Fleas are a common pest encountered by many homeowners, particularly ones that own pets such as cats or dogs. Unfortunately, due to the fact that fleas are very small in size, they can sometimes be difficult to notice until it’s too late and an infestation has taken hold. Flea pest control is a commonly requested service from our clients, and our team have a number of years experience in dealing with this common pest.
If you’ve ever had a flea infestation, you’ll know that common signs are often visible on any pets – frequent scratching, erratic behaviour etc. If you notice these signs, then we’d recommend immediately checking your pets’ fur and any surfaces that they frequently come into contact with such as beds. Whilst fleas are small, they’re still visible to the naked eye, so you should be able to spot them.
At this point, your first port of call should be using a flea treatment on your pet to protect them. This is an important step as dog and cat fleas will only feed from humans as a last resort. Protecting your pets will ensure that any flea pest control treatments are as effective as possible. After this, it’s time to call in a professional pest control provider to eliminate the infestation.
There are a number of products available to treat flea infestation, however these are not always reliable and effective. This is why we’d always recommend to not waste your time and money, speak to a professional regarding flea pest control should you discover a flea infestation at your property.
Unfortunately once a flea infestation has taken hold, it won’t go away on its own. However, protecting your pet with a flea treatment can help to deny them their primary food source. Fleas also prefer warmer climates, so adding a colder household temperature to the mix will help to decrease a flea’s chances of survival.
Ultimately, even with the above factors there is little chance that a flea infestation will go away without some form of intervention. You can try and rely on standard products to combat a flea infestation, but hiring a professional pest control provider is the only way to be sure that the problem has been fully dealt with.
Typically, adult fleas are dark brown/red in colour, and are usually between 1/12th and 1/8th of an inch in size, with 6 long legs. Flea larvae will appear almost worm-like. They tend to be pale white in colour and measure around 3mm.
Our flea pest control service prices are not fixed. This is due to the fact that we offer a bespoke service, tailored to a number of factors such as:
If you have a flea infestation on your property, then please get in touch with a member of our team, who will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation and quote.