Do I need an exterminator for fleas?

Not always. The need for an exterminator depends on how severe your flea infestation is. You may be able to eliminate fleas yourself if there is a small area being infested such as a pet’s bed or a spot on the carpet.  

However, it should be noted that if you take your pets to your veterinarian and treat them with the recommended oral or spot treatments, you also need to prepare the interior of the home for their arrival to avoid re-infestation. First, remove and replace or thoroughly launder all pet bedding on high heat. Second, vacuum all fabric surfaces and clean or vacuum all floors, decks, stoops, and porches. You can continue this process as many times as you’d like. But, if you’re still experiencing recurrent or a frustrating flea population, it is recommended to call for professional help such as Ohio Pest Control to exterminate the fleas in your home, on your pet, and in your yard. 

Commercial products are very effective and equally safe. Each product is required to meet high standards of safety that do not harm humans, especially young children who might be accidentally exposed to these products.  

DIY treatments, although sometimes effective for small populations of fleas, often cannot produce the same results as a professional exterminator who is trained, licensed, and certified. Not only this, but a professional is most equipt to safely handle professional flea elimination products.  

If crucial procedures are not followed, your infestation may even get worse. While you might think a professional exterminator is too expensive, you might end up spending a lot of money on ineffective products. And more importantly, waste a lot of time as the populations continue to multiply. Fleas can carry diseases and pathogens that can infect humans and pets. Although fleas do not live on people, people can still be bitten by fleas when passing through an infested area.  

Hiring a professional pest control company to take care of a flea infestation is the safest and most effective way to handle fleas. A well-established pest control company like Ohio Pest Control in the Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia areas are trained and experienced to handle any and any pest situation.  

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Locally owned and operated for over 50 years, Ohio Pest Control, Inc. is a family-run pest control company serving Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Using our experience and knowledge, we solve the residential and commercial pest control problems our customers face while providing the personalized service you want

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    1011 Lincoln Street

    Portsmouth, OH 45662

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    740-354-5995

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