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What To Do If You Believe Your Frisco Home Has A Flea Problem

At the first sign of fleas, it's time to sell your house and find a new home. Just kidding. Fleas are a common pest problem—so common that you may think that fleas are not a big deal. But fleas have the potential to present a serious threat to your pets, and to the humans living in your home. Fleas can spread harmful diseases, such as bartonellosis, Murine typhus, tapeworm, tularemia, tungiasis, and the bubonic plague (yes, that's still a thing). The risk of disease is higher if a home has a rodent infestation along with a flea infestation, or if a yard is often visited by wildlife. Wild animals are the reservoir for these diseases. So catching fleas early and eliminating them quickly is important for the prevention of disease. Here are a few tips to help you with your flea prevention efforts.

Watch Your Pets

If your dog or cat starts to scratch, fleas may be the reason. Monitoring your pet's behavior can help with early detection. If you suspect that your pet has fleas, use a comb to inspect for adult fleas or flea dirt. Flea dirt is the black excrement of fleas. This excrement may leave a red stain when squished because it has blood inside.

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The Best Flea Prevention

Contacting a licensed pest control professional, like Adams Exterminating Company is the best way to go. Our pest professionals use EPA approved products that have a residual impact. These products stay active in your home for months, eliminating new fleas that hatch and develop. There is no better way to break the cycle of reproduction.

Ongoing Flea Prevention

Once fleas have been exterminated in your home, it is time to turn your attention to long-term prevention. This is best done through a collaboration between your pest control professional and your veterinarian. If you choose to tackle this yourself, here are a few suggestions.

  • Consider creating a fenced outdoor recreation area for your dog(s). This keeps your dog(s) from exploring areas around your home where fleas are waiting for a host. It also makes it more difficult for wildlife to get into this zone.
  • Take measures to keep wildlife traffic to a minimum around your home. Animals come into your yard in search of food, water, and harborage. Removing these can help to control wildlife activity. Keep your trash in covered containers. Move bird feeders away from your home. Remove lawn clutter and any objects animals can hide in. Keep your landscaping and grass trimmed. Alter conditions that allow for the capture of rainwater.
  • Reduce moisture in your landscaping to make it less hospitable to developing fleas.
  • Purchase flea collars for your pets. While flea collars are by no means the end-all of flea prevention, they are one important piece of the flea-prevention puzzle.
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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • Is your treatment safe around pets?
    Our general treatments are safe around dogs and cats – provided they do not intentionally contact or consume applied materials before they have dried. Certain pets, especially aquatic life and reptiles, are especially vulnerable to some pesticides so it is important to be especially careful while treating when these types of pets are present. We recommend these types of pets, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, and other small animals, be kept away from the treatment area until it is safe for them to return.
  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • I have a baby/toddler… is it safe to have treatment?
    While the products we use are toxic to insects, they pose almost no serious risk to people when used properly. However, it is always advisable to be careful when using chemicals around small children, including pesticides. If you have a small child, we recommend staying away from the treatment area while the service is being performed and then wait until the product has dried.
  • What are your hours?
    Our offices in both Lewisville, TX and Denton, TX are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

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