Your Tulsa exterminator can help you eliminate fleas from your home. Your pets are loved ones that are just as important to you as the rest of your family members. These animals often have special needs when it comes to parasites such as fleas. These bloodsucking insects make the life of your pet uncomfortable, and provide dangerous situations where they could possibly get diseases from these insects. It’s very important to understand fleas, and how they work in order to protect you, your pets, and your loved ones. So in this article, let us take a look at fleas, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home, your pets, and your loved ones from these insects.
FLEA LIFECYCLE AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Fleas develop using a complete metamorphosis. This means that they have four sections to their lifecycle. The first stage is the egg. The female flea will lay eggs at the base of a piece of fur on the host animal. As the host animal scratches, the flea eggs will break loose and fall off onto the carpet. Here it will wait until it senses a possible host animal nearby through heat and vibration. Once it does, it will move on to the next phase of its development. This is the larva stage. The larva stage is a worm like structure that feeds on whatever it can find nearby. Its favorite diet is flea dirt. Flea dirt is the droppings of the adult flea, as they fall off of the host animal.
FLEA PUPA AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
After a while, the larva will develop to the point where it’s time to cocoon up into a pupa. At this stage, it will find any kind of dirt, string or hair that it can find, and create a cocoon like covering around itself. Once in this cocoon, it will develop into the full grown adult flea. After a certain amount of time, the adult flea will be ready to emerge from its cocoon. This is the final stage of flea development. Once it does this, the flea now has to find a way to get back onto the host animal. The adult is found mostly on the host animal.
To do this, it will have to jump. There’s a strong muscle going down the lateral portion of its body that can tense up and hold a bunch of energy just like a coiled spring. It will fire off, forcing its rear legs down as hard as it can, throwing it up into the air and onto the host animal. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these insects.
FLEA DISEASE AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Fleas carry many diseases and pass them onto people and pets that they bite. Fleas are very indiscriminate when it comes to what kind of animal they will bite. They’ll bite humans, dogs, cats, rabbits, any other kind of mammal that you can think of. In the middle ages, fleas bit rats, that were found in large cities in Europe. Because sanitation wasn’t a thing at that time, they were many rats, and many fleas to go around. As the fleas then would bite humans, the black plague, transmitted from rats, to the fleas, and then onto humans. This cost millions of people their lives because of a disease that today is treatable. We still have this disease, but if it’s called early enough, it can be treated because it’s a bacteria.
Dermatitis is a common issue with pets that have fleas. The constant itching, and scratching and biting at their skin, causes their skin to dry out and start to create lesions. This form of dermatitis is really bad for your pet’s skin. In order to take care of this effectively, contact your veterinarian for help with this. Anemia is another disease that can cause problems with your pets. Anemia is when your pet has a low blood count. This usually only happens when you have a super high population of fleas in an area. Because they attack a pet so much, they can lower the blood count until the animal is in a dangerous place. If you believe that this is an issue, contact your veterinarian. In addition you can contact your Tulsa exterminator for how to get rid of these insects once and for all.
Treating fleas really happens in three different arenas. The first one is treat the fleas are actually on your pet. For this, you’ll need to go to your veterinarian. They have many options when it comes to dealing with fleas. All of them are pretty much the same thing, though. Basically, a pyrethrin pesticide will be applied to the skin of your animal. This is a gentle and safe repellent pesticide that at medicated levels works perfectly for this purpose. But often they will just kill some of the fleas on your pet, but also make some of the other fleas jump off of your pet and in to your home.
Secondly, it’s time to take care of the fleas in your home. This is where you contact a Tulsa exterminator for help. They will treat your home multiple times in order to get rid of the fleas. Between treatments it’s important that you vacuum often in order to mimic the heat and vibration of a host animal to get these insects out of their protective layers. This is when they’re in their egg and larva forms. Lastly, you’ll need to treat your yard if you have excessive fleas in the yard. This also can be done by your Tulsa exterminator.
If you’re having issues with fleas, or any other insect than its time to call your Tulsa exterminator that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with fleas or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Coweta, Jenks, Bixby, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!