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Foundation Pest Control offers expert pest management solutions for homes and businesses in Memphis and surrounding areas. Serving our community with eco-friendly treatments, we ensure a pest-free environment using advanced technology and personalized service. Trust us for efficient, reliable pest control in Memphis, Arlington, Lakeland, Germantown, and Collierville.

9817 Huff N Puff Road, Suite 3 Lakeland, Tennessee 38002
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Are you struggling with fleas in your home? Foundation Pest Control is here to help. Fleas can be a significant nuisance and pose health risks to both humans and pets. This guide will provide you with essential information on how to identify, prevent, and eliminate fleas, ensuring your home remains a comfortable and safe environment.

Introduction to Fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects known for their ability to jump long distances and their parasitic relationship with mammals and birds. They feed on the blood of their hosts, causing itching and discomfort. Fleas can also transmit diseases and tapeworms, making them more than just a minor annoyance.

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Identifying Fleas

Understanding what fleas look like and recognizing their signs can help you take prompt action. Here are the key characteristics and indicators of a flea infestation:

Appearance: Fleas are about 1/8 inch long, with flat bodies that are usually dark brown or black. They have strong legs adapted for jumping and piercing mouthparts for feeding on blood.

Bites: Flea bites appear as small, red, itchy bumps, often in clusters or lines. They are commonly found on the ankles, legs, waist, and armpits in humans, and around the neck, belly, and base of the tail in pets.

Flea Dirt: Flea dirt, or flea feces, looks like tiny black specks and can be found on your pet’s skin, bedding, and areas where your pet spends time. If you place these specks on a wet paper towel, they will turn red, indicating the presence of digested blood.

Eggs and Larvae: Flea eggs are tiny, white, and oval-shaped. They can often be found in your pet’s bedding, carpets, and furniture. Larvae are small, worm-like creatures that hatch from the eggs and thrive in dark, humid environments.

Signs of a Flea Infestation

Recognizing the signs of a flea infestation early can help you address the problem before it becomes severe. Here are some common indicators to look out for:

Excessive Scratching: If your pet is scratching, licking, or biting its skin more than usual, it could be a sign of fleas.

Hair Loss: Flea bites can cause hair loss and irritated skin on your pets.

Restless Pets: Fleas can cause significant discomfort, making your pets restless and agitated.

Flea Dirt: Finding flea dirt in your pet’s fur, bedding, or around your home is a strong indicator of an infestation.

Bites on Humans: If you or your family members are experiencing itchy bites, particularly on the lower legs and ankles, fleas may be the culprit.

Preventing Flea Infestations

Preventing fleas involves maintaining good hygiene and taking proactive measures to protect your pets and home. Here are some effective prevention tips:

Regular Pet Grooming: Regularly bathe and groom your pets using flea control products recommended by your veterinarian.

Clean Your Home: Vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture frequently to remove flea eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. Dispose of the vacuum bag or empty the canister outside to prevent re-infestation.

Wash Bedding: Wash your pet’s bedding and your own in hot water to kill any fleas and eggs.

Yard Maintenance: Keep your yard clean and free of debris. Mow the lawn regularly and trim bushes to reduce flea habitats.

Flea Preventatives: Use flea preventatives on your pets year-round, such as topical treatments, oral medications, or flea collars.

FAQs About Fleas

How can I tell if my pet has fleas?
To check if your pet has fleas, use a fine-toothed flea comb to inspect their fur, especially around the neck, tail, and belly. Look for adult fleas, flea dirt, and any signs of bites or irritation. Additionally, monitor your pet for excessive scratching, licking, or biting.

What is the best way to treat a flea infestation in my home?
To treat a flea infestation, start by thoroughly vacuuming all carpets, rugs, and furniture to remove eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. Wash all bedding in hot water. Treat your pets with vet-recommended flea control products and consider using flea sprays or foggers for your home. Repeat the process regularly to ensure all life stages of fleas are eliminated.

How can I prevent fleas from coming back?
To prevent fleas from returning, maintain a regular grooming and cleaning schedule for your pets and home. Use flea preventatives year-round, vacuum frequently, and wash bedding regularly. Keep your yard tidy and treat outdoor areas if necessary.

