Before Treatment: Be prepared to show the technician all problem areas. Make sure that problem areas are cleared of clutter so that the area can be treated properly. People need to be out of the structure during the treatment and afterwards as directed by the product label. Pets will also need to be out of the structure or contained in a room not being treated. Do not use any over the counter or organic pest control products prior to or after our service; doing so may prevent our chemicals from working properly.
• An extremely thorough vacuuming (including under furniture, the furniture and its cushions, and all floor areas.)
• Placing the vacuum bag in a plastic garbage bag and removing it from the house
• Cleaning out under beds, closet floors, etc. The more floor area that we can treat, the better the treatment.
• Picking up all loose articles such as books, toys, shoes, etc. before our arrival.
• Remove all bed linens and launder. Do not put back onto the bed until treatment is completed.
• All clothing must be removed from all closet floors and any open areas. Seal in a bag and properly launder.
• All rooms to be treated must be accessible and unlocked.
• Clean and wash all floors prior to arrival.
• Pest Control technician will need to have access to all furniture, closets and beds for inspection prior to treatment.
If this preparation was not completed prior to our arrival, we will not do the treatment and you may be subject to surcharge to reschedule. It is essential that we have your FULL cooperation in order to rid your home of fleas.
Interior Residual Application:
All flooring surfaces and baseboards will be treated as per label unless floor conditions and surface type permit us from treating the entire area.
What to Expect:
There is something you need to understand about the flea life cycle: they can only be killed when they’re in the larva or adult stage. When they’re in the egg or pupa stage they cannot be killed because they are in a protective casing. Once they hatch, the residual of the material will kill them in a few hours. However, for a few weeks you may see some fleas that have just hatched. You should allow 30 full days for this treatment to work. The material will easily last a couple of months, so it will still be working to kill the fleas. Please note: in a cluttered basement, we will treat as best we can, but fleas can easily hide and survive in boxes and other clutter.
The following day please vacuum again as this will truly help our application by stimulating the fleas in the pupa state to hatch prematurely. It will also remove more fleas from the carpeting and remember to empty or dispose of the vacuum bag after each use over the next few weeks. This will eliminate any fleas hatching late from their pupa cases and any stray fleas brought in by your pet. This will not hinder the treatment as the material bonds strongly to carpet fiber and will not be removed by vacuuming. Do not wash the treated areas with chemical cleaner for 30 days. Do not use any over the counter or organic pest control products for 30 days as doing so may prevent our chemicals from working correctly.
Please be patient and allow the treatment the necessary time to totally solve your problem. It is imperative that you wait 30 days before any re-treatment to allow the materials to do their job. To treat before the 30 days is only putting new material over a treatment that is already working. The label is the law and may limit how often a residence may be treated so that you will not be over-exposed to materials.