FLEAS

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Eugene Flea Control

Nobody likes fleas in their home, not you, your family and especially your pets. I have a program and a solution that works to rid your home of these unpleasant invaders.
Fleas are small flightless insects from the order Siphonaptera.  When they invade your home, it is a very upsetting problem for both you and your pets. Fleas are parasites that are small flightless insects with bodies that flatten sideways. This makes them almost impossible to crush. As external parasites, they live by consuming the blood of their hosts. They feed on humans and other warm-blooded animals. When you have a flea problem you and your pets serve as the host. Most of the time, fleas prefer a nonhuman source for feeding, but if infestations are heavy, or when other hosts are not available, fleas will feed on humans. Fleas prefer temperatures of 65-80 degrees and humidity levels of 75-85 percent. Since we keep our homes warm in the winter, fleas can survive very nicely inside even if the temperatures outside are freezing.

Flea Larvae

With a life cycle consisting of 4 stages, they are very difficult to kill. Their most resilient state is the hibernating cocoon. While in this stage, they can live for over a year without feeding and are protected by an impenetrable shell that is impervious to chemical treatments.

The flea larvae are worm-like with no limbs and they feed on organic debris including human and animal hairs that collect under furniture and in heating and air-conditioning ducts in the floor. They can also live their entire life cycle, from egg to adult in just fourteen days.  As adults they can live for about 100 days during which time the females produce 400-500 offspring- now that’s just one flea! You can imagine how the problem can escalate into a nightmare in a very short time.

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Eugene Flea Control Company

Fleas are able to move from one area to another on rodents and other mammals. They usually remain on their hosts at all times. But a mature adult flea can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically and 14 to 16 inches horizontally with legs that are long and powerful.

If you lay a white sheet of paper on a carpeted floor and drag it across the surface with your foot adult fleas will jump on it. If you see them, it is time to call us at Merle’s Pest Control for a professional solution that is safe and effective.

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In order to understand how and why treatment options work, we must first understand the flea’s life cycle since the various modern treatment and prevention products work on different parts of this life cycle. There are several stages to its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The length of time it takes to complete this cycle varies depending upon the temperature and number of hosts available. Fleas can survive in the pupa stage for over a year if there are no hosts available. Then the vibrations of a human or animal walking across the floor will cause the pupa to hatch and spring into action.

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Fleas are the most common transmitter of the rare bubonic plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva can cause serious flea allergy dermatitis in pets and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets, which is why active flea management is an important component of pet care.

If you have not already discovered, you soon will, that most over the counter products just do not get the job done. Most products have problems with a lingering odor. In using a commercial fogger, you will discover they leave an oily residue on your counters and can contaminate uncovered food and utensils. The cleanup after such a treatment is very time-consuming.

PLEASE CALL TODAY 541.915.7581 for fast results you can depend on.

Eugene Flea Control Company

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Merle JacksonI am Merle Jackson owner and operator of Merle’s Pest Control. I am here to help you resolve your Eugene flea control problem by using products and technology that will not leave an oily residue. And there is virtually no lingering odor. In some cases, you can be at home while I treat for fleas. Now isn’t that convenient? No odor, safe and effective materials and servicing done at your convenience, now that is a plan that works!

For a safe solution to your flea problem call me (Merle Jackson) today at 541.915.7581In addition, I will provide you with a program that will bring a solution to your toughest pest and insect problems. We are always available to answer your questions and to address any concerns you may have about materials used or application methods performed. I will always give you honest, practical and effective answers.

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If you have seen any of these lately call me, Merle Jackson, and I will help you safely regain control over your home environment.

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