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Fox Pest Control’s Virginia Beach Flea Exterminator Service

Are you worried your pet has fleas? If your poor cat or dog seems to be scratching a lot, it’s very possible they have fleas living in their fur. Pets track these tiny blood suckers inside your Virginia Beach home which increases your need to exterminate fleas.  Once you have a flea infestation, it’s extremely hard to get rid of fleas on your own. Fox Pest Control wants you to have peace of mind knowing that your family and pets are safe from fleas.

Signs of a Flea Infestation

You might already know you have a flea infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs flea exterminators look for in the Virginia Beach area.

Fleas in Fur

Since fleas are most likely to infest a pet, such as a dog or cat, the first sign is finding fleas in their fur. They usually look like little black dots on their skin and in the fur around their necks and tails, on their belly, and in their “armpits.”

Pet Scratching

Pets with a flea infestation in their fur may scratch excessively. Sometimes, pets scratch so much that they make themselves bleed.

Pet Salivation

In some cases, pets, while grooming, can ingest fleas that carry eggs from intestinal worms (tapeworms). The worms end up inside your pet’s system. This can lead to excessive salivation and little white flecks around your pet’s anus.

Sightings

Though more unusually, you’ll know if you have a flea infestation if you see actual fleas jumping around inside your house, usually on carpet, couches, or other furniture.

Things You Need to Know About Fleas

  • Pets typically pick up fleas before we notice them inside the house. The time pets spend outside interacting with the environment and other animals makes them much more susceptible.
  • These blood sucking insects are around 1-2 millimeters long and may look like a dark speck. If you comb your pet with a flea comb and see dark bugs inside it, you’ll know fleas are present. 
  • Unfortunately, once you see fleas, they’ve probably already started laying eggs, and those eggs mature quickly. In most cases, flea pupae only take two weeks to progress from egg to adult. 
  • Once they mature, they carry dangerous diseases such as:
    • Tularemia
    • Flea-borne Typhus
    • Tungiansis
  • Because of these diseases,  it’s important to diligently prevent fleas before they have the opportunity to lay eggs on your property. 

Helpful Flea Prevention Tips: 

  • Keep grass around the house short and keep the yard free of branches, leaves, and debris.
  • Avoid walking your pet through wooded areas, especially those with tall grass, and check your pet for fleas after walks
  • Ask your vet about preventative pet flea treatments.

How Do I Get Rid Of Fleas?

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Think you have a flea problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (757) 206-2718 for a free Virginia Beach flea control quote.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized flea treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain flea free.

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Flea Control FAQ

How do I get rid of fleas?

Although fleas can be prevented by treating your pet regularly with veterinarian-approved treatments, they can still find their way onto your property in Virginia Beach. Once they’ve invaded your home, it’s incredibly frustrating to get rid of fleas. Frequent vacuuming can help, but ultimately, you’ll want to call Fox Pest Control in Virginia Beach to make your home safe and comfortable again.

Are fleas dangerous?

Fleas can carry numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans, including:

Tularemia
Flea-borne (murine) Typhus
Tungiansis
Bubonic plague

What problems do fleas cause pets?

Fleas can cause many problems for pets, including:

Flea-allergy dermatitis (excessive, chronic itching)
Cat-scratch fever (cats can transfer this disease to humans by scratching)
Tapeworms

What are IGRs and how do they work on fleas?

“IGR” stands for “Insect Growth Regulator,” which acts like an insect hormone that stops fleas from growing properly. It’s one of many effective chemical flea extermination  treatments we offer at Fox Pest Control in Virginia Beach.

How can I tell if my pet has fleas?

Pets with fleas will scratch and bite themselves excessively, even to the point of bleeding. They may also salivate excessively. 

What should I do to prevent fleas on my pet?

Especially if your pet has long or thick fur, check them regularly for fleas. Places fleas are most likely to latch onto a dog or cat are around the ears, near the tail, along the underbelly, and in the “armpits”. Sift through their fur with a flea comb. 

