Once there is an outbreak of fleas in your home, flea control can become overwhelming and frustrating. Fleas are actually able to survive for over 100 days without feeding and will not lay eggs until after their initial feeding. Instinctively, fleas will remain in their pupa or cocoon until they feel something walk or crawl by. Immediately, fleas will remove themselves from the pupa stage and begin hosting on the warm blooded animal. All this happens in a matter of seconds and before you know it, you have another outbreak of fleas. Therefore, it is dire that homeowners monitor the infestations during and also after treatment. The best solution for monitoring is going to be glue based flea traps.
Flea traps play a crucial role for any flea control strategy. They work great as traps and monitors. Refer to the list below for Pest Mall's collection of professional flea traps.
Importance of Flea Traps
Although flea traps alone will not completely get rid of a flea infestation, they are a crucial part to flea control. Flea traps that are used in conjunction with flea control insecticides will provide the most complete control and will further inform you of whether or not you have completely rid your home of a flea infestation. You will be able to have a better idea of whether or not you have a control over the flea infestation in your home by using flea traps to monitor the status of the flea activity in and also around your house. Using the flea traps during treatment will help in killing and also monitoring for infestations. Moreover, flea traps are an important tool to use after treatment to alert you of future infestations.
How Flea Traps Work
Flea traps are virtually glue based traps that trap fleas on contact. The specialized glue material that is used for insect monitoring traps is made to last longer than the standard glue without drying out. Flea traps can be placed in areas that are concentrated with a flea invasion. These will be areas near the resting place of your pet, near the door frames where the fleas will initially enter, and on or near window frames. Furthermore, because fleas will lay eggs deep inside the cracks and crevices or carpeting of the room, placing flea traps in the corners of the room near the baseboard area will prove effective in monitoring for flea infestations. Flea traps are replaced every three months due to natural circumstances like dust build up or insect build up.