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Fleas

Fleas are found throughout the U.S. and are commonly found on both cats and dogs. Cat fleas are the most common domestic flea and account for nearly 95% of pest management calls.

Flea Treatment

It is highly recommended pets receive a flea treatment.

Indoor Management:
We will apply a pesticide known as an IGR (insect growth regulator). IGR’s are formulated to disrupt the ability to develop. It is required to keep people and pets from entering the premises until the treatment has completely dried. This time period could be up to 4 hours. We also advise the homeowner to vacuum several times  during the first 7-10 following treatment. This will help reduce the emerging fleas and tend to stimulate fleas to emerge from their cocoon. Be sure to empty the contents of the vacuum immediately after treatment and discard the contents outside in a sealed bag.

Flea Bites on Baby's Leg

Characteristics of Fleas

What does a cat flea look like?

Adult cat fleas are brown to black with the body laterally flattened (side to side) and wingless. Cat fleas have powerful legs and can jump several inches vertically and horizontally.

Life History

Females lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal and can lay a total of 400-500 eggs during her lifetime. Eggs are smooth and are deposited on or between hairs of the host and either fall off or are shaken off when the animal scratches or shakes itself. Eggs usually hatch in about 2 days (range 1-6). Under favorable conditions, larvae develop within 5-10 days to an adult.

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What Our Customers Say

"We had OPC come to treat our house. They set a time to be there and they showed up at that time. They arrived on time and took time to explain what they planned to do and the amount of time it would take. They were very efficient and professional. The completed the job in the time promised. After the service they contacted us about the results and came back to our house in a couple of weeks to check to see if the problem was taking care of to our satisfaction. It was!!!"
Mr. Walter Knoop
"Very happy with my service and the techs were very nice and informative. Very helpful!"
Ms. Wilson
"We have a great service tech, Brian. He is very detail oriented and respectful of our residents. Brian will stay on the property until the job is complete, as he obviously takes pride in his work. We are very thankful to have him, working on our property."
Buckingham Apartments
"The best company I’ve ever worked for!!!"
Ms. Lauren Sturgill
"James is very thorough and always takes care of our issues. We can count on his service being top notch!"
Ms. Lori Taylor
"Great job...the exterminator was professional and polite!"
Mr. William Wilburne
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