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Pest Control Review

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Reddish-brown in color
  • Wingless, blood-sucking insects
  • Bodies are laterally compressed (flattened side to side) permitting easy movement
  • Long legs are well adapted for jumping
  • Body is hard, polished, and covered with many hairs and short spines directed backward
  • The mouthparts of an adult flea are adapted for sucking blood from a host
  • Size: Small, at only about 1/6 inch long

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

Special Offers

Hulett offers a wide array of home pest control and lawn care services. There is no better time than now to obtain Hulett's exclusive " no smelly sprays" services at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. Just Call Hulett.

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts, which are normally humans or pets. They have powerful legs that enable them to jump approximately 7 inches vertically and 14 inches horizontally. The female flea lays tiny, white eggs loosely on the hairs, in the feathers, or in the habitat of the host. The eggs readily fall off the host onto the ground, floors, bedding, or furniture. Some fleas can lay 500 eggs over a period of several months. The adult cat flea, unlike many other fleas, remains on the host, and requires a fresh blood meal in order to successfully reproduce. The cat flea is the most frequently found species, even on dogs and other mammals. The dog flea, however, is rarely seen in the United States and is more common in Europe. Fleas may attack a wide variety of warm blooded animals including dogs, humans, chickens, rabbits, squirrels, rats, and mice. They are most often brought into the home on pets from outside.

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