Flea Pest Control

Professional Flea Treatment and Removal

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Safe and Effective Flea Treatments for your Home or Business

Fleas are the most common biting insect we come across. Often our clients will be reports of bites, which can become itchy and leave red marks on the skin. Typically we see fleas in properties with dogs or cats, but this is not always the case. Fleas themselves are very hard to spot, but you may see them briefly on your skin before they quickly hope away. You may also know your bets scratching and grooming more intensely than normal, which could indicate a flea problem.

Flea infestations can be a challenging pest to battle on your own. It is vital to regularly apply flea treatment to your pets as advised by your vet. A treatment to your home is often also needs to fully clear the problem. This combined approach can give the best chance of fully clearing the infestation. 

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    Common Flea Species

    Although there are many species of flea, the two we typically see are;

    1. Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis) – as they name suggests, they have a particular preference for domestic dogs, although they can also live on cats and other mammals. They can carry and spread the species of tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum. So should not be left unchecked.

    2. Cat Rat (Ctenocephalides felis) – you’ve guessed its, have a preferred host of the domestic cat. This is the most common species found, and is also often found on dogs

    Both species can do and do bite humans, and are responsible for transmitting a range of diseases to both people and animals. Human fleas (Pulex irritans), they are not especially common in the UK.

     

    How to tell if you have fleas in your home or business?

    There are a few signs that can indicated there is a flea problem in your property Here are some things to watch out for;

    • Pets– Increases in scratching and grooming of your cats and dogs can indicate they have fleas. Using flea comb can pull out fleas from their fur, and also show up flea dirt, which is the flea droppings. If you suspect your flea may be sufferer from fleas, always seek veterinary advise if you are unsure. 
    • Flea sightings – clients often report seeing fleas. While sat on a sofa or in bed, you might spot one appear on your skin and quickly jump off.
    • Flea traps– are useful for identifying and monitoring a flea problem. They work using a warm light source over a sticky pad. Fleas are attracted and become stuck, allowing for later identification. 
    • Bite marks – although many factors can cause red itchy marks on the skin, the possibility of a flea bite should be considered. Bed bugs are also another possibility.

    If you suspect you have a flea issue at your home or business, please get in touch and speak to a pest pest professional. Correctly identifying the problem early can save on time and costs.

    How to prevent Fleas

    Flea infestations are often down to bad luck, rather than caused by anyone’s faults or failures. There are a few steps you can take to help prevent a flea problem taking hold.

    • Hoovering – can be an effective way of control many pest inspect species. Having a frequent vacuuming routine can pick up fleas, their larvae and eggs. Just remember to empty your vacuum cleaner.  
    • Pet bedding – Hot washing your pests bedding can kill any nasty creatures living in their bed. Fleas can their eggs can be dropped from a pets fur, so anywhere the pet regulaly lays down should be an area of focus.
    • Pet Treatment – Making sure your pets are routinely treated for fleas as per your vets instructions can help stop fleas from taking hold. 
    • Other Animals – Fleas can be carried on other wild mammals, such as rats, fox, rabbits etc. If other pest animals are entering you garden for example, you may want to take steps to prevent this. 

     

    How to get rid of Flea from your Home or Business

    As mentioned above, you will want to treat any pets in the house, as advised your vet. You will also want to increase the frequency of your hoovering to remove as many fleas, larvae and eggs as you can. Washing pet bedding is also vital to help reduce the population as much as possible.

    The next step would be to consider treating your home, which is where we can help. Flea treatments in a property often require a professional residual insecticide applied to the flooring through the property. Our team will produce a bespoke treatment plan to your needs, one that is both effective and also safe for your, your family, and pets within the property.

    A stream treatment may also be recommended for areas in which a chemical treatment cannot be applied, such as pet bedding or soft furnishings.