Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
Much like the dreaded bed bug, fleas are known for latching onto hosts and leaving bite marks behind. These blood-sucking pests are known to latch onto pets as well as other animals and even humans in order to travel. This provides not only a sources of food, but a way indoors where they can grow their numbers and eventually take over. Flea infestations might seem impossible to treat, but an effective Surrey flea removal is right around the corner – literally! Our local Toodaloo technicians are always available to treat infestations with professional care and service.
Fleas are opportunists who live outdoors, lurking in plant life and low traffic areas, waiting for passing wildlife. With countless heavily wooded areas around Surrey, it is no shock that household pets are always picking up fleas. Flea control products, like collars, shampoos and other treatments are meant to keep bugs away but your dog or cat is not their sole mode of transportation. Pet owners are quick to pass blame onto Fido or Fluffy but mice, rats, raccoons and squirrels can also spread fleas and ticks. When these animals approach your property to dig through trash or scope the scene, they drop insects right at your doorstep. These critters might prefer feeding on animals, but they are not afraid to make a meal out of humans, as well. Flea bites are not known to transmit disease per se, but the bites that they leave behind are itchy, red, raised and uncomfortable.
When you suspect that you have a flea problem, it is important to know what to look for. It is not uncommon to spot a bug and misdiagnose it as a bed bug or assume that a simple mosquito bite is something worse. If they are properly fed, adult fleas are reddish brown with a rounded body shape. Before a heavy meal, however, these pests are just about transparent. Before their first blood meal, flea eggs and adolescent insects are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Clearing away adult pests while ignoring other stages of the life cycle is not an effective method of pest control. Instead of struggling with subpar attempts, just call Toodaloo!
When you discover fleas creeping around your home or workplace, you can bet there are dozens more hiding out behind the scenes. On average, flea populations are primarily hidden away. Without property owners ever realizing, soft surfaces like pet bedding, furniture and carpeting can be a metropolis for bugs. In addition to these areas, cracks, crevices and even the spaces underneath baseboards can house the beginnings of an infestation. Adult female fleas deposit egg sacs loosely, usually in soft surfaces or on their hosts. This means that a single flea, on a single dog can spread eggs all across properties. An effective flea treatment will remove not only obvious issues but the more subtle problems as well.
Not all property owners are keen to introduce harsh chemicals into their homes or workspaces. When searching out spray treatments, one look at their active ingredients is enough to send some owners running for the hills. If this is an issue for you, all it takes is one mention to our team of Toodaloo technicians. Heat treatments and high powered, speciality vacuums are used to treat eggs, adolescents and adult populations. By offering up environmentally friendly removal techniques, our experts have something for everyone.
Choosing local pest control means timely services – which is very important when your friends, family, tenants or customers are being used as human happy meals! Instead of being a number on a call sheet, each member of the Toodaloo team thinks of their clients as neighbours and friends. This means never being left out in the cold, waiting for service or needing aftercare! Despite thorough treatments, some infestations are worse than others – particularly in large areas like commercial properties or strata spaces. This is why our pest specialists offer a service guarantee. For any questions or concerns that you might have, there is a Toodaloo expert waiting to provide you with answers and even a free estimate.
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.