Flea Treatment & Control

Fleas are a troublesome parasite that may be found on every warm-blooded animal, from bats and birds to the domestic cat and rabbit in your home. They may be difficult to subdue and far more challenging to eradicate.

Contact us today at 1-844-737-8226 and request a free, no-obligation estimate to eradicate fleas from your home.

How can 1st Pest Control help?

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At 1st Pest Control we specialize in pest and wildlife remediation, such as flea treatment. Fleas are prevalent throughout single family homes, multi-family buildings and commercial properties in the Lower Mainland. With industry-leading techniques and flea control methods, you can feel secure that your home or business is being treated to the highest industry and safety standards by our Certified Pest Control Technicians.

By combining both environmentally-friendly pest control services and an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, we will create a specialized treatment program tailored to your specific location and infestation. Our mission is to eradicate pests in your home or business to give you peace of mind and to ensure the safety of you and those you care about.

FAQs - Fleas

Where do they come from?

Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on blood. Typically, fleas come from an infested environment (e.g. yard, kennel), or from an infested host. They find new hosts by jumping on humans or animals in direct contact or in close proximity.

Without flea control, these pests migrate inside to find new food sources. They enter through cracks, crevices and gaps along the perimeter of a building.

Will they cause any damage to my home or business?

Fleas do not normally cause damage to a home or business. Heavy infestation may require the disposal of pet furniture and bedding.

Any health risk coming from these pests?

Fleas are well-known carriers of diseases and pose a notable health risk to humans and animals. These insects are associated with diseases such as cat-scratch fever, typhus and the plague. They also carry tapeworms which can be easily spread to animals when they swallow these insects while grooming.

Common symptoms of flea bites are swelling, redness and itchiness. Allergic reactions may cause rashes to form on the skin. The constant scratching of affected sites may lead to fur loss and additional skin problems. If animals are severely infested, they may become anemic. Their presence is known to cause emotional and psychological distress to those living in the affected residence.

Where will I find them in my house?

Fleas are predominantly found on pets and in areas these animals frequent. They may also found in the surrounding outdoors, such as your yard, where animals may have first come into contact with fleas. As they are mobile creatures with the ability to jump notable distances, fleas may be found in other areas of the house once indoors. However, they are generally concentrated close to their food source.

Why do I need to get rid of them?

Fleas pose significant health risk to animals and humans. They transfer diseases and parasites that may cause severe health conditions. In addition, flea bites may become unbearable and very stressful for occupants of an infested residence.

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