Many people look for a pest control service in Kansas City this time of year for advice on controlling fleas. Milberger Pest Control is here to help. To prevent continuous flea infestation, you must interrupt the flea’s life cycle at an immature stage. For best results, you’ll need to use multiple techniques in order to kill adult fleas and at least one immature stage. Pet grooming and housekeeping procedures are particularly important.
Any pest control service in Kansas City will tell you that pet grooming is crucial to flea control, because they will typically feed, lay eggs, and make food for future generations, all on your pet. Since female fleas lay eggs everyday, it is possible and likely that new adult fleas will be hatching from cocoons every day. That’s why you should try to remove adult fleas from your pet everyday, if possible. This can be accomplished by soaking or bathing and using a flea comb.
Flea eggs drop off your pet before they hatch. Places that your pet frequents, in particular resting and sleeping areas, are prime sites for flea eggs and larvae. The best method of killing flea eggs and larvae without using insecticides is to keep a washable surface under your pet when it’s resting. Towels work well, and should be washed every other day. If your pet rests on your furniture, rug, or wood floor and you don’t want to place a towel there, then you’ll have to vacuum, wash, or steam clean the area.
Outside The Home
Outside dog and cat houses are notorious for breeding fleas. Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City recommends using a plastic pet house for outdoor use rather than a wooden one. This will allow you to wash the inside of the house once a week with a strong water spray in order to kill flea larvae and not worry about mildew destroying the wood.
Eggs and larvae are effectively killed by soaking in water. Therefore, you can destroy these immature stages by soaking outside areas at least once a week throughout flea season. By far the majority of fleas outside will be concentrated around your pet’s shaded resting and sleeping areas. Therefore, Milberger Pest Control service in Kansas City recommends focusing on the particular locations that your pet frequents that are protected from the sun.
Another technique is to spread nematodes outside. Nematodes are very tiny worm-like creatures that naturally live in healthy soil, and there is a particular type of nematode that destroys flea larvae and cocoons. The product is called BioFlea Halt when sold in pet stores, or Interrupt when sold through veterinarians.
When you need a pest control Service in Kansas City, whatever type of pest you’re dealing with, Milberger is here to help. For more information, call Milberger Pest Control at (816) 761-1313 in Missouri and (913) 384-6760 in Kansas. To request a free quote, click here.