-752-0584 or visit us on the website at www.flashexterminating.com.