Everyone knows that it is a bad idea to pick up hitchhikers – but what if you can’t help it? Fleas and ticks are just some of those insects who prefer to catch a ride on unsuspecting hosts, being carried to a new home and a hot meal. They might catch rides on pets, other animals and even clothing but once a flea gets a foot in the door, there is no getting rid of them. These pests lay eggs, spread their numbers and use hosts like human juice boxes. Instead of fumbling with inefficient treatments, get the job done right – call Toodaloo! Our highly trained technicians take the bite out of your infestation with our Coquitlam flea removal services.
In the past, flea problems are ordinarily blamed on a household pet like your dog or cat. Unfortunately for pet owners, this is a common way for bugs to travel but it isn’t the only one. Collars and flea control products might deter pests from latching onto Rover but the more time your pet spends outdoors, the greater their risk of picking up one of these tiny intruders. Try as you might to inspect and wash your pet, once these pests latch on, it can feel impossible to let them go. Despite their small size, these insects have a wide reach. Instead of simply sticking to one main point of entry, fleas have gotten creative when it comes to crossing the thresholds of homes and businesses.
In addition to clinging onto dogs and cats, fleas grab onto racoons, mice, rats and squirrels. This means that in addition to the annoyance of having a mouse sneaking around your kitchen or a raccoon rummaging through your trash – these rodents are leaving fleas behind to boot! Having a mouse indoors is bad enough but it is even worse when they bring other pests along for the ride.
There is no better way for pests to stake their claim on a space than to spread their numbers and this is exactly what fleas do. While clinging to fur, long hair or loose fabric, female fleas lay eggs loosely on surfaces. As hosts move around, these eggs are shed, normally collected around soft surfaces like furniture or carpeting and even the space between floorboards or cracks and crevices of flooring. These eggs act as ticking time bombs, laying in wait until they hatch, taking over their surrounding spaces.
Adult fleas are hard enough to spot on their own but flea eggs and larvae might as well be invisible. Before their first blood meal, these insects have an opaque colour to them. Once these pests have eaten, then become engorged, round and darker in colour. Treating these more visible flea populations might slow down an infestation but as long as there are eggs nearby, it is only a matter of time until they are back. Without the proper equipment, it is impossible to track and treat your infestation – so save the headache by calling in a professional.
The only way to get rid of fleas for good is to treat infestations at every stage of the life cycle. Basic pesticides and sprays are designed to kill fleas but often have active ingredients that are harmful to pets as well as children and even adults. Misusing these chemicals can mean serious health risks, so why bother? Toodaloo Pest Control offers up both chemical and non-chemical methods of getting you back to a pest-free environment.
Leaving a single area untreated can mean a rise in populations in no time at all. By using expert tools and a trained eye, our experts ditch eggs and larvae located in even the most difficult areas. Pet bedding, carpeting and furniture are all highly active areas – and you can’t exactly approach these spaces with a flea comb and sprinkling of diatomaceous earth. The pest control specialists at Toodaloo use imaging tools to identify high traffic areas and then treat these spots by combining high heat, steam, vacuums and aftercare techniques. Saying goodbye to flea bites is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Toodaloo for your pest management needs.
Choosing a local pest control agency means getting results when you really need them. Each member of the Toodaloo team is local to your area, so they are committed to getting the best results possible for our communities.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.