Indoor Fleas

If your house is mostly carpeted, preventing flea infestation is relatively easy. Simply treat all carpeted areas and upholstered areas with a granulated powder. The powder targets the larvae stage of the flea. It is less toxic than table salt making it one of the safest products available for indoor use. Our powder is guaranteed for a full year after the first seven weeks.

How does it work so well? It falls to the mat of the carpet where the eggs and larvae are located, and where the vacuum does not reach. The eggs hatch, the larvae eat the powder and die. If you cut off the problem at the source, you will have no more flea infestations. If you have an infestation now, you can apply an adulticide after applying the powder. The adulticide will provide relief from biting fleas, while the powder eliminates the egg and larvae stages. Pets, and humans should stay off treated surfaces until dry. Drying time will vary but usally takes about one to two hours.

Always refer to the label for precautions and specific application instructions.

If your house has little or no carpeting, you can eliminate pre-adult and adult fleas by applying an adulticide containing an insect growth regulator (IGR). Working together, these products will rid your house of egg, larvae and adult stages of the flea. Our products can safely be sprayed on all furniture and floor surfaces including wood. Killing the pre-adult stage will greatly reduce the number of re-treats, however, because no product can effectively kill the pupae stage, it may be necessary to re-treat as needed. Remember, to keep pets, children and adults off all treated surface until thoroughly dry. Always refer to the product label for specific application instructions and precautions

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.

Habits
Fleas can live for about 100 days during which time the females produce 400-500 offspring. Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals, and usually remain on their hosts at all times. These pests use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8″ vertically, which is 150 times their own height. If humans could do this, we would be able to leap over skyscrapers.

Habitat
Fleas infest both household pets and wild animals like opossums, raccoons and skunks. They can also be found on shoes, pant legs or blankets, which can transfer the fleas to new environments.

Threats
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. Flea bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.