Flea Extermination

Flea Extermination & Control in Columbus, Ohio

At Advanced Pest Control, we specialize in both commercial and residential extermination and can help get rid of your flea problem at your home or business. We have proudly been serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Our team of experts will provide you with a free estimate to determine the best strategy for solving your flea problem.

Flea Exterminators

Fleas are parasites that feed on humans and other warm-blooded animals. When you have a flea problem, you and your pets serve as the host. Most of the time, fleas prefer nonhuman source for feeding, but if infestations are heavy, or when other hosts are not available, fleas will feed on humans. Fleas usually require warm and humid conditions to develop.

Fleas are small, wingless and about 2.5 mm long. Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur. A flea can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically and 14 to 16 inches horizontally with their long and powerful legs.

Flea eggs will hatch on the ground, in rugs, carpet, bedding, upholstery or cracks in the floor. Most hatch within two days.

Flea infestations require multifaceted treatment plans. Addressing only a pet’s infestation or individual flea bites will not prove useful for ridding your home of fleas. Effective flea control should encompass both chemical and physical methods and should be conducted on your pet as well as inside and outside of your home.

The best time to start a flea control program is in the late spring, before an infestation, since adult fleas comprise only 5% of the total flea population. To contain an active flea infestation, fleas must be controlled at every stage.

Eggs are laid on the pet and drop off as it moves. All affected pets should be treated and removed from the premises for 4 to 6 hours. Remove birds from the home if you are using liquid insecticides or aerosols. Cover or remove fish, and turn off the tank pump.

Advanced Pest Control is a company local to Columbus, Ohio that delivers results efficiently and effectively in removing fleas, termites, bed bugs or any other pests in and around your home.