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Professional Flea Exterminator in Canada

Professional Fleas Exterminator
Size:1 to 3 mm
Colour:Reddish Brown
Appearance:Small, wingless, flat insects with three pairs of legs

Unveiling The Bugman Flea Treatment

Implications of Flea Infestations

Although fleas may not induce significant property damage, their presence leads to a range of discomforting issues for humans and pets. Flea bites can trigger itching, discomfort, and even allergic reactions. Fleas are notorious carriers of diseases like tapeworms, posing serious health risks to pets.

Unchecked flea infestations can result in secondary issues such as skin irritations and hair loss due to excessive scratching by pets. There’s also a risk of an invasion by other pests like ticks. Thus, proactive flea eradication is crucial to avoid escalating issues.

What Does Bugman Do?

At The Bugman Pest Control, we leverage industry-leading techniques for efficient flea extermination. Our technicians conscientiously treat the exterior of your dwelling, placing emphasis on regions that are most frequented by your pets. Internally, we administer a meticulous mist spray across all carpeted regions, enhancing the efficacy of our pest control measures.

The Bugman Advantage

Leveraging our extensive 30-year experience, we ensure your homes stay free from flea infestations. Our affordable rates, paired with a reliable 6-month warranty, make us the ideal choice for your pest control needs.

Unravelling The Bugman Warranty

We stand by our services with a robust 6-month warranty, encompassing any necessary follow-ups to guarantee a flea-free household.

The Bugman Service Locations

The Bugman Pest Control offers comprehensive flea extermination services across Canada.

Don’t itch any longer; if you start to notice fleas, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help to prevent them from taking over your home.

More Information on Fleas

Fleas, tiny wingless insects, are renowned for their impressive jumping abilities. These ectoparasites dwell externally on the host’s body, feeding on their blood. While domestic animals like dogs and cats are common hosts, fleas can also infest wild animals like raccoons and opossums. Regular grooming of pets, use of flea preventatives, and maintenance of a clean living environment are paramount to control flea infestations.

The Flea Life Cycle

EggsAdult female fleas lay tiny, white eggs, which can number in the hundreds, on the host animal’s fur or in the surrounding environment. These eggs can easily fall off the host and into the environment, such as carpets, bedding, and other areas where the host animal spends time.
Larvae The eggs hatch into small, worm-like larvae, which feed on organic debris, such as skin cells, flea feces, and other bits of debris found in the environment.
PupaeAfter several days, the larvae spin cocoons and enter the pupal stage. This stage can last anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity.
AdultsOnce the pupal stage is complete, the fleas emerge as adults and immediately begin searching for a host to feed on. Adult fleas can live for several weeks to several months.

Recognizing Flea Infestations

  • Itching and scratching: Fleas bite animals to feed on their blood, which can cause itching and scratching. If your pet is excessively scratching, biting or licking at its skin, it may have fleas.
  • Bites: Flea bites can appear as red, itchy bumps on the skin. In severe infestations, these bites may appear in clusters or lines.
  • Flea dirt: Flea droppings, also known as “flea dirt,” are tiny, dark specks that can be found on your pet’s fur or in its bedding. These specks are digested blood, and when crushed between fingers or on a damp white paper, they will leave reddish brown stains.
  • Live fleas: Seeing live fleas on your pet or in its environment is an obvious sign of an infestation. They can be challenging to spot due to their small size and fast movement.
  • Tapeworms: Fleas can also carry tapeworms, which can cause weight loss and diarrhea in pets. If you suspect tapeworms, check for small, white segments around your pet’s anus or in its stool.
  • Small mounds of dirt near your home – usually found on your driveway or walkway
  • Small mounds of dirt in your house – usually found in or near the kitchen or bathroom.

Do Fleas Bite Humans?

Yes, fleas do bite humans. These pests feed on mammalian blood, leading to itching and redness. Flea bites predominantly occur on the lower legs and ankles, but they can appear anywhere on the body.

The Bugman’s Guide to Flea Eradication

There are several ways to get rid of fleas, including:

  1. Vacuuming and Steam Cleaning: Regular vacuuming and steam cleaning can effectively remove fleas and their eggs from your carpets, furniture, and other home surfaces.
  2. Flea Sprays or Powders: Application of flea sprays or powders can help exterminate fleas and their eggs in your carpets, furniture, and pet bedding.
  3. Treating Your Pets: As fleas often reside on pets, using flea control products such as spot-on treatments or oral medication is vital.
  4. Use of Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs): IGRs prevent flea eggs and larvae from maturing into adults, disrupting the flea life cycle.
  5. Seal Entry Points: To prevent flea entry, check for and seal any potential entry points, such as cracks and crevices.
  6. Consult a Professional Exterminator: If you’re unable to eliminate the flea infestation, consider hiring a professional exterminator.

Remember, flea extermination requires time and patience, and often, a combination of methods delivers the most effective results. Contact The Bugman Pest Control at 604-854-2847 if you suspect a flea infestation, and we’ll ensure they’re promptly shown the exit.