Flea Instruction Sheet
With over 13 years of experience, Integrity Pest Solutions happily serves Sussex and Kent County areas. We are locally owned and operated and have resided in Sussex County all of our lives. We know the area and we know the types of pests that inhabit our beautiful counties.
FLEA PREPARATION & TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
TIME TO STAY OUT
Remain out of the home on the day of the service for a minimum of four to six hours after the treatment has been completed.
PETS, ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, REPTILES, EXOTIC ANIMALS
All pets should be removed from the home on the day of the service and kept away from serviced areas for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours after treatment has been completed. Pets must be treated on same day as scheduled service. Consult with veterinarian concerning flea treatment for pet, as well as any possible allergies to the chemical treatment provided in the Flea service. Smaller pets and cats may be more at risk to reaction to a treatment and direct contact to all animals should be minimized for the first day of treatment. It is critical that the pet(s) be treated at the same time as the home for successful elimination. MSDS sheets are available to provide you and your veterinarian additional information on the product that will be used for treatment.
Remove all caged pets (birds, reptiles, hamsters) prior to service. Remove or cover fish tanks with a wet towel and turn off pumps until return.
Clear treatment areas as much as possible prior to the service date. Move items away from walls, clear under furniture such as beds, etc. and clear areas that may block access to a complete treatment. Clear out closets.
Vacuum all carpeting on the evening before or hours prior to scheduled treatment and dispose of the vacuumed contents/vacuum bag immediately outside of the home. (Fleas and flea eggs that were vacuumed need to be removed from the home to prevent them from remaining and re-infesting)
Vacuum or clean furniture that pets may have had access to including couches, chairs, beds, etc. Be sure to clean between and under cushions. (Flea eggs drop off pets wherever they go)
Clean all counters, tables, stove in the event that you have an animal that has been in these areas. Cat are known to jump on these areas when the owner is not home. (Flea eggs drop off pets wherever they go)
Sweep and mop kitchen floors, tile floors, hardwood floors (fleas get in cracks), etc. including along walls to remove any possible flea eggs.
Wash all bed linens (blankets, comforters, pillows, sheets, etc.), including pet bedding, in hot water, when possible, and dry on the highest heat setting possible without harm to items. *Care Labels should be checked*
Wash all throw pillows, throw rugs, etc. in hot water, when possible, and dry on the highest heat setting possible without harm to items. *Care Labels should be checked*
Cover or remove all pet foods, dishes and small appliance that are located in open area.
Turn off any pilot lights in stoves during treatment.
Upon completion of the flea treatment, it is imperative that the home be vacuumed thoroughly each day for a period of two weeks. Vacuuming removes fleas, eggs and causes pupae to develop and become exposed to treatment. Dispose of the vacuumed contents/vacuum bag immediately outside of the home.
Continue a treatment program for pets as recommended by your veterinarian in order to avoid another flea infestation.
If possible, keep humidity levels down to approximately 50%. High Humidity stimulates eggs to hatch; Low humidity of under 50% may cause adult fleas and larvae to die and keeps eggs from hatching so can be vacuumed and removed from the home.
For pets that go outside, an outside flea treatment may be recommended. For Exterior Flea Treatments, yards are to be mowed prior to scheduled service. *Note: The shorter the grass, the more effective the treatment will be.* Thoroughly water yard prior to treatment to allow present fleas to hatch and come to surface. Move any obstacles in the yard including yard furniture, hoses, planters, etc.
Although the material used for this treatment is EPA approved and considered safe when applied as labeled, If ill, pregnant or have sensitivity and/or allergies to chemical odors, it is recommended that a physician be consulted prior to scheduling service. It is also recommended to consult the veterinarian concerning pet concerns and sensitivity prior to scheduling service.
It may take up to 30 days for complete management of fleas in order to break the life cycle of the flea. It is not uncommon for residents to continue to see some flea activity after a treatment as fleas emerge from eggs or pre-adult (Pupal) stages. The material used for your flea service has a residual effect and will continue to work as fleas come in contact with the treatment material.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, together we can “Get EM’ before they Get In”.
16992 Redden Rd Georgetown