Fleas | Micks Exterminating
Professional & Reliable Pest Solutions Since 1973
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Nobody wants fleas in their house, on their animals or on themselves, but fleas can be one of the most difficult pests to get rid of. Once an infestation occurs, a professional is needed immediately to exterminate them.


Fleas bite both people and pets which in some cases create severe allergic reactions. Fleas account for over half of all dermatological conditions requiring a veterinarian. Often times the customer complains about being bit, generally around the ankles. Finding and identifying fleas on the pet or in the home is very important!



  • 1.5 to 3.3 mm long in size
  • Dark colored
  • Wingless,
  • Jump and move very quickly
  • Signs of Bites include raised, red bumps


Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 11.54.02 AMHome Preparation before treatment

  • The pet should be treated by a veterinarian in conjunction with the home, preferably on the same day.
  • Remove all stored items from floors, under beds, and closets to make treatment accessible. Comforters and sheets should be washed and dried.
  • Remove pet food and water dishes. Cover and disconnect fish tanks and remove other pets.
  • Wash, dry-clean, or destroy all pet bedding.
  • Vacuum Daily- Vacuuming before and up to 10 days after treatment removes eggs, larvae, and stimulates adults to leave their chemical resistant cocoons. Seal and discard of vacuum bag outside.
  • People and pets should be out of the house for at least 4 hours after treatment.


Treatment for Fleas:

Mick’s Exterminating will treat pet-frequented areas including: Carpeted areas of home, area rugs and concrete floors of unfinished basements. It is important to know that the material will take approximately 2 weeks to work in conjunction with daily vacuuming. A follow-up visit in 21-30 days may also be required.

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