Can fleas transmit diseases to humans and pets?
Yes, fleas can transmit several diseases to humans and pets, including tapeworms, murine typhus, and cat scratch fever. They can also cause allergic reactions and severe itching, leading to secondary infections from scratching.

Why do fleas come back after treatment?
Fleas can come back after treatment if all life stages (eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults) are not effectively eliminated. Flea eggs and pupae can survive in the environment and hatch later, causing re-infestation. Consistent and thorough treatment, along with regular preventive measures, is crucial to breaking the flea life cycle.

Why Choose Foundation Pest Control?

Choosing the right pest control service is crucial for effectively dealing with fleas. Here’s why Foundation Pest Control is your best choice:

Expertise: Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in dealing with flea infestations. We stay updated on the latest treatment methods and industry best practices.

Customized Solutions: We understand that every infestation is unique. Our team assesses your specific situation and tailors the treatment plan to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Safe and Environmentally Friendly: We prioritize the safety of your family and pets. Our treatments are environmentally responsible and comply with all safety regulations.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: We stand by our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee. If fleas persist after treatment, we will return to address the issue at no additional cost.

Comprehensive Flea Control Services

At Foundation Pest Control, we offer a range of services tailored to effectively eliminate fleas and prevent future infestations. Our approach is thorough, safe, and designed to give you peace of mind.

Flea Inspection

Our certified technicians perform detailed inspections to detect flea activity and identify potential problem areas. We thoroughly check common infestation sites, including pet bedding, carpets, and furniture, to develop a targeted treatment plan.

Flea Control

We use a combination of proven methods to eliminate fleas from your home, including:

  • Flea Treatments for Pets: We recommend and provide effective flea control products for your pets, including topical treatments, oral medications, and flea collars.
  • In-Home Treatments: We apply safe and effective insecticides to key areas in your home to eliminate fleas and prevent their return.
  • Yard Treatments: For severe infestations, we treat outdoor areas to reduce flea populations and prevent them from entering your home.

Flea Prevention and Monitoring

After eliminating fleas, we help you implement strategies to prevent future infestations:

  • Education: We provide you with information on how to avoid attracting fleas to your home, such as maintaining cleanliness and using flea preventatives.
  • Regular Inspections: Regular follow-up inspections ensure that fleas have not returned and help catch any new infestations early.

Get Professional Help For Fleas

At Foundation Pest Control, we offer comprehensive flea inspection and treatment services. Our experienced technicians use advanced methods to detect and eliminate fleas, ensuring your home is safe and comfortable again. Don’t let fleas disrupt your life—reach out to us today for a consultation.


What Our Clients Say

  • Excellent service. I am really pleased with the results we have.
    Regina Porter
  • Prompt, affordable, courteous, knowledgeable, professional and thorough are just a few words to describe how I feel about this company's termite service. Finally found someone who would take on a part stucco home when no one else would! Have used them for several years and couldn't be more satisfied!
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  • Every single one of these five stars are earned by this company. And all the good reviews about Jodie is also warrantied. He's an owner that takes great pride in his customer's guarantee. He does something that's very rare these days, he seems to care more about the happiness and satisfaction of his customers than making a quick buck...Thank you Jodie for all the extra time you gave in making me feel comfortable with the necessary work. GOOD JOB!
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  • I had an unexpected bed bug issue from travelling, and the Foundation Pest Control team gave me a competitive quote within 24 hours, and arrived to treat my house in two days. I had a new baby so the team even offered to assist me with putting mattress covers on the beds. I could not have asked for a better experience given the situation.
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  • I have been using Foundation Pest Control for over a year now with great results. The staff is very professional, attentive and has expert knowledge in the field. I am very happy with the results I have seen and will continue to use them with my future pest control needs.
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  • Jody and Foundation Pest Control saved a closing I was handling as a real estate closing attorney. We needed a Termite Clearance Letter the morning of the closing and he rescheduled what he was doing to get it done. He is the best!
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  • Foundation has done an excellent job of taking care of us as both a commercial and residential client. A representative is always here at the scheduled time and is well liked by our entire staff. Foundation works on our schedule, and never complains when we have questions or special requests. Their level of service far exceeds any other pest control company we have worked with in the past. I would highly recommend Foundation Pest Control for treatment/service of any home or business.
    Stephen Simpson
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