Flea Removal: Tacoma, Olympia, Auburn, Kent, Federal Way and Burien
Responsible for the transmission of bubonic plague and millions of deaths in the middle ages, the Flea can be a serious problem. Fortunately for us plague is rare and controllable now.
It is true, though, that flea-infested rats were blamed and killed in large numbers when plague was first introduced into Asia and Europe, and those unsuspected fleas were homeless until they could find a new host for their next blood-meal. That’s when bubonic plague began to spread almost uncontrollably, due to the transmission of the disease from the fleas to humans.
The flea can be more than just a severe nuisance, it can be a serious threat to public health. Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis, taking anywhere between a few weeks to over a year to mature from egg to larva to pupa to adult, depending on conditions and host animal availability.
Fleas are usually introduced into a structure by a dog or cat, but they don’t discriminate when it comes to feeding. They will bite human legs and ankles without hesitation leaving behind a very itchy and irritated bump.
When populations grow, these little nuisances become difficult to ignore and professional help is needed. It is also not uncommon to enter a house that has been vacant for up to a year and have hundreds of fleas appear out of “nowhere”. This is due to their ability to remain in their pupal stage for a very long period until they sense the vibrations of a new host. This tells them it is time to emerge and feed.
Flea Removal Process
Flea control is obtained by combining a number of techniques. First we request that our customers thoroughly vacuum the interior floor areas directly before we arrive. This will “activate” the fleas so they are all exposed as quickly as possible to our treatment.
Our treatment combines an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) with an adulticide. The IGR effectively sterilizes the eggs and larvae and the adulticide eliminates the adult population. That leaves the pupal stage, in which they are very well protected. Continued vacuuming will encourage the pupae to emerge and get exposed to our treatment. Any pets must also be treated with a product approved by your veterinarian.
We offer a 6 month warranty for our flea control services, as long as our customers are following the instructions laid out for them. These pests can irritate an entire household very quickly so don’t delay your call to Rambo Total Pest Control for a free phone quote!