How long after treatment does it take for fleas to die?

If you are treating your flea infestation yourself, your flea problem may persist for months and even worsen due to ineffective materials available to consumers. When you decide to seek professional help for your persistent flea infestation, you will need to vacuum carpets every ten days after your professional flea extermination treatment. Then, you will need to remove the vacuum cleaner bag, place it inside of a sealed plastic bag, and place that in an outdoor trash receptacle to ensure the fleas don’t make it back into your home.

It’s important to note that there’s a good chance you may still find fleas for up to four weeks as fleas were likely in different life stages at the time of your treatment. Eggs and pupa may have escaped the insecticide treatment and are now adults. Don’t be alarmed, professional residual control materials are effective for up to four weeks and many IGRs can last for months, long enough to kill all fleas that emerge after treatment.

It is important not to allow flea-infested pets to re-enter treatment areas for at least four hours after treatment or reinfestations can occur. Also, check all entryways to your home to be sure that rodents are not able to get into your home through cracks and crevices in your foundation, holes in vent screens and drainpipes, etc. If mice, rats, squirrels, and other flea-infested animals can enter your home, they may attract feasting insects and spread disease. Excluding pests from your property will keep fleas out of your home and off of your beloved pets.

Not sure who to call for professional flea control treatments? In West Florida, contact the experienced team at Pestwise. With over 10 years of serving Clearwater County homes and businesses, Pestwise is your go-to pest control company for all of your flea control needs.

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