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Defeat the flea

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A flea infestation in the yard is an unfortunate yet common disadvantage of pet ownership. Flea bites on animals and humans can be more than just bothersome.

Fleas can spread tapeworms to dogs and typhus to humans. Eradicating fleas on our beloved animals and around our homes is a billion dollar industry.

Pet owners in the United States spend more than $5 billion annually on flea treatments for their animals and approximately $350 million for professional pest control. Insecticides will quickly eliminate adult fleas in the yard, but other control methods are necessary to rid the yard of fleas permanently.

Fleas spend most of their lifetime off the pet. They go through a life cycle that includes egg and cocoon stages. While adult fleas are relatively easy to kill with insecticides, the egg and cocoon stages are very resistant.

In recent years, some extremely effective flea prevention products have been introduced. These work by either preventing fleas from reproducing or preventing fleas from biting.

At Burl’s we offer flea and tick treatments for the Home and yard. There are no painstaking steps the homeowner has to complete, just call us. The best way to prevent fleas and ticks is to treat the pets, and have us treat the yard. Our granular treatments are extremely effective in defeating a flea infestation in your yard. Give us a call today to schedule your yard treatment.