You can eliminate fleas in and around your home with your Broken Arrow pest control company. Your pets deserve better than to be attacked by a parasitic insect such as fleas. These blood feeding parasites find their way onto the fur of your dogs, cats, and other pets, and draw blood from their skin. It’s uncomfortable for them, causes them to scratch and can cause all sorts of problems, such as diseases and other issues. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at fleas, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect your pets from fleas.


Fleas using a complete metamorphosis in order to develop into adults. The first three stages of this development are the egg, the larva, and the pupa. The eggs are laid on the fur of the animal and fall off when the animal scratches. When the eggs hatch, a worm like form comes out, known as a larva. After the larva develops to a certain point, it will cocoon into its pupa stage. And lastly, an adult flea will come out of the pupa. At this point, the adult is fully developed insect that needs to be on a host animal. The reason for this is their reproduction, happens on the host animal, their food supplies are on the host animal, and they can overwinter on the host animal. Everything that they need now is housed in the fur of your dog or cat.

In order to get there from these first three stages, the flea must use its jumping ability in order to land upon its host animal. Fleas have very powerful legs. They can throw themselves up to 50 times their own height into the air. Their accuracy is actually fairly good considering the distance that they’re throwing themselves. 

The way that they do this is they have a muscle that goes down the lateral part of their body. Their bodies are long and thin and this muscle will tense up and hold energy like a spring. All at once, it will fire this energy into the two powerful back legs. These back legs are geared together, so that that the power is evenly distributed between the two legs. This gives them the ability to aim and throw themselves so far into the air. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with fleas.


Once the adult flea has found its way onto the fur the animal, it will use its powerful front legs to hold tight. These legs are hinged backwards in a scissor like fashion that gives them the ability to grip very tightly onto the fur. This keeps them from getting thrown off every time the animal scratches. In addition, they have a special set of mouth parts that is designed for suction. Much like a syringe, a long straw will be plugged into the skin, drawing blood out from the animal. This is the food by which the flea will survive.

These flea bites can be very uncomfortable and very dangerous. First of all, the pet will definitely want to scratch from getting bitten over and over again. Also, in a situation with too many fleas, anemia can be the result. This is where the blood count of the animal is extremely low and life-threatening. Usually this happens in extremely heavy flea populations with very small animals nearby. Also, fleas can transmit diseases by their bite. Not only can they transmit diseases to your animals, but they can also bite and transmit diseases to us as humans as well. Because of this, it’s extremely important that you contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help when it comes to fleas.


There are three things that need to be done in order to protect your home from fleas. The first thing is you need to contact your veterinarian and get the fleas off of the animal that you have. You can treat your home and your yard as much as you want, but if there are fleas on your animal, the problem will not be solved. Veterinarians have access to many different solutions for fleas. In the end, a medical grade pesticide is essentially applied to the skin of the animal. This pesticide is a repellent type that will kill a lot of them, but some of them will jump off the animal. In many cases, if you’re having a flea problem on your pet and you treat, you will suddenly find a flea problem in your home that you didn’t have before. This is why.

The second step is to contact your Broken Arrow pest control company to get a treatment inside your home. This is going to take care of the other three stages of the flea. They will need to treat multiple times because fleas are protected from pesticidal treatments when they’re in their egg and pupa forms. After treatment, the larva in adults in your home will die off, but the germinating fleas will remain. You’ll notice no activity directly after the treatment, but after a week or two activity will begin again. This is the next generation of fleas. You’ll need to treat a second time in order to deal with this. And sometimes in heavy situations you’ll need to have someone treated the exterior house to keep fleas out of your yard as well. Your Broken Arrow pest control company can help you with this.


If you’re having an issue with fleas or any other pest control problems, it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow pest control company. They can solve it. 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, Catoosa, Claremore, Coweta, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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