Flea + Tick


Fleas & Ticks & Mites, Oh My!

No one wants fleas or ticks in or around their home or business. Miss Phoebe's Pest & Termite Control knows this, and it is why our technicians are trained and experienced in the biology and control of fleas and ticks. Many times, fleas can be brought in due to a pet; however, even without pets, homes and businesses can have fleas. Ticks are excellent hitchhikers and are typically “brought” inside. Both insects can have serious impacts on the health of people and pets. 

In Dallas, fleas impact thousands of homes and businesses every year. There are many products available at big box stores; however, veterinarians (if you have pets) and expert Dallas pest control specialists are typically the best options when it comes to ridding your home or business fleas. Our Dallas flea extermination experts will inspect your home or business to determine the best course of action and we offer personalized solutions to ensure a flea and tick free environment. 

Call today and ask our qualified flea and tick 
control professionals to help you rest easy: 


~ Common Flea Questions ~

Why are their fleas in my property?

Pets bring love and frolic to your life, but may also bring less welcome things. A bad flea infestation can quickly cover your entire property. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem grows.
Fleas are also brought inside by rodents and wildlife, and if this is the case, wildlife exclusion may be necessary. Our flea control and rodent removal services may be necessary depending on what is discovered during the inspection. 

What is
a flea?

Fleas are small, hard-bodied wingless insects with a flattened body and legs that are well adapted for jumping on to a host body. Humans are often attacked when other food sources (like furred animals) aren't available. Their bite leaves a red, itchy spot on the skin. Their saliva is also irritating to the host, causing dermatitis and hair loss in allergic animals and humans alike. 

What if I have an infestation?

A bad flea infestation can quickly cover both your household pet and your home. The longer the pet's owner waits to fight back, the bigger the problem grows. A single female flea will continue laying eggs, at the rate of a few each day, until she has deposited several hundred. These eggs will hatch in something between two days and three weeks, depending upon temperature and humidity. 

How do you
control fleas?

Flea control begins with treatment of infested indoor areas with residual pesticide including a growth regulator and a complete lawn treatment outside. Any pets should be treated regularly as recommended by your vet. While "dips" are effective for initial treatment, maintaining a constant control on the pet is best. We recommend a veterinarian prescribed treatment, such as Frontline® for the most effective prevention and control. 

How to prepare for flea treatment?

Remove items from the floor, under beds, around refrigerator, freezer, and the stove.
Pick up throw rugs and pet bedding and wash in hot water; leave in hot dryer.
Vacuum floors including wood or tile. Empty and clean vacuum outside.
Arrange for a vet to treat your pets during your home treatment.
Remove or cover fish tanks, turn off pumps. Other pets, especially birds and reptiles, must be removed. 

What happens after flea treatment?

Leave the house for 3 hours.

Vacuum daily for 7 to 14 days, as recommended by your technician.

Empty and clean you vacuum outside immediately after each vacuum session to avoid transporting fleas into the treated areas of your home.

If necessary, we will repeat the treatment after 2-3 weeks. 

The 5 Most Common Ticks in Dallas



This tick is one of the most prevalent tick pests in the Eastern United States. Adults are about 1/4" long, and the shield has variable white markings. The larvae and nymphs prefer to feed on mice. Adults prefer dogs and other large animals.



This is one of the most common pests of dogs. Adults are uniformly reddish-brown and all stages prefer to feed on dogs. Prevalent in houses and kennels. The female lays its eggs in crevices, behind baseboards, under the edge of carpets or in similar hiding places. 



They are very prevalent in the Southeastern United States. The sexes are very different in appearance. The immature stages feed on ground-dwelling birds. Adults attach primarily to the ears of large animals such as deer and cattle. 



This tick is one of the most common ticks on humans and it has prevented the development of some areas. The female has a silvery spot on the dorsal shield. Its long mouthparts allow deep penetration of the skin, often causing pus sores. 



Also known as a Deer Tick, they are common in the Southeastern US, found along trails, paths, and roadways. Adults are dark red-brown with dark brown legs. These are the primary (possibly the only) transmitters of true Lyme disease in the United States. 

Dallas Tick Control Specialists

Outdoor tick control treatments typically consist of specialized yard services for your lawn. An indoor infestation is usually the result of ticks being brought into the house by pets or on clothing. In this case, you're probably dealing with an infestation of the brown dog tick or the American dog tick. Both of these types of ticks multiply rapidly; the female of either variety may lay anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 eggs.