With mosquitoes, gnats and other biting insects also active, you may need to do a simple test to see if you have fleas inside of your home.
This video will show you how to test for fleas AND how to treat them. It’s a process and it’s not something that can be accomplished without several treatments.
While it’s important to treat the grassy areas of the lawn, Peninsular also focuses on any shady areas where the pets rest during the day. In the house, it’s the same principle… concentrate on the areas that are most used by the pet. One way to determine if fleas are active in a particular area is to place a white cloth on the floor in that area. Fleas are attracted to white, and they will appear on the cloth. This would obviously be an area we would treat.
We treat the areas of the lawn where the pet rests during the day.
Once the home is treated, you need to treat your yard as well. Immediately after treatment, pets and people need to stay out of the area until the product is dry. Insect growth regulators can be added to the treatment, eliminating the need for any follow up applications. The yard will need a second treatment though, two weeks after the initial one. This will help break the life cycle of the fleas.
So enjoy your summer on Jacksonville’s First Coast! No matter how hot our weather is, your pet will still want to go outside. Following these few simple suggestions should control any flea problems that might occur.
Peninsular Pest Control is a Jacksonville Pest Control Company that offers a full range of residential and commercial services including pest control, lawn maintenance (fertilization and weed control) as well as termite treatment (Termidor® and Sentricon®).
Are you a homeowner considering a do-it-yourself solution to your home’s pest issues? DIY pest control can work out alright if you deal with the problem immediately and regularly preventing an infestation. Professional pest control is the answer to these problems. Not sure if hiring a pro is right for your situation? This article will outline some of the remarkable benefits of professional pest control so you can make an informed decision.
Professional Pest Control Saves Time and Money
Hiring a pest control company can save you time and money. Not only would you no longer have to worry about the problem, but you don’t have to take hours out of your busy schedule to eliminate pests. You also wouldn’t have to get yourself filthy and tired by doing your own pest control.
Professional Pest Control companies know what to do to prevent damage to a home. If you damage your home, you will need to pay for repairs, but a trained and experienced professional will be more precise and careful, saving you money in the long run. Moreover, DIY pest control solutions often require costly chemicals and pesticides, which also makes hiring a pro a cheaper option.
The Pros Have the Right Tools for the Job
Professional pest control companies use the right tools and technology making the job more efficient and effective. Just like your experience in your field of work, pros know how to make a plan for every situation, so they don’t waste any time or materials.
Along with possessing tools, the pros would have access to the right pesticide for the type of pests you need to eliminate, which might not be available to you without a license or training. With their experience and knowledge, professionals will be able to deploy these pesticides carefully, keeping the people and animals in your home safe.
Professionals Are All About Keeping You Healthy
Some DIY pest control solutions will require using harmful pesticides and chemicals. Professional pest control companies are current on all safety and Green Practice standards. This is because, in many cases, the tools and techniques used by pros can be more effective than a pesticide. Overall, pros will use less harmful chemicals than if you were to handle this yourself.
Professionals Can Provide Long-Term Solutions
While DIY fixes focus on solving the current problem, they are usually ineffective at providing long-term solutions. Hiring a professional pest control company can change that. They will not only eliminate the current issue but will be able to prevent recurrences of the issue with the right tools and training.
Lastly, most pest control pros offer a guarantee on their work which will permanently solve the problem.
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When it comes to Small Ant Treatment and Pest Control, we deal with two different types of ants, large ants and small ants. Both ants follow pheromone trails. These trails are where bait is placed so the ants take that bait back to their colony, destroying the rest of the colony.
Small ant treatment in the lawn is usually done with a granular treatment product. This is the best Ant Pest Control for small ants because they will carry the product back to their colony to share with other ants which will eventually destroy the entire colony. Homeowners in St. Augustine, FL often see small, translucent ants in their kitchens. These are called ghost ants.
Ghost Ants got their name from the fact that they are often hard to see. Ghost Ant are transluscent and extremely small and can appear anywhere in the home but, generally in the kitchen. Treatment utilizes bait stations but, it’s very important to find the source of the infestation. The Peninsular Pest Control technician will follow the trail of the small ant until eventually discovering the nest. They could be coming in through a crack in a windows sill or even in a plant that is located inside and sometimes outside of the home.
The ghost ant is very adaptable in its nesting habits. They can easily nest outdoors or indoors. Colonies can be moderate to large in size and contain numerous breeding females.
Sites include clumps of dead, but temporarily wet, grass, plant stems, and cavities under debris in rapidly changing open habitats. Inside, the ant colonize in the void of a wall or the spaces between cabinets and baseboards. Therefore, the colonies divide into subunits that occupy different nesting sites and swap individuals back and forth along the olfactory trails. Ghost ants opportunistically nest in places that sometimes remain habitable for only a few days or weeks.
If you are in need of small ant treatment, call for a free estimate today and enjoy the rest of your summer!
When your pet goes out to play in the yard, when they play with other animals or we just simply take them for a walk …they can pick up fleas and bring them inside the home. For this reason, flea treatment is critical.
Also, if you have squirrels or rodents in the attic or if stray animals have access to your yard or under you house and they can actually come in on you clothing, like the cuff of your pants.
How does a flea infestation happen so quickly?
The infestation doesn’t actually happened that quickly, it takes about two weeks for the life cycle of a flea to be completed. A flea has to pass from the EGG stage, to the LARVAE and then to the PUPAE before it becomes an ADULT. We really never notice the fleas until they’re in the adult stage. This is when they bite and the cycle begins again because the female flea needs to take a blood meal like the mosquito before she lays her eggs. Here’s something most people don’t realize is the adult flea represents only 5% of the life cycle of a flea, so 90% of their cycle will probably go unnoticed to you or the pet. The eggs are 50% of the cycle so you really want to try to prevent the eggs from hatching.
How do I keep the eggs from hatching?
The best treatment is prevention. Flea treatments in Jacksonville FL will break the life cycle of the flea so they never mature into adults and this is actually the best way to treat fleas if you do have a pet in your home.
Test your home for Fleas
Although PREVENTION is the best way to control fleas, there are people who already have an infestation… what do they do? First do a simple test to see if you have fleas inside your home. Take a white cloth lay it down in the area of the rug that your pet normally frequents and since fleas are attracted to white they will instantly appear on the white cloth within 30 seconds. If fleas appear you have now gone from preventative stage to curative stage.
How does Peninsular treat fleas?
At this point it becomes a curative issue that we have to treat the inside of your home, the lawn and we make sure to focus on the areas of the lawn where the pet likes to reside and then the pet owner will need to make sure the pet is treated for the adult fleas and then put their pet on a subsequent prevention program. Peninsular will come by and make sure that that’s the problem you’re having is a flea issue.
You can find more information on our YouTube channel which if full of informative videos about fleas and other pest problems you might be having in your home. Remember there is absolutely no charge for us to come out and give you an estimate.