Flea Exterminators in Portland
We Have Pest Control Down to a Science
If there is one thing that fleas were created to do, it's to survive. Fleas are notorious for being difficult to get rid of, whether they are on your pet or in your home. At Halt Pest Control, we combine years of experience with modern research to eradicate fleas from your home. Furthermore, we provide you with a plan that can help you prevent future infestations, especially if you have pets in your home.
Our pest control company in Beaverton conveniently serves Portland, Lake Oswego, and Vancouver, WA, as well as all of the surrounding areas. To learn more, call us today or contact us online.
What Makes Fleas so Difficult to Get Rid of?
Fleas are truly a marvel of nature, possessing attributes that make them hardened survivors. First, they are able to travel quickly, having the ability to jump up to five feet horizontally and one foot vertically. Secondly, they reproduce at an astounding rate, with a female flea being able to lay 20 eggs at a time. This can amount to hundreds of thousands of eggs during the flea's lifespan. Next, fleas are difficult to detect, with only one in a hundred being visible to the human eye. Possibly the most frustrating thing about fleas is that they can survive for two months on just one meal.
The Flea Life Cycle
Fleas go through four stages in their life cycle, making it difficult to combat them. This is also one of the reasons why it is difficult to detect a flea with the naked eye. Our flea exterminators in Portland are able to evaluate your home for fleas, finding the best solution for you and your family while educating you on how to avoid future infestations.
The four stages of a flea's life cycle are as follows:
- Eggs: If a female lays her eggs on a pet, they can travel through your home, falling off the pet and into various rooms and furniture
- Larva: This stage takes anywhere from a few days to a week
- Pupa: In this dormant stage, fleas can sense when there is a food source nearby and will leave the pupa in search of it
- Adults: In this final stage, fleas are programmed to do two things, eat and reproduce
Fleas can multiply rapidly, creating an unpleasant environment in your home. Give us a call at (503) 822-6555 to learn how our Portland flea exterminators can help.