Fleas and Ticks Extermination Service
What is included in the Kanga Fleas and Ticks extermination service?
This service includes a full interior treatment of baseboards, carpets and flooring as well as fogging the interior. We also include a full exterior spray around the perimeter.
How long does an average appointment take?
About an hour.
What makes Kanga’s service better than your competitors?
We provide the most in depth service. We don’t cut corners to save money. We use only the best products on the market.
If you find a better price with a competitor, there is something you should know..
If you find a cheaper price for the exact same service, we will match it and beat it by 5%!
How often should I have a follow up appointment?
Following the initial treatment it is recommended to have 2 monthly follow up treatments.
What are Fleas and or Ticks?
Fleas: (Order Siphonaptera) Fleas are insect pests of human and their pets. While fleas prefer non-human hosts, many can feed on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not available. Fleas are small wingless insects that average 1/12 to 1/6 in. Long but can vary from as small as 1/25 to 1/3min. long. Adult fleas body is narrow from side to side allowing them to move readily between hairs in an animals fur or in carpeting into narrow areas such as crevices and folds of upholstery or even below flooring into sub flooring areas. Adult fleas have piercing sucking mouthparts to penetrate the skin of the host and suck blood. Their long powerful legs allow them to jump as high as 8 in. and as far as 16 in. horizontally. Fleas have light colored eggs that are only large enough to be barely seen. They are frequently laid on an animal but may be laid by adults that have fallen to the ground and because the eggs are not attached to the host it can fall and hatch on the ground in places such as nests or bedding or even in carpets. A female flea will lay a few eggs a day until she has reached up to about 300 depending on the temperature and humidity. These eggs will hatch anywhere from 2 days to a week. Fleas are carriers of parasites or disease organisms.
Ticks: (Order Acarina; Subfloor Ixodida) Ticks are the largest of the arthropod order Acarina. They are practically the only members that can be identified without a microscope. All ticks feed on the blood of vertebrates. Ticks have four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, nymph and adult. Mating usually occurs when adult ticks are on the body of the animal. The female then drops to the ground to deport her eggs. Adult female hard ticks feed only once and lay one large batch of eggs containing as many as 10,000 or more eggs. Some adult female soft ticks will feed several times and lay 20 to 50 eggs after each meal. Because ticks cannot run, hop, fly or move quickly, ticks must climb onto an appropriate object, such as grass or weeds, or up onto fences and sides of buildings to wait for a suitable host to pass by. This is called questing. If you happen to have been bitten by a tick, remove it from your skin as soon as you notice it.