For the best chance of first time success when having a flea treatment
performed and for the safety, comfort, and health of all concerned, the
following should be observed.
1) The first is a water based, odorless Adulticide that is applied to the
carpeting, flooring, and other likely areas where adult fleas will
2) Growth-regulator is used because it is designed to give more long term
control. It inhibits the development and reproduction of larval
material is mixed in with the water based Adulticide that is
applied to the
3) A fogging material is released inside the home. This will cause the fleas
the base of the carpet or in furniture to emerge and come in
the water based spray that was initially applied.
Flea treatments are not covered under the Tri-Annual program. Treatments are
done on a Single Service basis and have a 90 day guarantee. Call our office
today if you think you have a flea problem in your home.
Flea Treatment Guidelines
Environmentally Friendly Pest Control
Rolling Meadows 847-577-0740
The following is a brief description of how your home will be treated and
the 3 materials that will be used.
a As soon
as practical prior to treating the home for fleas all
carpeting, flooring, upholster, and mattresses should be
thoroughly vacuumed. Use a clean vacuum cleaner bag to
the best suction. Dispose of the bag by sealing it
tightly in a heavy
plastic trash bag and placing it in a trash
can outside of the
house. For extra control, place a piece
of an over the counter
flea collar on the inside of the
vacuum bag to kill any live
fleas caught in the bag.
All sheets, blankets,
and other bedding should be washed
detergent and the hottest water the fabrics can tolerate.
Clothing, throw-rugs, and other textiles on or close to the
also be washed or dry-cleaned. Since you
will need to be out
of your home for a few hours following
the flea treatment we
recommend you use this time to take
these items to a
Laundromat for cleaning.
Make sure the
floor, furnishing, and trim are as accessible
as possible for the pest control technician. This may mean
pieces of furniture on top of larger pieces.
In all cases
when a pet is present in the home the pet
a flea treatment by a veterinarian of other
qualified animal-health professional. This treatment should
be performed at the
same time that your home is being
treated. Your veterinarian may also wish to prescribe one
of several long-term flea
control medications for your pet.
Before the treatment can be done the homeowner must
pick up loose
items off the flooring as if they were
prepping for a carpet
cleaning. If this is not done the
will not be
able to perform the service.
be necessary for the homeowner to remain out of the
during the treatment and for 2 hours afterwards,
(until the product
is dry). Again, we recommend this time
be used to take larger
items to the Laundromat for