Flea Pest Control in San Diego

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Fleas Spread Disease

Fleas are 1/16" to 1/8" long, usually reddish-brown and have tube-like mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of their hosts. Fleas can jump horizontally up to 13 inches. The flea body is hard, polished, and covered with many hairs and short spines directed backward, which assist its movements on the host. The tough body is able to withstand great pressure, likely an adaptation to survive attempts to eliminate them by mashing or scratching.

The flea life cycle begins when the female lays eggs after feeding. Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day, usually on the host itself, which means that the eggs can easily roll onto the ground. Because of this, areas where the host rests and sleeps become one of the primary habitats of eggs and developing fleas. The eggs take around two days to two weeks to hatch. Flea eggs are impervious to pesticides and treatments against them. A normal flea population consists of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and 5% adults. Larvae are blind, avoid light, pass through three larval stages and take a week to several months to develop. Fleas mature to adulthood within a silken cocoon woven by the larva to which pet hair, carpet fiber, dust, grass cuttings, and other debris adheres. In about five to fourteen days, adult fleas emerge or may remain dormant in the cocoon until the detection of movement, pressure, heat, noise, or carbon dioxide. Fleas can remain dormant for up to nine months!

Flea Control Inside The Home

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Using only low toxicity pesticides, our License To Kill technicians are skilled at eradicating fleas. Our treatment effectively and immediately kills adult fleas and provides a lasting residual protection which continues to eliminate emerging fleas. We also add a chemical known as an "insect growth regulator" to stop the active fleas from becoming sexually mature, eliminating their ability to breed and create more fleas. Our flea treatment will include all carpeting, throw rugs and pet areas. In rooms with hardwood or tile floors, our technician will treat baseboards, cracks and crevices for fleas.

Flea Control Outside The Home

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License-To-Kill’s service technician will inspect and treat the outside of your home, paying close attention to pet areas like beds and kennels. The service technician will also concentrate on grass areas as well as high traffic areas of the property.

We provide monthly comprehensive, low toxicity residential pest control protection plans, which eliminates fleas reassuring peace of mind. We specialize in flea pest control and have extensive experience eliminating fleas in historical structures, commercial properties and apartment complexes. At License-To-Kill, we understand pesticide sensitivity. If you’re allergic to pesticides, concerned about your pregnancy or are concerned with your pets or children, we care and are prepared to work with you. Please call us for flea control today.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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License-To-Kill did the job right! Very friendly and helpful staff that places a high value on customer satisfaction. They were also very knowledgeable and explained every part of the procedure, to make sure i knew what I was paying for. I will definitely recommend and come back to for any future invasions!

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The inspector was very knowledgeable and took the time to thoroughly explain what he found and the process for extermination.

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These guys have AMAZING prices, quick service, and caring staff. It started with the woman who scheduled me, she directed me the best way to go and made sure I had all the information. Then the service tech was caring and careful around my son and pups. And they have great follow up!!

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Licensed to Kill is super professional, punctual and reasonably priced. Larry was top notch and thorough. I highly recommend.

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License to Kill has been doing our pest control for years. They always do a great job and have fair prices. A very honest company! I feel comfortable recommending them to all of my friends and family.


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Flea Life Cycle

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Eggs - 50% of any infestation

Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day. The eggs take between two days to two weeks to hatch. Flea eggs are impervious to pesticides treatments.

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Larvae - 35% of any infestation

Larvae are blind and avoid light. Flea larva pass through three stages and take between a week to several months to develop.

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Pupae - 10% of any infestation

Fleas mature to adulthood inside a silk cocoon. Between five and fourteen days later, adult fleas emerge to feed. Fleas may remain dormant within cocoons until the detection of movement, pressure, heat, noise, or carbon dioxide.

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Adults - 5% of any infestation

Adult fleas emerge from cocoons hungry and ready to lay eggs, repeating the cycle.

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  • "A job well done. Came out the same day I called to take care of our bug problem and haven't seen a single critter since! My wife is terrified of spiders but she can now rest in peace knowing that our home is secured and we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, and I recommend to all."

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Family owned and operated, License To Kill has been a part of the San Diego community since 1997. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction, we look forward to being your pest control experts.