Flea & Tick Control
Peerless Pest Control uses only the most up to date and best performing chemicals and procedures to eliminate fleas and ticks. Although fleas and ticks are different, they both come from the same place and both are around humans for the same reason. Blood. That is their food source. Fleas can become very abundant if you have pets or rodent issues. Ticks are primarily an outside pest. We have procedures to eliminate both.
Fleas are truly devoted to their work. In one day, a single flea can bite your cat or dog more than 400 times. During that same day, the flea can consume more than its body weight of your pet's blood. And before it's through, a female flea can lay hundreds of eggs on your pet, ensuring that its work will be carried on by generations to come.
Flea bites may be merely a nuisance to some pets, but to others, they can be dangerous. They can cause flea allergy dermatitis—an allergic reaction to proteins in flea saliva. A pet's constant scratching to rid itself of fleas can cause permanent hair loss and other skin problems. A pet can get a tapeworm if it eats a flea that has one. And flea feasts on your pet's blood can lead to anemia and, in rare cases, death.
Completion of life cycle from egg to adult varies from 2 weeks to 8 months. Usual hosts for fleas are dogs, cats, rats, mice, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, opossums, foxes, chickens and humans.
In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions, can multiply to over a quarter million!
Along with treating your home for fleas, it is also recommended the animals be treated. Peerless Pest Control offers Petcor at each of our locations. Be cautious not to over-treat your pets - one method of flea treatment is enough and using multiple methods can make your pet sick from too much medicine.
Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors - when enjoying these activities, don't forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. Ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause serious illness.
Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through leaf litter or near shrubs. Ticks do what is called "questing" to grab a hold of their next host. Questing is when the tick grabs hold of a piece of grass or a stick with its lower legs and then holds its upper legs open, waiting for an animal or human to walk by. You won't feel them grab hold of you and you likely won't see them waiting either.
If you suspect that you have ticks on your property, have found ticks on your clothing, or have been bitten by a tick while outdoors, it is best to treat the areas where the ticks are living. Our technicians are trained to identify those areas and to treat them properly. Be very cautious in wooded areas or areas with tall grass if you live in Southeastern Pennsylvania - this area is known to have a high population of ticks that carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. For more information regarding symptoms and precautions click here to be taken to the CDC's website.
Peerless recommends Petcor to protect your cat or dog from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and lice.
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Sat: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Our office and phones are open during our normal business hours for all calls. Extermination services are continuing as normal. Read below to see how we are keeping our customers and employees safe.
Olney Store Hours
5246 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Monday - Friday: 10 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 pm - 3:30 pm
West Phila. Store Hours
6150 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Monday - Friday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 11 pm - 3:30 pm
All technicians will wear gloves and a face mask during your appointment and have been given sanitizer for their hands and equipment. Boot covers can be worn upon your request. Peerless also offers outdoor perimeter treatments that do not require customer interaction or entry of the premises. If you are a commercial customer whose business is closed and would still like your property treated, contact us to arrange a time when you or your employee can meet us at your property.