Fleas are very small (1/16th – 1/8th inch), flat, wingless, dark colored parasites. They travel from host to host by jumping. Because many species of fleas prefer to feed off of animals, pets are the most common method for fleas to infest a home. Once inside, however, they will often bite and feed off of humans as well. Positive identification of an infestation should be made by a licensed John Jr’s Termite & Pest Control technician.
- All floors treated inside and yard is treated outside.
General Treatment Information:
- You should plan to be out of the house for 4 hours.
- All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 4 hours and out of the yard for 2 hours. Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator turned off or unplugged.
- If anyone has respiratory or other serious health problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first. Please notify the technician if these conditions exist.
How to Prepare:
- Strip the beds and remove slipcovers from furniture. Wash and dry them on the hottest setting that the fabrics can stand. This also goes for pet bedding.
- Have all loose articles (such as toys, slippers, clothing, blankets, etc.) up off the floor, nothing should be under beds. Do not worry about furniture, the technician can reach under/around it with the wand.
- Make an appointment to have your pets treated for fleas by a veterinarian or a professional pet groomer at the same time that we will be treating your home.
- Thoroughly vacuum the carpets, upholstered furniture, etc. BEFORE the service. Immediately dispose of the vacuum bag outside as the insects inside could re-infect the house.
- If possible, vacuum every day for the 14 days AFTER treatment. Again, immediately dispose of the vacuum bag outside as the insects inside could re-infect the house.
- Consider getting carpets shampooed or steam-cleaned 14 days after the final treatment.
- You will need to be out of the house for a 4 hours after the treatment to allow insecticides used to thoroughly dry before re-entry.