If you’re running into problems with fleas, then you’re Tulsa exterminator is the guy to call to make sure that things go right. Fleas are bloodsucking insect that attack our pets and us regularly. These insects will usually start on a dog or cat and then make their way to us as we treat them. While your veterinarian can prescribe a treatment to get them off of your animal, the fleas that you find in your home and in your yard can be much more difficult. So in this article, let use take a good good hard look at fleas, their lifecycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home from these insects.


Fleas develop as a complete metamorphosis. This means that they will go through four different stages to their lifecycle. The flea begins its life as an egg attached to the base of the fur of a host animal. As host animal starts to scratch, these eggs will fall off somewhere near there bedding or in a high traffic area. When the egg senses heat or vibration near it will assume that a host animal is there and will break out of the egg emerging as a larva. This larva is a worm like structure that will feed on anything it can find, including the droppings of the adult fleas.

Once the flea has developed as far as it will, it will start to gather dust, dirt and hair in order to create a cocoon for it to develop the structures needed to become an adult. This pupa stage now will lie dormant until it again feels the heat and vibration of a host animal nearby. Then the adult will emerge from the pupa and seek out the host in order to jump on it. Once it lands on the host, it will find a mate and the process will begin again. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with fleas.


Fleas can be somewhat tricky to eliminate. Because two parts of its lifecycle, the egg and the pupa are in protected shells, pesticides won’t work on fleas when they’re in these two stages. So what ends up happening is you put pesticide down from your local hardware store, killing off the adults and larva, but the eggs and pupa remain and after a few weeks they will hatch as well. So it seems like you get rid of the problem for a couple weeks and then it comes right back. A good pest control company will schedule multiple treatments to eliminate the problem.

If you have any problem, fleas or any other insects, it is time to call a Tulsa exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control we are the best in the business, when it comes to dealing with fleas and other insects. Check out our reviews! We service the greater Tulsa area including Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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