The majority of the Real Estate Management companies in New Bern & Havelock, NC require tenants to perform a move-out flea control treatment on the property. This is called a move-out flea spray. The house or apartment and sometimes yard must be treated for fleas and receipt of such Pest Control service must be presented at check-out inspection. The move-out flea treatment should be performed after all house cleaning and carpets are done.
No one will be allowed into the property for two hours, this is to allow flea control treatment to dry.
Flea Facts – Flea Control:
- One flea can lay 50 – 60 eggs a day.
- Fleas are parasites and feed on blood.
- Fleas can live up to 100 days.
- One flea can bite up to 400 times a day.
- A flea can jump 8 – 12 inches.
How Long Can A Flea Live:
A flea can live a year and a half under ideal conditions. These include a good host for feed, temperature, and humidity. Generally, an adult flea will live 2 to 4 months. Without a host for food, a flea might die in just a few days.
In any flea infestation, there are four stages of the flea live cycle present: The egg, larva, cocoon, and adult. While the adult is the most visible stage of flea development, it accounts for only 1% of a flea infestation.
Adult female fleas feed then lay their eggs on a host, up to 50 eggs a day. Their eggs make up 34% of the typical flea infestation. Flea eggs fall off the host into the carpet where they hatch into worm-like larvae after 10 days. Larvae make up the majority of a flea population, as much as 57%. After feeding for 5 – 11 days, they begin to produce a silk-like cocoon and enter the pupil stage. New flea adults usually emerge from the pupal stage in 8 days.
Building a flea trap
Building a flea monitoring trap is easy, place a bowl of water beneath a plugged in night light. Fleas are attracted to the light and will jump into the bowl of water. Once in the bowl, they will be unable to get out. By using this method you will be able to test and monitor if you have a flea infestation.
For the best price for a move-out flea spray/flea control treatment call D & D Pest Control Co. (252)638-1009 for a free estimate.