Flea identification service

Send your photos or mail your insect specimens to us, and we will identify fleas in them. Fleas and bed bugs are usually the first suspects when people feel itchy or develop a skin reaction. Many insects and other invertebrates are mistaken with fleas, and people sometimes end up paying for unnecessary flea treatments.

Stock Status: 2,000 #
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Flea treatment can cost anywhere from $200 to $1000, depending on the level of infestation and the size of your home. With our identification service, a professional pest control expert will identify suspected fleas in your photos or in your specimens and may save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars and a lot of your precious time. Many of our customers are happy to know that their suspected bugs were actually not fleas. However, no one wants to get bitten by fleas or end up with a large reproducing flea infestation in their home. Cats and dogs do carry fleas one their body and these fleas  can jump on humans and bite them. The sooner you identify the bugs, the faster you can take care of them and prevent more skin rashes, eczema, and anxiety. IMPORTANT: Before ordering, please read our service agreement details in the description below. 

By purchasing this service, you will be able to submit photos or insect specimens (see mailing instructions below) containing suspected fleas to us and have them identified by our pest control experts. Based on your photos/specimens, we will provide accurate flea identification and send you the results. Before purchasing, please read the details of our service carefully: 

• After purchase, please send (attach) your photos to our email: info at pomerix.com (replace ‘at’ with @). For sending real insect specimens, please see our mailing instructions on the bottom of this page. 

• This service is for identifying fleas only. If you need to identify other pests (e.g. mites, other insects, rodents, etc.), please find the right product and purchase it on our website. 

 • Our identification service report will answer the following question: “Is the critter in the photo/sample a flea?”. The answer will be “Yes”, “No”, or “More information needed”. We may be able to identify common flea species but there is no guarantee! Fleas are diverse and sometimes are extremely difficult to identify to the species. We will not provide any identification of non-fleas. However, if possible, we might comment on the general group to which those bugs belong to such as “Mites”, “beetles”, “stink bugs”, “carpet beetles”, etc. 

• We will respond to you with an initial answer within 1-3 business days, for digital photos, and 3-7 business days for mailed specimens from the purchase time except during weekends, immediately before, after, and during holidays. 

 • Photo/Specimen quality: Accurate identification of fleas depends on the quality of your photos or your mailed specimens. If your photos have a low quality (e.g., underexposed, overexposed, blurred, or too small, etc.) or your specimens are crushed/rotten/moldy/damaged, we won’t be able to identify your bugs, and you need to send us additional photos or specimens. If you can’t provide additional photos or specimens before the expiration date, your purchase will expire and you would need to repurchase our service. See Purchase expiration time below. Ofcourse, we will do our best to help you and keep you happy. 

• Photo copyright: Pomerix.com reserves the right to store and reuse your submitted photos anonymously (without photo credits) for educational and marketing purposes unless you specifically ask us not to do so. We will remove any identifiable information from your photos before reusing them. 

• Photo/specimen limits: Depending on the purchased package, we will identify up to a specified number of photos/specimens. Extra photos/specimens beyond the package limit will be ignored unless you ask us to examine them and pay appropriate additional fees. 

• Purchase expiration: Your payment is valid for 2 weeks (for digital photo submissions) and 1 month (for mailed specimens) from the date of the purchase. Afterward, your purchase will expire, and you are required to repurchase the service to keep using our identification service. 

Specimen submission 

We accept specimen submissions from customers. Before purchasing this service and mailing the specimen(s), please read the following section carefully: 

• Please do not mail live specimens! All the insects must be dead before shipping. (How? see below) 

• Please, do not send us human body fluids or human debris. 

 • Collect 1 or several preferably undamaged similar specimens. 

• Any live insect should be placed in an airtight (e.g. Ziplock) bag and placed in the freezer for a minimum of 24. This ensures that the insect is dead and will not disperse to new places during and after shipping. If the insect specimen is already dead, you don’t need to put it in a freezer. 

 • After killing the insect using the method discussed above, place the bagged insect in a small card box or padded envelope. Place additional padding materials in the box to prevent specimens from getting crushed or damaged. 

• Crushed specimens are much harder to identify. We do not guarantee successful identification of crushed/squashed specimens. If a specimen is already squashed, include all the fragments as they may help with the identification. 

• Send the package to the following address: Pomerix Pest Solutions - 6185 Magnolia Ave #201, Riverside, CA 92506

• Please let us know about any new shipment by sending an email to: info at pomerix.com. If you have a tracking number, please share it with us so that we can track your package and pick it up ASAP. 

• We will respond to you in the timeline described above when we get your specimen(s).

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