Our flea treatment is combined with an insect growth regulator to kill off fleas in pets’ resting areas and elsewhere.

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Our Flea Control Specialists Are Here to Help

Flea control can be tricky, as they love to attach themselves to your pets and hitch a ride. Anyone who has pets knows how annoying fleas can be. If you see your pet excessively scratching or spot small dark dots in their fur, you’re probably shuddering at the thought of them bringing fleas into your home. If you suspect you may have a flea infestation, don’t fear. Let our team of flea pest control experts get your flea problem under control.

Terminix Canada’s team of expert flea control exterminators have over 90 years’ experience ridding homes of fleas. Our reliable and highly trained flea exterminators know exactly what it takes to remove fleas from your home.

Fleas In Canada


Size: Around 1.5 mm.

Colour: Brownish-black in colour. Once they’ve fed however, they get a reddish-hue.

Behaviour: Fleas are very tiny insects that are hard to spot, but they can jump moderate distances as high as 15 cm, or as long as 40 cm horizontally. They rely on warm-blooded hosts for food, feasting on you or your pets’ blood. When they bite, they release histamine, which causes red, itchy bumps.


Frequently Asked Questions

Fleas are active year-round, from January to December.

A very severe flea infestation that goes untreated can kill your dog, cat or other pet. They can also spread bartonellosis (cat scratch fever), flea allergies and feline anemia. Historically, fleas could carry the plague, but that’s not something you need to be concerned about anymore.

Fleas can be found all over the world and often live in areas that are densely populated. Many animals, both pets or wild, carry fleas so if you have a pet that goes outside or interacts with other animals, it’s very possible for them to bring fleas into your home. Fleas may also find your pet in grassy fields or outdoor yards.

Maintaining a clean household is the best way to prevent fleas from infesting your home. Steam-cleaning carpets, furniture or curtains helps to kill any fleas that aren’t currently on their host.

If you have any pets, you will want to give them flea medication that prevents fleas from making your pet their host. You can get these medications either over-the-counter or from your vet. It’s also a good idea to check your pets for fleas every so often, especially if you notice they’re spending a lot of time scratching.

How Terminix Canada Flea Control Works

Flea Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for fleas, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection. Before we visit, several preparation steps are required for home flea treatment.

  • Remove all items from the floor (E.g. toys, clothes, pet food)
  • Wash or replace pet bedding
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, and areas beneath beds and furniture
  • Clean all flooring by sweeping and mopping
  • Clean concrete floors with soap and water
  • Remove all pets
  • Make all outdoor shaded areas and crawlspaces available for treatment
  • Arrange to leave home for several hours while the flea treatment has time to dry

Flea Defence

After inspecting and investigating your flea infestation, Terminix Canada’s professional flea removal gets rid of fleas by using the latest flea control products. Where flea infestations are active, our professional flea exterminators will apply a residual treatment combined with an insect growth regulator, especially in places where pets rest or sleep. Outdoors, our flea treatment is usually applied to shaded areas, shrubs, and decks.

Pets should be treated at the same time a home is treated. Pet treatment should always take place under the direction of a veterinarian.

Flea Monitoring

If fleas come back to your home, so will we. Our custom flea control treatments adapt with the seasons to address seasonal flea activity in your area.

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