Fleas are a common problem for all types of property but mainly in our homes. We are known as a nation of pet lovers, with many homes having a pet of one sort or another. Our dogs and cats are usually responsible for introducing fleas to our property, although rats, mice, rabbits and foxes too can carry fleas.
Fleas are parasites, they do bite humans and animals and although the bites are not painful they can result in a very uncomfortable rash, pets can develop allergies to flea saliva which causes intense irritation.
Signs of fleas
You may find a flea on yourself or be able to spot them on your pet’s coat. Check your pets coat and skin, you may see fleas or very small black dots known as flea dirt.
How to get rid of fleas
If you have identified that you have a flea problem then you need to eradicate these as soon as possible, before they become established in your home or business. A flea infestation can become established very quickly and they then become more tricky to exterminate. Depending on the temperature fleas can develop in as little as 14 days, but in cooler temperatures, it can take up to 140 days.
Your pets and the premises should be treated. Your veterinary surgeon will be able to offer assistance and treatments for your pet, our experts will treat your property. You should also ensure that your pets receive ongoing flea treatment to prevent any reinfestation. You should thoroughly vacuum carpets, rugs, furnishings, floorings etc regularly, emptying your vacuum cleaner carefully after each use (fleas will be alive in the cleaner after use and should be carefully disposed of). Groom your pets regularly and wash their beds. Not eliminating the root cause of an infestation could cause it to spread and worsen.
If you have a flea problem or persistent flea problem we provide effective solutions to control and eradicate fleas that can only be used by qualified pest controllers.