Your Pest Control Free Service On 2nd Stage Flea Treatments
Why We Recommend A Second Stage Flea Treatment
Fleas actually have a complex life cycle that can make it very hard to treat a bad flea problem with one single treatment. An adult female flea can lay up to 5000 eggs in their short lifetime of 3-4 months (under ideal conditions of temperature, food supply, and humidity, adult fleas can live for up to a year and a half.). Eggs are usually laid on a host (dog or cat) and as they walk around, the eggs will drop off.
The next stage of a flea's lifecycle is the larval stage. Flea larvae emerge from the eggs to feed on any available organic material such as dead insects and faeces. They are blind and avoid sunlight, keeping to dark, humid places such as sand or soil, cracks and crevices, under carpets and in bedding. It is not until they reach adulthood that they are able to come in contact with any pesticides.
Our flea treatment will kill any adult fleas and larva that come into contact with it at the time of the treatment and has a residual effect. However, if the eggs or lava are not exposed and time has passed a second flea treatment may be required to stop the newly hatched lava becoming adults.
Four Month Free Service Period On Your 2nd Stage Flea Treatment
Pest Control is not an exact science; there are many factors that can affect a pest control treatment. Whether reintroduction of a pest to a treated zone, bridging of the treatment zone or an unexpected change in weather conditions occurs at the time of the treatment. What is important to us is that we meet your expectations for a quality pest control service. This is why we are happy to back many of our pest control services with a free service period. This means, regardless of what happens to the pest treatment, if you feel that there is an unusual increase or unnoticeable decrease of the treated pest/pests we will happily return to your property and retreat as required, no questions asked.
Understanding How Your Pest Control Works
In recent years pest control chemical technology has become a lot safer and smarter, allowing us to specifically target pests. Results Home Services uses the latest and safest pest control products on the market. We are constantly reviewing new technologies and using them to provide an optimum pest control service. Many of the chemicals we use are non-repellent or use encapsulation technology and are designed to have a long term effect on the pest population.
While our chemicals have a quick knockdown effect, it may take a few weeks for all the pests hiding in your home to move over the treated zones and die. You should also consider a pest's breeding cycle and allow 4-6 weeks for your pest control treatment to take full effect.
Remember: It is not uncommon to see some insects during the first six weeks after a treatment, or the occasional sightings of pests during your service period. This does not constitute a problem; they will come in contact with the residual chemical and die. If the problem persists over a period of 4 weeks please contact us.
Preventing Fleas Around Your Home
The flea population is most prevalent from spring right through to autumn, so keep all flea control on pets up to date and keep your home clean.
Cleaning your home is a very important step to eradicate a flea problem. Vacuuming, sweeping and mopping helps get the eggs, larvae, and pupae out of your carpet, upholstery, tile, and wood floors.
Throw away the bag each time you vacuum. Flea pupae will hatch inside the bag from the vibrations that your vacuum causes. Sweep & mop tile and wood flooring. Since fleas love dark places, they can live in your baseboards as well.
Wash your pet's bedding - Fleas love to nest in the same place that your pet does. Wash all the bedding, don't just take the cover off your pet's bed to wash as fleas can be hiding in the stuffing.
Wash your pet's toys - Fleas and eggs will hide in your pet's toys. If you can't wash it consider throwing it out.
At any stage should you have concerns regarding your
pest treatment please contact us.