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What Are Fleas?

The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the most common species of flea in New York. They are tiny insects that feed on the blood of a mammal host. As the common name suggests, the domesticated cat is this flea’s favorite host, but it will infest almost any mammal, including dogs, raccoons, and rodents. An adult flea is only about 1/8 of an inch long, is wingless, and has a very flat body.

Things You Should Know:

  • Fleas can spread many dangerous diseases.
  • They can jump over 6 inches in a single leap.
  • A life span of a flea is about 100 days.
  • A female flea will produce 400-500 offspring during her life time.
  • Flea bites often appear as painful, itchy red bumps.

Why Are They In My House?

The fleas in your home most likely traveled in on your pet. However, you can still have a problem with fleas if you do not have pets. A flea can jump over six inches in one leap; this, along with their extremely small size, makes it easy for them to gain entrance to your home. They are often brought onto your property on infested wild animals.

Are Fleas Dangerous?

The bite from a flea leaves an itchy welt, and fleas have been proven to spread many diseases, including murine typhus.

What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Fleas?

Fleas are extremely difficult to get rid of. Storebought pesticides may kill adult fleas but do nothing to the eggs or larvae nesting in your carpet. Vacuuming does not work, either. In almost every case, professional flea control treatments are needed. Residents in Garden City, New Hyde Park, and elsewhere in New York and Connecticut should contact Parkway Pest Services for fast and effective relief from fleas.

How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?

Fleas are nearly impossible to prevent due to the means by which they enter your property. Wild animals can always introduce more fleas onto your property. A Protection Plan from Parkway Pest Services is the best method of flea prevention available for New York homes and businesses. Contact us today for more information on the pest control plans available in your area.

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  • Is The Treatment Safe?
    Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, meaning treatments are much safer for you and your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting and the exclusion of pests.
  • How Soon Can You Get Here?
    At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.

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Designed to control the basic needs of pest control, this plan effectively protects your home from occasional invaders that are frequently encountered as well as most wood destroying insects. In addition to controlling carpenter ants, cockroaches and other insects and rodents, this home pest control plan includes treatment of yellow jackets within two feet of the dwelling. With our friendly and knowledgeable exterminators on the job, you can say goodbye to ants in the kitchen, mice in the attic and the other pests scattered throughout the house.

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Starting at $55/month*

*Some exclusions may apply
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Customer Testimonials

    “I don’t EVER leave reviews but Shoshanah, was absolutely amazing!”
    “Beyond friendly and professionally she really understood how freaked out we were and felt like she was in it with us the whole way.”
    - Emily W.
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    - Patty M.
    “Amazing company and great service.”
    “They sent a tech the same day and truly saved the day for my Aunt’s home in New York.”
    - D. Hunsaker
    “I LOVE this company. I highly recommend them.”
    “I called Parkway, got Shoshanah on the phone, told her about the problem (she could tell I was a wreck!) Within an hour Steve was here!”
    - C. Petronella
    “Will continue to refer all I know to Parkway! With a push to speak with Ruth!”
    “Had some scheduling issues and with her kindness patience and professionalism sorted it all out!”
    - John D.
    “Parkway Pest provided peace of mind that our pest problem was resolved.”
    “They were on time and informative in formulating a plan to protect my property from future pests. Will call on Parkway Pest for future services.”
    - Michael C.
    “Parkway consistently provides immaculate service.”
    “We are long term customers and appreciate all the above listed highlighted qualities (Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value)”
    - Caroline M.
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    “Handled our mice situation with a professional and personable approach. Thank you!”
    - CJ Z.
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