Addison Pest Control is the flea specialist. We have never failed to eliminate a flea infestation.

Addison Pest Control is the flea specialist. We have never failed to eliminate a flea infestation.

You want…

  • To quickly eliminate a Flea infestation, stop the flea bites and sleep peacefully in your own bed...

  • An affordable, professional, honest and warrantied Flea exterminator...

  • An environmentally conscious treatment that is safe for the whole family, including your pets.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Answers to all of your questions

  • A no-obligation quote over the phone in seconds

  • Flexible scheduling with 24/7 same-day service throughout the GTA.

  • No hidden service fees or follow up costs.

Addison has...

  • Decades of experience

  • A trusted track record

  • All-inclusive warranty

  • Comprehensive customer service

  • Rigorously trained technicians

  • Tried and tested extermination methods

  • The safest, most effective insecticides

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Service Area

Downtown Toronto, Midtown, Chinatown, the Annex, Little Italy, Harbourfront, Cabbagetown, Summerhill, Forest Hill, Rosedale, the Junction, Parkdale, Bloordale,  Scarborough, North York, Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering, Hamilton, London and beyond!


Our process

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Step 1: Flea Heat Treatment

Category:

  • Physical

Equipment:

  • Handheld heat treatment gun.

Method:

  • Direct heat applied locally to beds, couches, chairs and any other area of flea concentration.

Strengths:

  • Heat Kills flea eggs.

  • No damage to furniture

  • Instantly kills all bugs and eggs treated.

  • Avoids pesticide resistance.

Weakness

  • No residual protection.

  • Only kills the bugs and eggs that are visible and accessible to technicians.

  • Not sufficient without other complementary bed bug extermination techniques.

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Step 2: Flea Powder Treatment

Category:

  • Physical + Chemical

Equipment:

  • Power duster

Method:

  • A fine silica dust insecticide is injected into all crevices and wall cavities through electrical sockets and gaps underneath baseboards.

  • Electrical items, such as a power bars, stored close to or underneath the bed are also treated with powder.

Strengths:

  • Cuts up the flea abdomen

  • Coats the insides of the wall cavities to create a protective powder barrier around your home.

  • No fleas can spread to or from attached houses, adjacent apartments or condo units.

  • Essential lasting protection.

  • Fully approved by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, safe and non-toxic for humans and animals of all shapes and sizes.

Weakness

  • Only suitable for crack and crevice treatment.

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Step 3: Flea spray treatment

Category:

  • Chemical + Residual

Equipment:

  • Precision surface sprayer

Method:

  • A fine mist of residual spray is applied to the backs, sides and bottoms of box springs, mattresses, bed frames, couches, chairs, baseboards, door jambs and floors throughout the home.

Strengths:

  • Kills fleas on contact and remains active as a protective surface treatment to continue to kill fleas as they come out of hiding.

  • Keeps your home and furniture protected for up to 6 months.

  • Fully approved by Ontario Ministry of Environment, safe and non-toxic for humans and animals of all shapes and sizes.

Weakness

  •  If used improperly, may promote pesticide resistance

 
 
 

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Beware of Discount Pest Control

These companies use low quality or low concentration surface sprays with only 10 to 14 days of protection.

  • The tip off is when they offer to do a “follow-up spray” two weeks after the first treatment. While this may seem extra thorough, fleas may remain hidden and continue to emerge for up to four weeks and new eggs can hatch up to two weeks after that point.

  • By this time the cheap treatment will have long worn off and the new population of fleas will be free to re-infest your home.

  • These budget services can breed pesticide resistance in the bed bugs in your home, making future treatments increasingly challenging.

 

What you need to know for an effective flea treatment.

 

If you suspect you have a Flea infestation clear and complete information is the first step to getting rid of them. Here are a few facts, myths, and tips that will help you to make a well informed decision about what to do next.

 

 

How to identify Fleas

  • Fleas are a wingless parasite

  • Feed on the blood of all kinds of mammals and birds

Adults

  • up to about 3 mm long

  • shiny, reddish brown in colour

  • covered in microscopic hairs

  • thin and flattened bodies allows them to move freely through the fur and feathers of their host animals

  • use sharp claws to anchor themselves to their host

  • mouthparts are adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood

  • highly developed hind legs are developed for jumping

  • use a protein called resilin, stored up and helps them jump up to 7” vertically 

Flea Reproductive Habits

  • fleas lay eggs which fall to the ground and drop into cracks in the floor, carpets, rugs and bedding

  • flea eggas hatch within two day

  • flea larvae feed on the fecal droppings of adults

  • Larvae emerge from the egg in search of organic material of any kind

  • larvae go through four life cycles

  • Fleas are blind and will avoid sunlight

  • prefer dark and humid places where they thrive


How do I know if I have a flea infestation?

  • seeing fleas hopping on carpets drapery and other furniture

  • inspect your pet’s fur

  • pull back pet fur and look for multiple dots on their groin and armpit areas

  • if your pet is scratching or grooming excessively, check for fleas

Other signs include bite marks and irritation on humans as well as faecal dropping which resemble coarse black pepper found on couches and in beds and pet beds.


How did fleas get into my home?

  • fleas enter the home in the fur and on the body of your pets

  • cats and dogs will track them in on their fur from outdoors

  • fleas may enter the home when the host they are feeding on is no longer available

  • if racoons are nesting in or around your house, or if rodents have infested a wall void fleas may spread to the humans and pets in the rest of the home


What do Fleas Eat?

  • adult fleas feed on blood

  • draw blood from animals

  • live in the hair or fur of dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, rats, mice, racoons and other domesticated and wild animals.

  • flea larvae feed on the fecal droppings of adult fleas,

  • fleas may transmit disease through their droppings


How Serious are Fleas?

  • fleas act as vectors of a number viral and bacterial infections

  • fleas can carry typhus and bubonic plague

  • cat fleas spread disease such as typhus through fecal matter.


 How Addison Can Help Prevent a Flea Infestation

Prevention and monitoring

  • sealing up entry points in and around the home

  • inspecting and sealing window screens, weather stripping doors sweeps, exhaust vent coverings

  • frequently inspecting pet fur

  • fleas tend to cluster around the armpits and groins of pets

  • on the lookout for jumping dots in carpets, curtains, beds

  • inspect beds and couches for flea feces

  • always treat your pets with yearly flea prevention

  • Frequent vaccuming of pet beds, carpets, couches, and beds

  • Frequently hot washing pet bedding

Addison offers yearly or quarterly flea preventitive treatments in the spring and early summer months

 

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