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Expert Phoenix Flea Control
There used to be a rumor floating around town that Phoenix was impervious to fleas because of its distinctly dry desert climate. Even though for years many people believed this to be true, their beloved furry family friends could readily attest otherwise. So rest assured and despite anything you have been taught or told, Phoenix, just like every other location throughout the United States, is indeed a hotbed for fleas.

Phoenix Flea Control Facts
Fleas are a parasite. They survive by feeding on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including human beings. Fleas pierce the skin, inject an anti-coagulant into the bloodstream to prevent clotting, and proceed to suck out the host’s blood. Some of this blood even goes straight through their rectum and helps them lay eggs. Gross, we know.

But we also know that fleas are tricky little pests, because they latch onto furry creatures like dogs and cats while they are playing outside. Once the animal brings the fleas indoors, they are deposited on soft surfaces like carpeting, where they nest and infest at will unless found and exterminated first. Flea bites cause acute irritation, infection, and can even cause the transfer of other parasites including tapeworms. Although some fleas are species specific, this is not always the case.

Their eggs can take between several weeks and months to hatch—and once they do, can cause an instant infestation of epic proportions that results in the need for fumigation…and can include the need to throw away furniture, clothing and even cause the interior of a home to be totally refinished.

Your Fleas Can’t Flee Our Phoenix Exterminators
This is why it is essential that you take every necessary precaution to prevent a flea infestation on your pets and in your home. Yes, flea collars and immunizations for your pets can help, but nothing is as helpful as periodic pest control services to keep your home or business flea free.

We have earned a stellar reputation as a premier Phoenix pest control company for our handling of many invasive critters, fleas included. If you think you might have fleas, our exterminators can come out and help assess the situation for severity—as well as prescribe a treatment protocol to eradicate the problem once and for all.

It is important to stay on top of your pest control services, in order to ensure your home or business stays safe, secure and flea free. Allow the Phoenix pest control exterminator team at Insectek to help you with this task…and never have an itch you can’t sufficiency scratch because of pesky critters like fleas ever again. Please contact us today to schedule your flea control appointment, or with any questions you might have.