Fleas are a pest best dealt with by your Tulsa exterminator. Fleas are a bloodsucking parasite, that feed upon the blood of our pets. Dogs and cats are especially susceptible to these insects, but they can feed upon humans and many other kinds of mammals. Because of this, they are vectors for many different diseases and can cause an uncomfortable situation for you, and your loved ones, including your pets. So it is important to understand everything you can about these insects in order to protect yourselves from them. So, in this article, let us take a good hard look at fleas, their lifecycle and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home from them.
EXTERMINATING FLEAS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
If you’re confident that you have a flea issue in your home, then it’s time to contact your Tulsa exterminator for their help. While there are many over-the-counter solutions for fleas, they’re mostly ineffective. Fleas use a complete metamorphosis in order to develop into an adult. This means that they have four different stages to their lifecycle. The first stage is the egg, then the larva, then the pupa or a cocoon version of the larva and then finally the adult flea.
Fleas in the pupa and egg stage have a protective coating on them to protect them from pesticides. Because of this, you can go in and treat a house for fleas and have some peace for a while. But after a while, the eggs and pupa that survived your last treatment will emerge, causing you the next generation of problems. It’s important that you keep the pressure on by having a Tulsa exterminator come and treat over and over again until the problem has completely been eliminated.
When treating for fleas, the home is not the only place you need to treat to get rid of them. The first place you will want to start is on your pet. Your veterinarian will have many different options to take care of the fleas on your pet. They will even have options for other more exotic pets, such as weasels, gerbils, and rabbits. They can help you pick the best solution for your particular pet that is the most convenient and cost-effective for you.
OUTDOOR TREATMENTS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Often our pets get their flea issues from the great outdoors. Dogs and some cats actually use the outdoors not only for play but also for the bathroom. Every time they go out there, there is a chance that they can pick up these small parasites. Limiting the population of the parasites inside your yard can help to keep fleas off of your pet and out of your home.
The best way to do this is to contact your Tulsa exterminator and have them come out and do an outdoor flea treatment. In most cases this is done with a fogger that atomizes a special kind of pesticide and applies it across the grass and trees of your yard. Fleas entering the adult stage will climb up on the foliage in order to wait for a passing host animal. As they do this, they will be in contact with this pesticide, getting rid of them before they can ever get onto your pet. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with fleas or other pests.
JUMPING FLEAS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Once fleas finish their pupa stage and move into the adult stage, it is important that they make their way onto a host animal. Fleas are blood feeders and will feed him by the blood of their host animal. This means that their source of food is only found on a host animal. A suitable mate will also be found on a host animal. Of course, overwintering on the host animal allows the insect to draw from the body heat of the animal in order to survive through the winter months.
Mother nature has uniquely designed fleas in a way that they could jump extreme heights and long distances in order to land on their host animal. They have a powerful muscle that goes down the center of their body. This muscle will tense up poised and ready to jump, holding energy much like a coiled spring. When a host animal comes near by, suddenly the muscle will expel all the energy that it has in it to force the rear legs of the insect back. These powerful rear legs are geared together in order to equally distribute the force between the two legs. This gives the flea the ability to aim correctly and put it exactly where it needs to be. Fleas can actually jump 50 times their own height. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with fleas.
Fleas can be vectors for many different diseases. Because of the way that they draw blood from the host animal, they can often recycle blood back into the veins of the host animal. This means if they’re caring any kind of disease, it goes right back into the victim. The Black Plague was actually transmitted in the middle ages in this very method.
Mice and rats that were found all over the big cities of Europe were invested with a bacterium that caused the Black Plague. Fleas bit these rodents and then moved onto humans, biting and passing the bacterium to them. This caused one of the greatest plagues that we’ve ever had to deal with. During the Middle Ages millions of people died in Europe from this disease. Today we have a treatment for this disease if it’s found early enough. But eliminating fleas in the first place can protect you and your loved ones from these kinds of diseases.
If you’re having issues with fleas or any other pests then it’s time to contact a Tulsa exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with fleas or any other parasites. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Prattville, Sand Springs, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso Turley, Jenks, Bixby and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. Check out our Video Reviews! We’re here to help!