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Fleas Ticks Control

Fleas and Ticks Control in South Florida is an important aspect of life. Fleas and Ticks can arise from cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and are frequently encountered in many homes.  Dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) look like cat fleas, but are rare in Florida. Sticktight fleas (Echidnophaga gallinacea) can become a problem when pets frequent areas near poultry. Female sticktight fleas firmly attach themselves around the ears and eyes of their host.

Fleas Ticks Identification

Adult fleas are no larger than 1/8 inch long, so it is difficult to see a number of the characteristics used to describe them. These reddish-brown, wingless insects are laterally compressed, so they look as if they are walking on edge. Cat fleas have both pronotal and genal combs. They have piercing-sucking mouthparts through which they obtain blood meals from their hosts.

Life Cycle of Fleas

Unlike most fleas, adult cat fleas remain on the host where feeding, mating, and egg laying occur. Females lay about 20 to 50 eggs per day. Cat flea eggs are pearly white, oval, and about Fleas Ticks Control South Florida1/32 inch long. The eggs are smooth and readily fall from the pet and land on surfaces such as bedding and carpeting in the animal’s environment. They hatch in about 2 to 5 days.

Flea larvae are no larger than 3/16 inch long, hairy, and wormlike with a distinct, brownish head but no eyes or legs. The larvae feed on dried blood and excrement adult fleas produce while feeding on the pet. Larval development is restricted to protected places where there is at least 75% relative humidity. The larvae feed and crawl around for 8 to 15 days before building small, silken cocoons in which they pupate and develop into adults. Debris, such as pet hair or skin or carpet fibers, usually covers the pupae, providing visual camouflage.

Flea larvae develop more quickly at higher temperatures, preferring areas that are 70° to 90°F. At cool temperatures, fully formed fleas can remain in their cocoons for up to 12 months. Warm temperatures and mechanical pressure caused by walking on or vacuuming carpet stimulate emergence from the cocoon. At normal room temperatures, the entire life cycle can occur in about 18 days.

An adult cat flea generally lives about 30 to 40 days on the host. When normal grooming activity is restricted, 85% of adult females survived for 50 days. You can find fleas on pets throughout the year, but numbers tend to increase dramatically during spring and early summer when conditions favor larval development; you will need our services for Fleas and ticks Control in South Florida.

Specialized Pest Control will complete a full assessment of your situation to rid you of Fleas and Ticks by control in South Florida programs in your home, making the necessary preparations, and following through to ensure you're rid of these nasty creatures.

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1120 NE Miami Gardens Dr.
Miami, Florida 33179
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Broward County Residential and Commercial Fleas Ticks Control and Management
  • Boca Raton
  • Coconut Creek
  • Cooper City
  • Coral Springs
  • Dania Beach
  • Davie
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Lazy Lake
  • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  • Lauderhill
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Margate
  • Miramar
  • North Lauderdale
  • Oakland Park
  • Parkland
  • Pembroke Park
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Plantation
  • Pompano Beach
  • Sea Ranch Lakes
  • Southwest Ranches
  • Sunrise
  • Tamarac
  • Weston
  • West Park
  • Wilton Manors
Palm Beach County Residential and Commercial Fleas Ticks Control and Management
  • West Palm Beach
  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Wellington
  • Jupiter
  • Lake Worth
  • Palm Beach Shores
  • Bella Glade
  • Atlantis
  • Greenacres
  • Pahokee
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Riviera Beach
  • South Bay
  • Jupiter Inlet Colony
  • Briny Breezes
  • Cloud Lake
  • Glen Ridge
  • Gulf Stream
  • Haverhill
  • Highland Beach
  • Hypoluxo
  • Juno Beach
  • Lake Clarke Shores
  • Lake Park
  • Lantana
  • Loxahatchee Groves
  • Manalapan
  • Mangonia Park
  • Ocean Ridge
  • South Palm Beach
Miami Dade County Residential and Commercial Fleas Ticks Control and Management
  • Aventura
  • Bal Harbour
  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • Biscayne Park
  • Coral Gables
  • Cutler Bay
  • Doral
  • El Portal
  • Florida City
  • Westchester
  • Coral Terrace
  • Country Club
  • Country Walk
  • Fisher Island
  • Fontainebleau
  • Gladeview
  • Glenvar Heights
  • Golden Glades
  • Westwood Lakes
  • Fisher Island
  • Golden Beach
  • Hialeah
  • Hialeah Gardens
  • Homestead
  • Indian Creek
  • Kendall
  • Key Biscayne
  • Medley
  • Goulds
  • Homestead Base
  • Ives Estates
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Kendall
  • Kendall West
  • Leisure City
  • Westchester
  • Westview
  • Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miami Lakes
  • Miami Shores
  • Miami Springs
  • North Bay Village
  • North Miami
  • North Miami Beach
  • Naranja
  • Ojus
  • Olympia Heights
  • Palm Springs North
  • Palmetto Estates
  • Pinewood
  • Princeton
  • Richmond Heights
  • Richmond West
  • Opa-locka
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Pinecrest
  • South Miami
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Surfside
  • Sweetwater
  • Virginia Gardens
  • West Miami
  • South Miami Heights
  • Sunset
  • Tamiami
  • The Crossings
  • The Hammocks
  • Three Lakes
  • University Park
  • West Little River
  • West Perrine
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