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Fleas

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Fleas are parasites, living on warm-blooded animals like domestic pets. For that reason, they can often be found in pet beds, carpets and household furniture.

Adult fleas feed on the blood of animals and humans, and although their bites don't hurt, they do tend to become very itchy.

What happens at your appointment

Our pest control officer will do some routine checks of the premise to identify where the fleas are and how they will be treated.

After this, the officer will lay the chosen insecticide, often on several floors around the building. They will then give you some advice on how to prevent the problem, which may include making repairs.

Usually there will only be one visit for treatment of fleas. Follow up appointments are not usually needed as the treatment will still work for up to 12 weeks.


Important

We don't recommend that you use DIY treatment as it can be dangerous to the environment, yourself, children and pets.


How to prevent a flea problem

The most common species of flea is the Cat Flea, which are commonly found on dogs but only lay eggs on cats. Although it's hard to prevent pets getting fleas, you can reduce the risk.


Do

  • Regularly apply vet products
  • Regularly vacuum carpets and furniture pets lie on
  • Regularly wash pet bedding in hot water

Don't

  • Let your garden become overgrown
  • Hoover after receiving treatment to carpets
  • Use DIY treatments

Why fleas are a problem

Although there isn't any evidence to suggest fleas carry disease, an infestation is not a pleasant experience. A flea bite may not hurt, but it can be very irritable and itchy.

As everyone reacts differently to bites, it is worth getting the problem dealt with as soon as possible. Especially as female fleas can lay up to 1,000 eggs over their two year lifetime.

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