Flea and Tick Service

Carpets, tile, floor rugs and even joints between wood flooring can become a home for fleas. Fleas can also find a home in furniture cushions and pet pillows. Metro Guard has the expertise to eliminate fleas and ticks from your home or business. Pre-adult fleas can make up as much as 99% of a flea population. It is important to control not just the adult fleas, but all four stages of a flea infestation. Metro Guard uses high quality products that impact fleas and ticks in all stages. We apply growth regulators to keep pre-adult fleas from maturing and breeding. Our products can control fleas or ticks for up to seven months. Treating is a simple process but it requires the customer’s help in a few areas before service:


  1. Pets must be treated for fleas and kept away during treatment (many customers take their pets to be dipped during the time they need to leave the structure – see number 6 below)
  2. Infested areas must be cleared (even under beds)
  3. Vacuum all rugs and mop all floors – seal and dispose of the vacuum bag outside – this is a very important step
  4. Mow the yard if the outside is to be treated
  5. Show us where your pets rest or where the infestation is the worst
  6. Prepare to leave after the structure is treated for 2-4 hours
  7. Limit traffic over treated areas for 24 hours

After the service is completed these instructions should be followed:

  1. Give the insecticide time to work – it is common to see fleas up to 3 weeks after service as pupae emerge from their protective cocoons
  2. Vacuum daily (if possible) to stimulate the emergence of the pupae so they become exposed to insecticide. The vacuum noise and vibration will stimulate the pupae to emerge.
  3. Fleas exposed to the insecticide may still bite while the product is affecting them. So, biting fleas does not always mean the treatment needs to be re-done.