Your Broken Arrow pest control company can help you if you’re having problems with fleas or any other pest. More homes are taking in dogs and cats and other kinds of pets than ever. These fur babies are just as much part of the family as any other. It is important to protect your love ones from parasites that could possibly hurt your dog, your cat or even your other human family members. Fleas are a parasite that feeds on the blood of dogs and cats. They can also feed on the blood from animals, including human beings. Because of this, it is important to keep them out of your home and off of your pets. In this article let’s take a good hard look at fleas, their lifecycle, and what we can do to protect ourselves with our Broken Arrow pest control company.


Fleas are an insect that feeds off of blood. In North America, we have the most common flea, which is the cat flea. While these insects do love to feed on a cat, they will feed on a dog or any other mammal. This also does include us. Many people have been bitten by fleas. if you have a different kind of more exotic pet, such as a rabbit or a ferret, you may also need to do things to protect your animal from fleas. 

While there are many over the counter solutions for dogs, and cats, there aren’t really a lot of solutions for other mammals, such as rabbits and ferrets. In order to take care of the fleas on your pet, it’s important that you get in touch with your veterinarian and come up with a plan. In many cases they will recommend that you use common flea deterrence design for dogs and cats on your exotic pet. See your veterinarian for your pets and a good Broken Arrow pest control company for your house and yard.


Fleas are carriers of many different kinds of diseases. The bubonic plague was a famous disease that almost wiped out all of Europe during the middle ages. This disease was passed on through fleas and rats. Bubonic plague is not gone, it actually still shows up in the southern part of America from time to time. It’s a disease caused by bacteria. Because of this, if you catch and diagnose this disease in its early stages, it can be treated. See your doctor for more details about that.

In addition to the bubonic plague, there are other diseases that could be passed to humans. But your pets can also have many different diseases from fleas. Flea-borne typhus, cat scratch fever, anemia, and many other diseases are transmitted through the bite of a flea. Because of this, it is important to protect your pets against fleas, and their bites. Stop flea diseases with a professional Broken Arrow pest control company.  


Fleas go through a complete metamorphosis. This means that they have four stages to their development. In the beginning stage, they start as an egg at the base of the fur. As a dog or cat scratches, these eggs are thrown from the animal. In most cases, they fall in some high traction area, such as bedding or other places. Once they’re here, they will hatch and start to feed on a substance known as flea dirt. These are the droppings of adult fleas. In these droppings, the flea larva will feed and get nourishment from undigested blood found in these droppings. 

As the larva develops, it will eventually decide to pupate. The process of pupating consists of the larva gathering as much dust, dirt and hair that it can and creating a cocoon around it. Once it is in its cocoon, it will develop further until it becomes an adult. When the the pupated flea senses that an animal is around, it will emerge from his cocoon as an adult. Fleas in their eggs and pupa form can sense heat and vibration around them. When they sense this, it tells them that it’s time to come out of the egg or pupa. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more details.  


The adult flea as a powerful set of hind legs that they can use to jump in the air. These hind legs are geared together in order to synchronize the jumping process. This gives the flea the ability to accurately aim their jump. It has a strong muscle down the center of it, that it will use like a spring to hold the energy needed to jump. Once it releases the power of that muscle, the rear legs will push the flea into a jump up to 50 times it’s height, in order to jump onto a host animal nearby. In addition to these very strong, hind legs, fleas have front legs that are uniquely hinged to be able to grab on the fur. Because of this, when a dog or cat scratches, it doesn’t remove the flea from the fur. It can hold on really tightly.

If you’re working with a Broken Arrow pest control company to get rid of fleas from your home, it’s important that you maintain a number of flea treatments on your home. The reason for this, is because pesticides can’t eliminate fleas that are in their egg or pupa form. So what in many cases happens is that the flea will come into contact with pesticides spray and kill off all the larva and adults. 


The eggs and pupa will remain in their protected states until they sense an animal around them. So you can spray and have fleas gone for a week or so and then they seemingly come back. The simply means it now the second generation is emerge from their cocoons. Because of this, it’s important that you have the house sprayed again in order to kill off the second generation. Continue this process until all the fleas are gone.

If you’re having issues with fleas or any other pests, then its time to call in a Broken Arrow pest control company that can help. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business when it comes to fleas or any other pest control issues. We service greater Tulsa area, including Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Prattville, Sapulpa, and much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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