The most common type of flea in the St. Louis area is the Cat Flea, a rather deceptive title, considering that they do not affect only cats. Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood plasma of a number of animals, such as dogs, cats, raccoons, squirrels, and even humans. More than an itchy nuisance, fleas can transmit both disease and tapeworm.
Shampoos and sprays are only temporary ways to keep fleas from both you and your pet’s bodies. Individuals killed in this way are typically adults, and the real issue lies in the areas most frequented by affected hosts. This is where eggs accumulate, which develop into the larvae and pupae that perpetuate infestation. As a result, serious flea infestation can only be left to the experts.
Although they’re one of the most inconvenient pests, fleas can usually be eliminated with two treatments. Since our goal is to provide the highest level of quality, eradicating a flea infestation will require cooperation from the customer. For example, all bedding must be stripped. And fewer items on the floor will result in a more effective treatment.
Furniture is also treated, depending on the type and material. Most importantly, people and pets must be out of the home or business for at least four hours. In addition, washing floors should be avoided until advised by a Cogent representative.
It’s also beneficial to follow up treatments by vacuuming at least once a day, disposing of the bag each time. Our company will detail these preparations, and inform you of any unique requirements.