Are you worried your pet has fleas? If your poor cat or dog seems to be scratching a lot, it’s very possible they have fleas living in their fur. Pets track these tiny blood suckers inside your Virginia Beach home which increases your need to exterminate fleas. Researchers estimate that once you see a single flea on your cat or dog, there may be as many as 100 immature fleas infesting your home. Once you have a flea infestation, it’s extremely hard to get rid of fleas on your own. Fox Pest Control wants you to have peace of mind knowing that your family and pets are safe from fleas.
You might already know you have a flea infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs flea exterminators look for in the Virginia Beach area.
Since fleas are most likely to infest a pet, such as a dog or cat, the first sign is finding fleas in their fur. They usually look like little black dots on their skin and in the fur around their necks and tails, on their belly, and in their “armpits.”
Pets with a flea infestation in their fur may scratch excessively. Sometimes, pets scratch so much that they make themselves bleed.
In some cases, pets, while grooming, can ingest fleas that carry eggs from intestinal worms (tapeworms). The worms end up inside your pet’s system. This can lead to excessive salivation and little white flecks around your pet’s anus.
Though more unusually, you’ll know if you have a flea infestation if you see actual fleas jumping around inside your house, usually on carpet, couches, or other furniture.
Think you have a flea problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (757) 206-2718 for a free Virginia Beach flea control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized flea treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain flea free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the fleas don’t come back. If you see any flea activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Although fleas can be prevented by treating your pet regularly with veterinarian-approved treatments, they can still find their way onto your property in Virginia Beach. Once they’ve invaded your home, it’s incredibly frustrating to get rid of fleas. Frequent vacuuming can help, but ultimately, you’ll want to call Fox Pest Control in Virginia Beach to make your home safe and comfortable again.
Fleas can carry numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans, including:
Flea-borne (murine) Typhus
Fleas can cause many problems for pets, including:
Flea-allergy dermatitis (excessive, chronic itching)
Cat-scratch fever (cats can transfer this disease to humans by scratching)
“IGR” stands for “Insect Growth Regulator,” which acts like an insect hormone that stops fleas from growing properly. It’s one of many effective chemical flea extermination treatments we offer at Fox Pest Control in Virginia Beach.
Pets with fleas will scratch and bite themselves excessively, even to the point of bleeding. They may also salivate excessively.
Especially if your pet has long or thick fur, check them regularly for fleas. Places fleas are most likely to latch onto a dog or cat are around the ears, near the tail, along the underbelly, and in the “armpits”. Sift through their fur with a flea comb.
Adult fleas are about 1-2 millimeters long and might look like a dark speck.
Fleas can infest a sanitary hotel or cruise cabin just as easily as they can infest a dirty motel. Fleas can infest a clean hotel or a well-kept cruise cabin just as easily as they can invade a dirty motel. Pest professionals often advise people that regular cleaning and vacuuming will help control fleas in their homes as vacuuming helps keep the pests at bay.
Regular vacuuming can get rid of flea eggs that have fallen on the ground, and could pick up flea larvae as well. If you know your pet has had a history of fleas, clean their bedding thoroughly and frequently.
After a flea hatches, it emerges as a worm called a larva (plural: larvae). The larvae wiggle around on the ground looking to eat skin particles and adult flea droppings.
With enough food (blood), an adult flea in Virginia Beach can live about two or three months on average.
Under normal circumstances, a flea only takes two weeks to go from egg to adult. However, depending on the conditions, flea pupae can live up to a year or more in a dormant state.
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We've been using fox pest control for over a little bit of a month now and there service has been awesome so far. I related my concerns to Lavone, the tech, and he took care of it professionally and effeciently. We have seen no issues in our house with roaches and ants since the first visit and this time that Lavonne came, my only concern was the fleas that were really terrible in our yard. He made sure that the only thing we were concerned about was the fleas before treating and was super nice and listened to my concern and said he was going to take care of it. He treated our yard and made sure to let us know before he left exactly what he did and how he treated it. So far, loving this company and the techs they've provided.
I could not be happier with the service I receive from Fox Pest Control. Everyone is so nice and helpful. I have spoken with Dannie several times on the phone while working along side my vet for flea control and she couldn't be more helpful. My exterminator has been so nice and knowledgeable every time he comes out. They go gone over and beyond to try to solve my flea problem. They do amazing quarterly maintenance as well and never complain about having to come back out. I would recommend them 100 times over! Thank you!
I've been using Fox Pest for over 6 months now and have loved their service. When I had flees from a friends pet they came inside and did a special service to get rid of the fleas and gave me further help on how to make sure they were gone for good having pets of my own. They also made extra effort to get rid of the ants that had managed to find their way back inside. The people who come to spray are always pleasant and made sure I was satisfied every time. The phone calls I also received to confirm an appointment were always great to remind me of the appointment I had. Highly recommend this pest control service to anyone looking for something more personal and makes a point of satisfying its customers.
Ernesto was so pleasant and professional. He came prepared not only for the normal scheduled treatment, but to help with a recent pet flea problem. Treated the whole house inside and out and explained the process thoroughly. Thank you.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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