Flea Control in New Braunfels & Canyon Lake
Protect Fido before the flea can get to him!
Fleas are the source of many expensive veterinary visits and uncomfortable pets. So what do we know about them? And how can we keep them from biting our pets?
Fleas are small flightless insects that survive off the blood of a larger host such as birds, rodents, cats, dogs and even humans. Because fleas do not have wings, they jump to attach to their host and begin feeding on blood instantly. Some species of the flea breed all year round, while others synchronize their breeding activities with that of their hosts or with local environmental factors and climate conditions.
The flea goes through a four life-cycle like the mosquito: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The goal of the flea adult is to find their blood meal and reproduce. Female fleas can lay 5,000 or more eggs over their lifetime, which is typically 2 or 3 months and they lay their eggs directly on the host themselves. The eggs may then hatch on the host, where they can then fall off onto the ground. Read our Five Flea Facts to learn more about what makes the flea such a nuisance.
How can you keep the fleas out of your yard?
It’s easy! At Mosquito Squad, we use a product that has a 21-day residual effect that will continue to eliminate fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes for three weeks. Because fleas don’t breed in specific areas, we’ll treat your entire property from the grass on your lawn to the underside of the leaves on the trees. Our goal is to coat your property in our treatment to ensure you’ll have proper coverage to eliminate fleas for weeks.
What is the difference between the topical treatment and the yard treatment?
There are several differences between the topical treatments used to kill fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes but the main difference that stands out is when the insect is eliminated. When a topical treatment is used on cats and dogs, the insect must first bite their host to then, later on, be eliminated. When our treatment is used, the insect is eliminated on contact with that blade of grass, leaf or any other areas of foliage fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are found. We will help relieve your cats and dogs from the bites of these insects altogether.
If you’ve been having an increasing issue with fleas on your property and are looking for relief, give Mosquito Squad of South Central Texas a call at (830) 254-5176. We’ll discuss your issues, and how we can help you and your pets get freedom again.