Fleas are a disease spreading parasite which attack rodents, pets and humans alike and need to be treated by chemical application.
Our technicians are experts in locating areas where fleas prefer to breed and breaking their lifecycle, with minimal exposure of insecticides to your family. The chemicals we use have a very low mammalian toxicity for maximum result with minimal risks.
There are over 2000 species of flea, with the most common being the cat flea (found on both dogs and cats)
Fleas feed on a human or an animal and breed in the environment, such as carpet, cracks in floorboards, soil, bedding etc.
Flea populations build rapidly. In her lifetime, the female lays hundreds of eggs which can either remain in the pupa stage for up to a year, or hatch if the environment suits, usually between 2-14 days. High humidity and vibrations stimulate hatching of the larva. Fleas bite humans when they require a blood meal (and a dog or cat is not available) so they are able to produce more eggs and continue their life cycle.
Any parasite exposes humans and animals to serious health risks, fleas carry many diseases such as the bubonic plague due to the fact that they also bite rats and should be treated as soon as possible.
Animals will also need to be treated to coincide with our treatment. Please contact your veterinarian for advice on pet treatments.
The house will need to be vacuumed prior to treatment to remove as many eggs as possible, and lawns need to be mowed for the same reason.
If your pets have access under your house, please block it off to prevent further breeding in that area.