Flea Pest Control

How we treat:

We’ll use our expert knowledge of flea biology to effectively and safely prevent and protect your home like it was our own. See how.

Free pest inspection. Same day service.

Getting rid of fleas is as easy as 1, 2 and 3

We use a combination of visual inspections and specialized monitoring tools to identify flea hotspots and assess the extent of the infestation.
Based on our inspection we create a targeted treatment plan to eliminate adult fleas and disrupt the flea life cycle.
We’ll offer guidance on evaluating potential sources, thorough cleaning and pet treatments to prevent fleas from coming back.
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Excel’s proven process

Our proven approach to delivering a pest-free, worry-free environment. Guaranteed.
We’ll inspect your home inside and out, and top to bottom to spot current and potential pest problems.
We’ll assess and correctly identify any active pests. Pest species and biology is considered to choose the right treatment option.
We’ve identified your pests, now we’ll treat them using safe and effective treatment methods with only EPA registered products.
Report Back
We’ll provide service reports via email letting you know who was there, what they did, and what happens next.
Monitor and Maintain
We’ll prevent pests from returning with our ‘set it and forget it’ maintenance plan. Keeping you one step ahead of mother nature.
Feel Excel-lent
You’ll feel great and rest easy knowing your home, family and pets are in good hands.

Your neighbors love us.
Pests, not so much.

“I’m definitely as environmentally conscious as I can be…a lot of these companies come out and they say, we’re the professionals, we’ll take care of it. You just cut us a check and don’t worry about the details. The fact that you explain the details matters a lot.”

— Residential customer

“I did talk to a number of pest control companies, and when I considered the value of their being willing to come out anytime I have a problem I went with them. That freedom to just call is very valuable to me.”

— Residential customer
Quick reference

Frequently asked questions

What do fleas look like and why are they concerning?
Fleas are tiny, wingless insects that belong to the order Siphonaptera. Adult Fleas are typically 2.5 mm in size and have a shiny, reddish-brown exterior. They have flat bodies which allow them to move quickly through fur and hair. Their bodies are covered in tiny hairs and they have spines surrounding their head and mouth. Although fleas do not have teeth, they do have a needle-like mouth which is used to pierce through the skin of their host and suck blood. These insects prefer to feed on hairy animals, and are commonly found on cats, dogs, rabbits, mice, rats, squirrels and other animals, both domesticated and wild. Fleas can’t fly, but they can jump long distances, and they commonly jump from one host to another. Fleas are hazardous to the health of both people and pets because they can carry and transmit various diseases and parasites, including tapeworms. Their saliva can cause an allergic reaction in the form of severe dermatitis, and constant itching can lead to infections. Pets may become anemic if they have a severe flea infestation.
Where do fleas live?
Fleas prefer to live in humid, shady areas, although they can thrive in a variety of climates. In the wild they will typically live in debris piles, shrubs, tall grass, weeds, and wood piles. Around the outside of homes and businesses, they may live in places like dog houses, sheds, garages, and outdoor furniture. On dogs or cats, they tend to keep to the back, belly, and neck areas. Flea eggs do not stick to the host, and can therefore easily fall off and land anywhere. Once those eggs hatch, the fleas will infest anywhere in homes and businesses that regularly have human or pet activity.
Why do I have a flea problem?
Fleas are incredible jumpers, and can jump great lengths from ground-level to attach onto their host. This makes it easy for fleas to attach to animals while they are outside and subsequently infest the animal’s fur and sleeping area. When a host carries one or two fleas into the house, it is not long before others follow. Female fleas are known to produce multiple eggs in as little as 48 hours after feeding on their hosts. Since flea eggs are not attached to the host, they can hatch almost anywhere around a home or business. Fleas are also notorious for jumping from one host to another, which is one reason they spread so quickly once inside. Fleas can also be brought inside on used items like furniture or rugs.
When are fleas active?
Fleas are most active during warmer weather, especially in temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In warm states, like Florida, flea season is year round. In areas that experience cold winters, flea season is typically between March and December. Fleas will die out when cold weather arrives unless they have a host to keep them warm.
What’s the best way to prevent a flea infestation?
One way to prevent fleas from entering a home or business is by inspecting your clothing and running a comb through your pet’s fur before returning inside. Keeping long-haired coats trimmed also helps. All pets should either wear a flea collar or, under the guidance of a veterinarian, be treated with a flea and tick preventative such as flea spray, flea medicines or flea shampoos. All bedding, both pet, and human, should be washed regularly, and all carpets and upholstered furniture should be vacuumed on a regular basis. Eliminating outdoor habitats can greatly reduce the risk of fleas entering a home or business. If you believe you have a flea infestation, call EXCEL today to schedule your free home inspection.

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Partnering with us means we’ve got you covered all year long – with free return service visits, anytime. If you need us, call us. We’ll be there. It’s one more way you can Excel and exhale.
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