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Southwest Florida has the perfect climate for fleas and ticks to thrive

Unfortunately, Naples and Southwest Florida has the perfect climate for fleas and ticks to thrive in your home environment.

Bloodsucking fleas and ticks are generally introduced into your home by your dog or cat. Fleas are more common than ticks. These creatures lay up to 50 eggs in a short period of time that can result in over 400 bites a day. Both fleas and ticks are known carriers of life-threatening diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Though flea and tick medication may eradicate the presence of live fleas and ticks in your household, eggs are likely waiting to hatch throughout your home.

Fortunately, Personalized Pest Control, Inc. has the most effective flea and tick program available. Our program involves providing 2 treatments within 7-10 days of each other to stop the life cycle. The first line of defense for ticks or fleas, is to consistently treat the animal using flea/tick prevention and control medication. Secondly, the home must be treated both inside and outside thoroughly, including areas where your animal dwells.

Ticks in Florida may seem like an issue, but once we can provide you with our superior bug services, it should not be an issue for any homeowner.

This will include treating the interior and exterior areas of your home.

bug life cycle
fleas and ticks on a dog

How to Prepare for a Flea and Tick Treatment:

Taking each of the following steps is the ONLY effective means to eliminate fleas and ticks from your property. Treatment of both the inside and the outside of the home environment, partnered with treatment of the animal, WILL solve your flea/tick problem.

Preparation Of The Home

  • Interior: Pick up as many items off the floor as possible -- shoes, toys, clothes, etc. Make sure bedding is not touching the floor as well. Turn sofa cushions sideways. Mop kitchen and bathroom floors. Vacuum all carpet areas and throw the bag away outside of the home. Please do not mop or vacuum for at least 3 days after treatment.

  • Exterior/Lawn: Pick up any equipment, tools, toys, etc., lying in the lawn. If you need to mow the lawn, please do so before we treat the lawn. Please do not mow or water your lawn for at least 48 hours.  

  • We recommend vacating the home for at least two hours after the treatment has been rendered.

Care Of The Animal

  • On the day of your appointment, it will be necessary for your animal to be properly treated for fleas and ticks as well. This may include a flea bath followed by a flea prevention treatment as recommended by your vet. Your pet will then need to be out of the treatment area for at least two hours after the treatment occurs.

  • After treatment has occurred in the home environment, your pet should remain on a flea prevention treatment program as outlined by your vet to prevent re-infestation. Fleas require a host to live and breed, and if your pet is properly treated, the fleas will not survive and the life cycle will be broken.

Ticks can carry disease that are deadly not only to animals, but humans as well. Early detection is key in getting this pest under control

How a small cluster of fleas can appear on your household pet. It’s important to check your pet(s) frequently for signs of small pests including the popular, ‘Flea Dust’

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