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The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the most common species of flea in New York. They are extremely small insects that feed on the blood of a mammal host. As the common name suggests, the domesticated cat is the 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.

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. Store bought 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 help is 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 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, too. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.

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, which means that 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 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 plans available in your area.

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