Flea Control Strategies
Step 1 Preparation & Prevention
Discuss the items on the checklist with the homeowner.,
Inspect and identify the “hot spots”. Estimate the square footage to be treated.
Ask the customer to take the pest and leave the premises for the appropriate time.
Step 2 Treatment
Treat with Prescription Treatment bran Ultracide pressurized flea IGR & adulticide at the rate of one can for up to 2,600 square fee. Make sure all “hot spots” are treated thoroughly.
Treat outside “hot spot” areas with Prescription Treatment brand Cy-Kick CS controlled release cyfluthrin.
Clear all floor surfaces of loose items such as magazines, toys and other small articles. Pick up articles on closet floors as well as under beds and furniture.
On the day of the treatment, vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture including under cushions of upholstered furniture. Vacuum wood and tile floors with special attention to grooves and cracks. Pay special attention to wall/floor junctures and all areas frequented by pets. Seal vacuum bag in a plastic bag and dispose outside in a covered receptacle. Clean thoroughly all areas frequented by cats, i.e. table tops, window sills, etc
Locate “hot spots” where pets spend most of their time. If these are numberous, lay a paper towel on each “hot spot” area as a reminder and pick up before treating the area.
Clean basement and garage floors with soap and water if pet spends time in these areas. Pay particular attention to wall/floor junctures.
Wash or dispose of all pet bedding. Cover aquaroims and turn off air pumps.
Remove all pest during treatment. Do not let pets return home until after treatment dries. Recommend that pet be treated by qualified veterinarian.
Plants can remain in home during treatment.
Clean areas around dog houses and other outside areas where pets have access. (Maximum effectiveness of treatment will be achieved if lawn is cut prior to treatment.)
Do not contact food or food preparation surfaces during treatment.
Explain to customers that they may see some fleas for up to two weeks after treatment. This time period is known as the “pupal window.” The residual activity of Ultracide pressurized flea IGR & adulticide in the carpet should overcome the fleas that hatch during this period.
---- by Prescription Treatment (BASF Chemical company) Tech Note