Pest control of fleas, requires a good plan! Fleas belong to order the Siphonaptera and are all blood suckers. Fleas transfer disease and are famous for killing thousands of humans historically. Fleas live naturally outside in the grass.
Fleas can live in a home or business WITHOUT a pet such as cat or dog.
HOW DO I KNOW ITS FLEAS?
How do I know it's fleas? If its a small black, brown or tan wingless insects that jumps, that's a flea.
If you havn't seen an insect you can pick up a flea catching device from the hardware shop. Customers have shown me that these work and it lets them know it's actually fleas.
HOW A FLEA TREATMENT WORKS
Often the first thing customers show us are cans empty flea bombs. They tell us that the fleas went away then came back. They then ask what is a flea exterminator going to do that's different? We explain that your flea bomb did actually kill all your fleas, but didn't TAKE OUT the cocoon part of the flea life cycle.
Please see our diagram to left of the page.
Our treatment for fleas is different from a flea bomb by
- Having a Professional grade insecticide.
- Adding in an Insect growth regulator (IGR). This stops the fleas from being able to grow. This is how we treat the fleas in the cocoons. When they hatch and try to grow they perish, breaking the cycle.
- Focusing our treatments in the area where the "host" sleeps. This is where the life cycle of the flea occurs.
FLEA TREATMENT-HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Our flea treatments spray the floor surfaces with particular attention to the areas where the "host (s) " sleep. This often means spraying around and under beds. Please note we do not treat beds, linen or the customers clothing. A customer can treat their linen by doing a hot wash and hot dry with their sheets. A flea treatment is quick and commonly takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
THE FLEA LIFECYCLE DIAGRAM
ARE THE CHEMICALS SAFE?
Customers ask are our treatments child safe, baby safe, dog safe and cat safe? Our treatments for fleas are very low toxicity to humans, children, cats and dogs. We use our flea treatments in a safe method.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT LAST?
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ARE DIY FLEA BOMBS EFFECTIVE?
DIY flea bombs have a number of reasons they don't work. Firstly the home DIYer doesn't have the experience or gear to complete an effective spray treatment. Secondly there's no DIY product that treats the cocoon stage of the flea life cycle. Thirdly the EPA restricts the dosage of DIY products to ineffective levels and also restricts the sale of the most effective chemicals to the public.
ACES pest control is a mid priced company. Pricing depends on if its a business or home, the size and location. Please click on the video pop up for a quote.
FLEA TREATMENTS WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Before treatment take as many items off the floor as possible. Should you be concerned about your linen or clothes please hot wash and hot dry these on the day of treatment. Please treat your dog or cat with a product your vet recommends on the day of treatment. Use your vacuum and hoover the night before as we will ask you to reduce vacuuming for the next two weeks.
Please note we only treat fleas inside dwellings or houses. We do not offer a service to treat fleas outdoors.
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VIDEO ON FAQS ON FLEAS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FLEAS
Q: FLEAS: WHAT PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR FLEAS?
A: Please clear the floors (e.g. clothes electronics) and run the vacuum around the house. Please clear under beds. Pick electronics off the floor e.g. laptops modems. Cover or remove electronics e.g. security cameras. Please put food away, cover pet fish and exclude pets. You need to plan to leave the house for 3 hours to let the spray dry.
Q: FLEAS. HOW DO I TREAT MY PET FOR FLEAS?
A: We do not offer any treatments for pets such as cats or dogs. You need to take the advice of your Vet and use their recommended products to treat your pet.
Q: FLEAS: HOW MANY CALLS FOR FLEAS ARE BED BUGS?
A: Bed Bugs are uncommon in Auckland. 1/10 000 calls for fleas are Bed Bugs
Q: FLEAS: DO YOUR FLEA TREATMENTS MAKE THE FLEAS GO AWAY IMMEDIATELY?
A: YES! Our treatments kill all the fleas present in the house/business. However cocoons can hatch out new fleas. We add in an Insect Growth Regulator ( IGR) to the flea spray. The fleas in the cocoons can take up to four weeks to hatch out.
Q: FLEAS: HOW LONG DOES A FLEA TREATMENT TAKE TO WORK?
A: Our treatments kill all the adult fleas in the house or business immediately. Cocoons if present will all hatch out within 4 weeks. During the first four weeks as the freshly hatched fleas from the cocoons take their first meal and you may get a few bites. They then perish when they try to grow. Bites will stop by four weeks.
Q: FLEAS: HOW MANY FLEA TREATMENT CUSTOMERS HAVE A DOG OR CAT?
A: Commonly customers do NOT have a cat or dog. Mostly we don't know where the fleas come from.
Q: FLEAS: DO YOU OFFER FLEA TREATMENTS OUTSIDE OF HOMES/BUSINESSES?
A: No we don’t offer exterior treatments for fleas
"ACES Pest Control came out to us on a Sunday to help us with fleas in our house. They gave us very good information about the treatment they would use and what we should expect before and after the treatment. Highly recommend - very reliable."