Fleas are parasites, that need the carotene a protein found in the blood of warm blooded animals. Humans have perhaps 10% of the carotene that is in fur baring animals and as such fleas cannot survive having humans as their only host. When fleas bite humans, it is usually only a feeding opportunity; they do not have human hosts. Fleas usually enter a structure on a dog or cat and are often left in carpets, gardens, yards, and under buildings.


Adult fleas are about 1/16 to 1/8-inch long, dark reddish-brown, wingless, with firm bodies that are flat and tall, they are not easy to crush with fingers, they have three pairs of legs that permit easy movement between hair, fur or feathers. Fleas are exceptional jumpers, jumping vertically up to seven inches and horizontally thirteen inches and they have sharp-sucking abilities. Flea eggs are smooth, oval and white. Larva's are 1/8-inch long, slim, light-yellow, brown headed, wormlike, stubbly-haired insects, that are legless.


Safe and Effective Pest Control

Chuck Sullivan's method of application and choice of products is safe for your family and pets but eliminates the bug problems.

We use synthetic pyrethroids, a botanical-based material derived from chrysanthemum flowers that works in the same way as our own pharmaceutical products, which are simply designed to speed up the body's metabolism. The formula applied to insects, being on a much smaller scale, will result in their metabolism increasing to the point of extermination.

You might call it... 'Bug-Speed'. To put it in perspective, for example, flea control products are made from synthetic pyrethroids and are designed to be placed directly on the pet's skin. The dog or cat is too large to be affected by the material, but is destructive to the much smaller flea.

Therefore, when applied by a trained exterminator, pyrethroids are safe for human and pet health as well as the environment as they are used in very small doses and often diluted in water or oil. The formula breaks down in the environment, heat and sunlight speeding this process.

Chuck Sullivan Exterminators provides an All Pest Service Guarantee so you won't have to worry about fleas in your home or commercial building after treatment has been applied.

Fleas are INCLUDED in the All Pest Service guarantee.


For safe, effective pest control and more value for your money, contact us for a free estimate -
you'll be glad you did!


"Chuck's pest control does a great job. A year ago we had a problem with ants coming into the house. We tried different products which did no good and then called Chuck. They are very professional and came out several times during the year to re-treat and make sure we weren't having any more problems. Haven't seen an ant in the house since..."
Joan N. - Olympia, WA

"Our property Management team has been using Chuck Sullivan Exterminators for nearly 20 years! We have found them to always be a great value and their professionalism an asset to our team here in Yelm..."
Victoria, Windermere Property Management - Yelm, WA

"Jim and Terry from Chuck Sullivan Exterminators have always been very prompt and courteous with our service... They bring their own house slippers to wear when servicing inside my home! Who does that anymore?! ...a very friendly company!"
Cheryl G. - Lake Tapps, WA