When your pet brings fleas into the home, it can leave your entire household scratching. Landmark delivers rapid and effective flea control with targeted treatments approved for use in homes with children and pets.
- Fleas cause uncomfortable itchy welts.
- Fleas that are parasitic to rodents have been found to carry and transmit diseases. Sometimes when a building is treated for rodents, their fleas search out humans once their original host has been eliminated.
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Why Do I Have Fleas?
Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of their host. While generally associated with dogs and cats, fleas might also indicate that your home has an untreated wildlife problem, such as mice, rats, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, or opossums.
When their numbers grow, or an animal host is no longer available, fleas will seek out the blood of human hosts. Landmark’s comprehensive treatments eliminate adult fleas on contact and treat flea larvae by targeting the areas where fleas live and breed. Our residual treatments are approved for use in homes with children and pets and work quickly to get your life back to normal.
What is the Process to Get Rid of Fleas?
Because fleas prefer to live and breed near their hosts, Landmark begins by treating areas most frequented by the animals in the home. Common breeding sites include pet bedding, carpet, crawl spaces, and upholstered furniture.
A thorough vacuuming of carpets, cracks and crevices, baseboards, under furniture, in the seams of upholstered furniture, and areas frequented by cats and dogs, will help to remove eggs, larvae, and some adult fleas.
We advise that items such as pet bedding, rugs, blankets, and other textiles are laundered in hot, soapy water. This will kill all life stages of fleas living in these items.
If the fleas are the result of a wildlife issue in the home, such as mice, rats, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, or opossums, then Landmark will remove the nuisance wildlife and treat the area where the animal was denning to remove any fleas they leave behind.
If the fleas are infesting a pet, then a veterinarian should be consulted to determine the best way to treat the pet. There are many formulations designed to treat pets for fleas, including sprays, dusts, pills, topical applications, shampoos, collars, and food additives. Refrain from using any product on your pet that does not specifically state that it is formulated for safe use on pets of particular age and level of health. Please consult your veterinarian first before applying any flea treatment to your pet.
Landmark will apply a series of residual treatments, that are approved for use in homes with children and pets, designed to kill adult fleas on contact, treat flea larvae, and arrest the fleas’ lifecycle. Our comprehensive treatments work quickly to solve the problem and return your household back to normal.
Flea eggs are extremely small, and very difficult to detect with the naked eye. The eggs are not attached to the host, but are distributed throughout the home, and will be concealed by carpet, hair, and other fibers. The eggs hatch in a matter of days as tiny legless, worm-like larvae. Due to their size and ability to remain concealed in carpet pile and hair, flea larvae usually go undetected until they reach adulthood. The larvae reach adulthood in about one month.
Adult fleas are very small. Once fleas reach adulthood they use their specialized jumping legs to search out a blood meal. When fleas invade, the constant discomfort of the itchy bites they cause makes enjoying your home impossible.
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