Keep Fleas and Ticks Far Away
Flea and Tick Control in DFW
Fleas and ticks are small enough that they can hide almost anywhere—between grass blades, in pet beds, under vegetation, and in carpeting. This makes it difficult to treat them on your own, not to mention frustrating. Rather than trying it yourself, trust our expert exterminators.
When you partner with us for flea and tick control, we will:
- Complete a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home.
- Treat indoors with products that are safe for your family but tough on fleas and ticks.
- Use a pressure spraying system to effectively treat your yard.
- Include an insect growth regulator to prevent re-infestations.
For information on how to prepare for your treatment, check out our Flea Treatment Preparation Guide.
What To Do After Treatment
Fleas go through four stages during their lifecycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Fleas can stay in the pupa stage for anywhere from a week to a year, which makes it easy for fleas to re-infest the same spaces. This is why vacuuming daily for three weeks after flea control is so important! Vacuuming creates vibrations that force the pupae to emerge so they can be eliminated by our treatments.
Other things to do after treatment include:
- Bathing pets weekly to wash off pests.
- Frequently brushing pets to check for fleas and ticks.
- Inspecting furniture and carpets for fleas after vacuuming.
- Calling us if you notice any issues after treatment.
Prevent Fleas and Ticks From Being Brought Into Your Home
Professional treatment is the best way to keep fleas and ticks away, however, there are some proactive steps that you can take. Most fleas and ticks enter your home by being brought in from the yard, so here are a few tips to keep these pests from coming onto your property and lowering the chances that they will migrate inside. Here’s what you can do:
- Remove debris: Brush, lawn clippings, leaves, and other debris create hiding places for fleas and ticks.
- Mow grass short: Fleas and ticks need moist, shady hiding places. Keeping your grass shorter allows the sun to reach the soil and evaporate extra moisture.
- Create a barrier: Laying gravel or mulch around your property line discourages ticks from coming out of the woods.
- Ward off wildlife: Animals like deer, squirrels, and rabbits are potential hosts for fleas and ticks. Keeping the animals out of your lawn prevents pests from hitchhiking in.
As a locally-owned and operated company, we take great pride in helping our community. We’ve provided dependable, affordable pest control across the region since 1993.