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Are you and your pets suffering from a flea infestation?

Are you repeatedly spraying or bathing your pet but the fleas keep coming back?

Why not let Imperial Pest Control take care of your flea problem for you?

We have wide experience in exterminating fleas from homes and commercial properties throughout Mississauga, Toronto, Scarborough, Markham, York, Oakville, Brampton and other towns in the Durham region of Ontario.

Call Imperial Pest Controlon 416-837-1820 today and ask about our long-term flea extermination and control programmes.

Flea bites can be maddeningly itchy and take a long time to disappear as well as causing allergic reactions in some people and even transmitting diseases and parasites such as dog tapeworm.

Fleas most commonly occur in homes with pets, particularly dogs and cats but they can also be carried in on your clothes or even migrate from abandoned bird and rat nests and other animal dens in search of fresh blood hosts.

Once you recognise that you have a flea problem it is important to take action immediately to stop the infestation from getting any worse. In the right warm, humid conditions the fleas take only two to three weeks to reproduce so they are a problem that can soon escalate out of control unless you take quick, effective action to nip it in the bud.

In order to get rid of fleas you need to have a good understanding of the four stages of their life cycle. Eggs laid by adult female fleas on the host animal fall off and hatch within 12 days where they fall. The new born larvae crawl instinctively to undisturbed, dark places such as cracks in floorboards, deep into carpet fibers, down the side of sofas, etc where they feed on organic animal material, in particular on the tiny, pepper like grains of adult flea faeces which is comprised of partially digested blood from the animal host.

After 5-11 days the larvae spins a cocoon and enters the pupa stage which usually lasts for another 5-14 days but can go on for up to five months. The cocoon is covered in a sticky substance that attracts dirt and so helps to keep conditions inside the cocoon moist, protecting the fully formed flea until it is ready to emerge. It is not exactly clear what triggers the adult flea to decide to emerge although it may be vibrations or even the presence of carbon dioxide indicating that a fresh blood feeding source may be close by.

Newly emerged adult fleas have to find a blood meal within a couple of days or they will die. Within two days of feeding adult females are able to breed and lay eggs and this can continue for up to 100 days. Adult females can lay up to 500 eggs or more in a lifetime.

To get some perspective on the size of your flea problem it is important to realise that the adult fleas that you see are only about 5% of the total flea population in all its various stages that are present in your home. The other invisible 95% are eggs (50%), larvae and pupa.

To control your flea infestation you first need to exterminate adult fleas on their animal host and also clean up the environment both indoors and out where eggs, larvae and pupa may be hiding. Removal of adult fleas and eggs is relatively easy with repeated and thorough vacuum cleaning and spray on pesticides. The problem is the larvae buried deep in your carpet fibers or floor board cracks, and the pre-emerged adults that are protected by their cocoon which spray on pesticides do not reach.

This is where Imperial Pest Controlcan definitely be of help. Our experienced pest control technicians are familiar with the sorts of locations where flea eggs, larvae and pupa are likely to be hidden. They know how to effectively apply our state of the art, long-term residual pesticides both indoors and out to exterminate fleas at the different stages of their life cycle but at the same time minimise health risks to your family and pets.

We will normally have to make two or more repeat applications of residual pesticides to be sure of exterminating all adult fleas as they emerge from their cocoons as well as the larvae soon after they hatch and before they have time to enter into the pupa state.

If you would like to find out more about our 100% guaranteed, long-term, systematic, safe and methodical flea extermination programmes then give Imperial Pest Control a call todayon 416-837-1820.

We know we have the skills, techniques and technology to help.

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Address: Imperial Pest Control Inc.
3938 Cottrelle Blvd P.O. Box 80090
Brampton, ON L6P 2W7
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