Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks – Columbia SC
If it feels like fleas and ticks are worse now than in decades past – that’s because they are! However, your yard can be a safe haven against these tiny menaces when you use professional flea and tick control services.
Our Outdoor Flea and Tick Control Method
The first step in preventing fleas and ticks is assessing your lawn for risk factors and fixing them as needed. Tall grass, leaf piles, and other conditions make infestations more likely.
Application of Flea and Tick Spray
Your lawn will be protected with a perimeter insecticide spray – preventing fleas and ticks from entering. If an indoor flea infestation is present, an indoor flea treatment will be applied.
Ongoing Flea and Tick Prevention
To keep your family and pets safe from fleas and ticks we highly recommend maintaining your yard’s protection via monthly treatments.
Peace of Mind: No More Fleas and Ticks
While eliminating 100% of outdoor pests is impossible, the flea and tick population of your lawn will be vastly reduced after treatment, making your yard a safer, more enjoyable place!
What You Get When You Choose Jeffcoat Pest Control
The Right Treatment, Every Time
The best pest control treatments are carefully chosen to specifically target the critters that are bugging you. Our Clemson Extension 7A certified technicians will correctly identify your pests and select the right treatment necessary to see them gone.
Real Customer Service
When you call Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll be speaking with one of our professional office staff – not a robot and not a call-center overseas. We are committed to providing you with amazing customer service alongside our professional pest control solutions.
Fast Results, Less Waiting
Your time is valuable and we respect that! When you work with Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll get punctual service and great results. Our home pest control treatments resolve your pest infestations quickly, letting you go back to enjoying your home!
Your Safety Is Our Priority
We take our responsibility to protect you, your family, and your home seriously. All of our technicians are licensed and insured, and participate in weekly training to stay current on best practices and safe application methods for EPA-regulated pesticides.
Does this treatment eliminate deer tick infestations?
Yes, our tick treatment helps prevent deer ticks, lone star ticks, and dog ticks.
What areas of my property do you treat for fleas and ticks?
We perform a comprehensive perimeter spray that focuses on the areas where fleas and ticks are most likely to dwell, including grassy and wooded zones, around structures, and near places where pets frequent.
Is the treatment safe for my pets and family?
Safety is our utmost priority. The control products that our licensed and trained technicians use are EPA-approved and pose minimal risk to humans and pets when applied correctly. We may recommend keeping pets and children out of the treated areas for a specific duration post-treatment, as advised by our technicians.
How often should I schedule treatments to maintain effective control?
The frequency of treatments can vary based on local conditions and the severity of the infestation, but generally, in the South Carolina Midlands, treatments should be scheduled monthly. In the past it was reasonable to omit winter treatments, but today the American Kennel Club includes South Carolina in its list of states with “year-round” risk for fleas and ticks.
What steps can I take to prevent fleas and ticks in my yard?
Simple preventive measures include maintaining your lawn, removing leaf litter, and keeping shrubbery well-trimmed. Additionally, using flea and tick prevention products on your pets can also minimize the risk of these pests entering your yard and home.
Is there a risk of fleas and ticks migrating back into treated areas?
While our treatments are highly effective, reinfestation from neighboring untreated areas is a possibility. Consistent and regular treatments can significantly reduce the likelihood of this occurring.
Can I expect to see immediate results after treatment?
You should notice a significant reduction in flea and tick activity within 24-48 hours after treatment. However, achieving comprehensive control may take more time and could require additional treatments, especially in severe infestations.
How do I identify a flea infestation?
Identifying a flea infestation can be challenging due to the small size of the pests and their tendency to hide. It is very uncommon for non-pet owners to encounter a flea infestation – although not impossible.
Here are some key signs that could indicate you’re dealing with a flea problem:
- Pet Behavior: One of the first indicators is often a change in your pet’s behavior. Excessive scratching, biting, or licking are typical signs that fleas may be present.
- Visible Fleas: Adult fleas are small but visible to the naked eye. Check your pet’s fur and skin closely, particularly around the ears, neck, and tail area. Fleas move quickly, so you may have to look carefully. Flea eggs are pale colored and at roughly the size of a grain of sand are nearly microscopic, so are not a good diagnostic.
- Flea Dirt: This looks like tiny black or dark brown specks in your pet’s fur or on their skin. It is actually flea feces and can be distinguished from regular dirt by placing it on a wet paper towel; flea dirt will dissolve into a reddish color due to the blood it contains.
- Skin Irritation: In more severe cases, you may notice red, inflamed skin or even hair loss on your pet, typically around the back, belly, and legs.
- Flea Bites: Fleas can also bite humans, leaving small, red, itchy bumps usually around the ankles or other lower extremities.
- Environmental Signs: Fleas don’t just live on your pet; they can also be found in the environment. Check pet bedding, carpets, and upholstery for signs of flea dirt or actual fleas.
What can I do about an indoor flea infestation?
Indoor flea control requires a multi-faceted approach. Here are some steps you can take:
- Pet Treatment: Start by treating the infested pets with topical or oral flea medication as recommended by your veterinarian. This is the primary source of the infestation.
- Thorough Cleaning: Vacuum carpets, upholstery, and pet resting areas frequently. Dispose of the vacuum bag immediately to prevent fleas from escaping.
- Wash Fabrics: Hot wash (140+ degrees Fahrenheit) pet bedding, throw rugs, and any removable furniture covers. The heat will kill fleas in all life stages.
- Professional Help: For severe infestations, our professional pest control experts are able to provide comprehensive treatment options, including treatments that can offer long-term protection.
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