Your Broken Arrow pest control company can help you protect your home and your pets from fleas. Fleas are a blood bloodsucking insect that victimizes our pets on a regular basis. They can bite any mammal in order to draw blood and feed them selves. Because they break the skin with their mouth parts, they often spread disease and make all sorts of problems for your pets and you loved ones. In order to control them it’s important that you understand as much as you can about these harmful insects. 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 yourselves from these insects.


Fleas use a complete metamorphosis to develop. This means that they go through four stages of their life cycle. The four stages are the egg, the larva, the pupa, and the adult stage. Of these stages, the adult is the only one of them that is actually alive on the host animal. This is the adult stage. In the adult stage, the pregnant female will lay eggs at the base of a piece of fur. As the dog or cat scratches, these eggs will be knocked off onto the ground somewhere near high traffic areas. Often this can be near their sleeping areas as well. These eggs will sit and wait until they sense the heat and vibration of a host animal nearby. When they sense this, they will come break loose out of their egg and a larva will emerge. This worm like structure will immediately search for food.


The number one food choice for a larva is flea dirt. Flea dirt is the droppings of the adult flea that have fallen off of the host animal. Inside, the flea larva will find bits of undigested blood and the gut biome necessary to break down that blood. As the larva develops, it will eventually get to the point where it will pupate. 

The process of pupating is the same as what happens when the caterpillar becomes a butterfly. The larva will search out dirt, hair and other objects in order to create a cocoon around itself. Once inside the cocoon, it will start to develop into the adult that it has it out to become. Once it has finished its development, it will wait again for a host animal by sensing out the vibration and heat. At this point, it will break free from the cocoon as a full grown adult flea.


At this point, the flea must find a way to get onto the host animal. The host animal is the key to the fleas survival. It is the source of food for blood, it is where other adults will be, it will provide the ability to mate, and it will provide the heat that will allow the flea over winter and survive the winter months. But in order to do this successfully, the flea must jump onto the animal. It will get onto the highest piece of foliage or leaf that it possibly can, and prepare for a host animal to come near. 

Down the center of the fleas body is a long, strong muscle, that it will tense up like a coiled spring. This potential energy will lie and wait until the host animal gets near. Then all of a sudden, an explosion of force of that muscle will force itself downward against the two powerful back legs, throwing the flea far into the air. Many jumping fleas can jump up to 50 times her own height. For more information contact you are broken arrow pest control company.


If you’re having a problem with fleas, there are many over-the-counter solutions that can be used to deal with it. But unfortunately, these treatments can be ineffective and applied incorrectly in many situations. Your Broken Arrow pest control company will have access to restricted use chemicals and the information and know how of how to apply them properly to get rid of these insects. 

The control of fleas starts with getting the fleas off of your animal. Your veterinarian can provide you with flea control solutions for your pet.  These all essentially use a medical grade pyrethrin pesticide on their skin. This pesticide will kill any fleas that come in contact with it and force any others to jump from the host animal. Because some of these, fleas will jump off the host animal, it’s often that fleas issue in your home will begin once you start treating your pet.


In order to deal with the fleas in your home, you will have to have a Broken Arrow pest control company come in and apply a pesticide. This pesticide will be very effective against the larva and adults. Because of this, you will notice an immediate difference in the pest populations in your home. But in a week or two, you’ll start to notice of these pest population will begin to replenish themselves. The problem is the pesticides cannot kill these insects in their egg and pupa stages. The covering that’s on them at these stages protects them from any pesticidal treatments. For this reason, you will need to do multiple treatments on your home in order to kill off all of the generations of fleas. Contact your broken arrow pest control company for help.

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

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