Flea disinfestation

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Need to have a flea disinfestation done? Contact Truly Nolen for effective pest control and treatment.

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of cats, dogs, rodents, birds and humans.

Flea disinfestation? It's time to call Truly Nolen!

Once inside the dwelling, they are capable of spreading to garments such as pants, blankets and bedding, carpets and furniture. So even if your pet is properly groomed and dewormed, it is possible that they may need a more thorough flea disinfestation.

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How to know if you need a flea disinfestation

Do you feel itchy and notice redness on your skin? Is your dog or cat scratching all the time, to the point of wounding? A flea infestation is probably the last thing you want.

Start by checking your pet's bedding. Detecting and treating the problem early on can avoid complex interventions and a professional flea disinfestation.

That's why it's important not to ignore the source of the biting and itching. Fleas jump and attach themselves to fur, clothing or animals. Their bite can transmit typhus, bubonic plague, tapeworm and various bacterial infections. It can also cause discomfort, pain, anemia, and in some cases allergic dermatitis.

If you want to put an end to this nuisance and avoid a health problem, contact us! Truly Nolen cares for your health by performing flea disinfestation in any type of space.

How to act after a flea disinfestation

To prevent fleas from returning, follow these steps:

  • Thoroughly clean and vacuum all areas of the house to remove fleas and prevent them from laying more eggs.
  • Wash all textiles that have been in contact with the animals. After washing, wrap the clothing inside a plastic bag for 12 hours to kill the fleas.
  • Bathe all pets and, if possible, shear their fur. Treat all animals with appropriate products.
  • Keep green areas around the house mowed and well-tended to discourage rodents.
  • Thoroughly inspect second-hand furniture, clothing, and packaging.

Some tips for identifying a flea

Fleas are small insects that have shiny dark brown skin and a hard, wingless body. They feed by sucking the blood of animals, especially mammals and birds.

Their hind legs are longer, used to propel them leaps over relatively large distances - a flea can jump up to 200 times its height.

An adult female flea can lay up to 20 eggs per day. When the larva matures, it remains in the cocoon until it senses vibration or pressure. At that point, it hatches and jumps to its new host.

The flea (Siphonaptera) has several species that parasitize specific groups of animals. Thus, fleas that attack cats are different from those that attack dogs and may require different treatment.

How do fleas appear?

Usually, fleas enter the home carried in by pets. If your cat or dog is always scratching, it is likely to have fleas. Take him or her to the veterinarian for proper professional treatment.

If your home has been targeted by mice or other rodents, it is likely that they are the ones who introduced the fleas.

On the other hand, fleas can jump onto people's legs when they walk anywhere without them realizing it, and thus be carried into the home.

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FAQ

A pest is defined as an outbreak of a species that becomes harmful to humans or that disturbs ecosystems, interfering with the balance of a habitat. Pests cause various epidemic diseases to humans and even animals. A pest is usually associated with a high number of a particular species that leads to ecological imbalances and can be composed of insects, mites, birds, among others.
There is often a pest in your home, without it being easily detectable. Many species hide or protect themselves when they sense the human presence, manifesting when we are not there. For this reason, you must pay attention to signs such as feces, marks, food or noisy objects for example. These are small signs that can mean you are in the presence of a pest, even if it is not visible.
Truly Nolen advises you to ask for professional help to ensure that your pest is eliminated. The combination of experience with extensive research and development results in the best protocols prepared to solve any pest problems. The continuous training of our technicians ensures correct execution, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the service, which results in the total elimination of your pest. If you try to do it in an amateur way, you run the risk of not only not eliminating the pest but also making the situation worse.
Yes. Truly Nolen and its research and development team have created a proactive program aimed at identifying and addressing the changes in the behavior of each pest from season to season. For example, in summer insects multiply more than in winter, which requires an adaptation in the pest control service. Products and equipment can be changed, as well as the methods used.
A very common mistake when talking about pests is to believe that the warmer seasons are the only times of the year when they pose a threat. This is not true, many pest species pose a year-round threat. What does exist is a change in behavior from one season to another, which does not mean that protective measures are less necessary. It is important to have pest control during the four seasons of the year so that your safety is always assured.