What do fleas look like?

Adult fleas are about 1-2 millimeters long and might look like a dark speck. 

Are fleas only found in dirty homes?

Fleas can infest a sanitary hotel or cruise cabin just as easily as they can infest a dirty motel. Fleas can infest a clean hotel or a well-kept cruise cabin just as easily as they can invade a dirty motel. Pest professionals often advise people that regular cleaning and vacuuming will help control fleas in their homes  as vacuuming helps keep the pests at bay.

Why does cleaning help prevent fleas?

Regular vacuuming can get rid of flea eggs that have fallen on the ground, and could pick up flea larvae as well. If you know your pet has had a history of fleas, clean their bedding thoroughly and frequently.

What is a flea larva?

After a flea hatches, it emerges as a worm called a larva (plural: larvae). The larvae wiggle around on the ground looking to eat skin particles and adult flea droppings.

How long do fleas live?

With enough food (blood), an adult flea in Virginia Beach can live about two or three months on average.

How long is the flea life cycle?

Under normal circumstances, a flea only takes two weeks to go from egg to adult. However, depending on the conditions, flea pupae can live up to a year or more in a dormant state.

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Virginia Beach Pest Control Reviews

5 Stars

The service has been wonderful. The techs are always on time and polite and truly listen to our concerns. The management and the front desk are amazing at letting us know when service is scheduled and scheduling a follow-up if there are any suspected issues with the service we did receive (i.e. rain/bad weather etc). There has been a noticeable reduction in backyard bugs since we started using the service and there are no more tick or flea issues in the yard despite being in a forested area. I strongly recommend this service to anyone considering a new pest control company.


– Jessica Finnigan

Posted May 19, 2020
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5 Stars

Had my first treatment done today! Quan was very knowledgeable about the product that they use and it is safe for my dog to be around. They will be back in a month or so to spray again. And then we will be in the quarterly rotation. They spray for fleas and ticks too which is great because we spend a lot of time outside and so does our beagle, Dixie!


– Karen Handel

Posted June 08, 2019
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5 Stars

We've been using fox pest control for over a little bit of a month now and there service has been awesome so far. I related my concerns to Lavone, the tech, and he took care of it professionally and effeciently. We have seen no issues in our house with roaches and ants since the first visit and this time that Lavonne came, my only concern was the fleas that were really terrible in our yard. He made sure that the only thing we were concerned about was the fleas before treating and was super nice and listened to my concern and said he was going to take care of it. He treated our yard and made sure to let us know before he left exactly what he did and how he treated it. So far, loving this company and the techs they've provided.


– Coral Prater

Posted September 10, 2018
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5 Stars

I could not be happier with the service I receive from Fox Pest Control. Everyone is so nice and helpful. I have spoken with Dannie several times on the phone while working along side my vet for flea control and she couldn't be more helpful. My exterminator has been so nice and knowledgeable every time he comes out. They go gone over and beyond to try to solve my flea problem. They do amazing quarterly maintenance as well and never complain about having to come back out. I would recommend them 100 times over! Thank you!


– Heather Copeland

Posted November 10, 2017
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5 Stars

I've been using Fox Pest for over 6 months now and have loved their service. When I had flees from a friends pet they came inside and did a special service to get rid of the fleas and gave me further help on how to make sure they were gone for good having pets of my own. They also made extra effort to get rid of the ants that had managed to find their way back inside. The people who come to spray are always pleasant and made sure I was satisfied every time. The phone calls I also received to confirm an appointment were always great to remind me of the appointment I had. Highly recommend this pest control service to anyone looking for something more personal and makes a point of satisfying its customers.


– Misty Dahlheimer

Posted March 14, 2017
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5 Stars

Ernesto was so pleasant and professional. He came prepared not only for the normal scheduled treatment, but to help with a recent pet flea problem. Treated the whole house inside and out and explained the process thoroughly. Thank you.


– Melanie Johnson

Posted November 23, 2016
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