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Fleas

Size:1 to 3 mm
Colour:Reddish Brown
Appearance:Small, wingless, flat insects with three pairs of legs

Flea Treatment


What Does Bugman Do?

Our technicians will treat the exterior of your home. On the interior, we typically perform a mist spray throughout all carpeted areas and focus our treatment and inspection on areas where pets spend most of their time.

Will Fleas Cause Damage?

Fleas themselves do not typically cause significant damage to a home or property. However, their bites can cause discomfort and itching for both humans and pets, and in some cases, an allergic reaction can occur. Additionally, fleas can carry and transmit diseases, such as tapeworms, to pets which can cause health problems.

If left untreated, a flea infestation can also lead to secondary problems, such as excessive scratching by pets, which can cause skin irritations or hair loss. Additionally, fleas can also lead to an infestation of other pests, such as ticks, if not controlled.

In summary, fleas can cause discomfort and itchiness, which can lead to secondary problems if left untreated. It’s important to take steps to eliminate a flea infestation as soon as possible to prevent these problems.

Why Choose Bugman?

We have 30 years of experience in keeping fleas out of your home, and we offer affordable rates with a 6-month warranty.

What is Bugman’s Warranty?

We include a 6-month warranty with our flea treatment, which covers any follow-ups needed to make sure your house is flea-free.

Where Does Bugman Service?

We offer flea treatment across the Fraser Valley, with our main areas of service being Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley & Maple Ridge

Don’t itch any longer; if you start to notice fleas, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help to prevent them from taking over your home.


More Information on Fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects that are known for their ability to jump long distances. They are ectoparasites, which means they live on the outside of the host’s body, and feed on the host’s blood. Fleas are commonly found on dogs, cats, and other domestic animals, but they can also live on wild animals such as raccoons and opossums. Fleas can cause itching and irritation for animals, and can also transmit diseases. In order to control fleas, it is important to regularly groom and treat pets with flea preventatives, as well as keep the living environment clean and vacuumed. It is also important to treat any infested areas with insecticides.

Flea Life Cycle

EggsAdult female fleas lay tiny, white eggs, which can number in the hundreds, on the host animal’s fur or in the surrounding environment. These eggs can easily fall off the host and into the environment, such as carpets, bedding, and other areas where the host animal spends time.
Larvae The eggs hatch into small, worm-like larvae, which feed on organic debris, such as skin cells, flea feces, and other bits of debris found in the environment.
PupaeAfter several days, the larvae spin cocoons and enter the pupal stage. This stage can last anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity.
AdultsOnce the pupal stage is complete, the fleas emerge as adults and immediately begin searching for a host to feed on. Adult fleas can live for several weeks to several months.

Signs of a Flea Infestation

  • Itching and scratching: Fleas bite animals to feed on their blood, which can cause itching and scratching. If your pet is excessively scratching, biting or licking at its skin, it may have fleas.
  • Bites: Flea bites can appear as red, itchy bumps on the skin. In severe infestations, these bites may appear in clusters or lines.
  • Flea dirt: Flea droppings, also known as “flea dirt,” are tiny, dark specks that can be found on your pet’s fur or in its bedding. These specks are digested blood, and when crushed between fingers or on a damp white paper, they will leave reddish brown stains.
  • Live fleas: Seeing live fleas on your pet or in its environment is an obvious sign of an infestation. They can be challenging to spot due to their small size and fast movement.
  • Tapeworms: Fleas can also carry tapeworms, which can cause weight loss and diarrhea in pets. If you suspect tapeworms, check for small, white segments around your pet’s anus or in its stool.
  • Small mounds of dirt near your home – usually found on your driveway or walkway
  • Small mounds of dirt in your house – usually found in or near the kitchen or bathroom.

Do Fleas Bite?

Yes, fleas do bite. They are known to feed on the blood of mammals, including humans, and their bites can cause itching and redness. Flea bites are usually found on the lower legs and ankles but can appear anywhere on the body.

How Did I Get of Fleas

There are several ways to get rid of fleas, including:

  1. Vacuuming and steam cleaning: This can help remove fleas and their eggs from carpets, furniture, and other surfaces in your home.
  2. Using flea sprays or powders: These can be applied to your carpets, furniture, and pet bedding to kill fleas and their eggs.
  3. Treating your pets: Fleas often live on pets, so it’s important to treat them with a flea control product, such as a spot-on treatment or oral medication.
  4. Using an insect growth regulator (IGR): These products prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing into adults, breaking the flea life cycle.
  5. Seal entry points: check and seal the entry points for fleas to enter your home, like cracks and crevices
  6. Consult with a professional exterminator: if you are unable to get rid of fleas, it may be necessary to hire a professional exterminator to eliminate the infestation.

It’s important to note that getting rid of fleas can take time and patience. A combination of these methods is often the most effective way to completely eliminate an infestation.

Regardless of how or why they got in, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll get them out.