Before a Service
Please clear as much of the floor area as possible, especially the carpet, as that is where the larvae usually live.
Please cover and fish tanks and make sure your pets are outside.
Take all children’s toys, shoes, clothing and books of the floor.
This includes picking up items from floors inside closets and under beds.
Strip all bed linens and wash in hot water.
Remove all caged pets (birds, reptiles, hamsters) before service is rendered.
Cover and store any open food products, dishes or utensils before service is rendered.
Be prepared to leave your home or apartment during treatment and until insecticide is thoroughly dried. This will be approximately 3 to 5 hours, or the time advised by your pest control operator.
Wash all pet bedding in hot water or destroy it.
Vacuum all carpeting and mop wood and tile floors, including along walls and inside closets.
Clean or vacuum furniture, especially between and under cushions.
Dispose of vacuum cleaner bag in a trash container outside your home, close tightly. If using a vacuum with a re-usable bag, empty contents into container outside your home, close tightly, and discard. Wash reusable bag in hot water.
We recommend that you leave your vacuum out for us to treat as well.
Have them treated for fleas by a veterinarian. If you plan to treat the animal yourself, it is essential that all label directions be followed and that you use only products specified for the species of animal on which the product is to be used. (See About Veterinary Medicine for more information on this treatment.)
It is critical, however, that pets be treated at the same time as the home, so that neither reinfests the other afterward.
Cover fish tanks with wet towels and turn off pumps until reoccupying home.
If the yard also is to be treated, the same steps as directed for in the home must be followed – that is, wash all pet bedding in hot water or destroy it, pick up all toys and items from the lawn and areas to be treated.
Remain out of home until insecticide has dried thoroughly (3 to 5 hours, or as advised by your PCO). It is essential to allow this time and ensure that the home is completely aired out before allowing sensitive individuals, such as small children, or vulnerable pets back into the home.
To give the treatment time to work, do not clean carpet or floors for at least two weeks after treatment.
You may like to put a flea collar inside the vacuum for extra protection.
A vacuum is a perfect breeding area for fleas and if missed the problem can reoccur.
After treatment please do not vacuum your premises for five to ten days.
You should allow pets to roam the premises freely AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED.
Fleas are more inclined to jump on to an animal host like a cat or dog rather than humans.
Every effort is made to ensure only ONE treatment is necessary. In some cases an infestation is so bad several visits are required.