Fleas can cause embarrassment and huge disruption in your home, office or place of work. Either way, fleas can quickly get out of control so it is crucial to solve an infestation without hesitation with flea pest control professionals.
Fleas can be found in places that provide plenty of insulation like soft furnishings such as beds, carpets or sofas, but are mostly associated with pets. They're able to live for months without food and it’s very difficult to get rid of them and their eggs without specialist flea pest control treatment.
It is a common misconception that fleas are associated with dirty environments, but fleas are not fussy! Although a home or business that isn’t cleaned or vacuumed might be more likely to provide a better environment for fleas to thrive, they will also infest clean places in their search for a warm-blooded host and require professional flea pest control.
They do not pose a direct health risk, however, flea bites can cause intense itching and to both pets and humans. Flea bites have also been known to cause skin complaints, and can also exacerbate respiratory illnesses and cause complications. Fleas can give your cat or dog tapeworms and other diseases, so if you see fleas on your pet, treat as quickly as possible. Pets suffer from great discomfort and could also have an allergic reaction to the flea’s saliva. Longer periods of flea infestation can cause your pet to develop anemia from the loss of blood, however, this is rare.
A female flea is capable of producing more than 25 eggs a day once on a host, which will fall off the host animal along with flea faeces. Depending on temperature, these eggs can develop into an adult flea in a little as 14 days, allowing an infestation to spread quickly and the need for professional flea pest control more likely. Optimum temperatures for fleas are between 21-29⁰C which is why, in the UK, we find these pests are more common during summer time. However, you should treat your pet for fleas regularly as prevention is better than cure and only give your pet treatments that have been recommended for them by a vet.
If you're finding evidence of a flea infestation in your home, office or commercial property, get in touch with us as soon as possible to prevent any further discomfort to you, your household or pets and prevent the infestation getting worse. We'll carry out a detailed inspection of your property to assess the degree of the problem and recommend the best course of action for the flea pest control treatment. We'll also provide advice and recommendations for preventing fleas and the need for professional flea pest control treatment going forward.