Fleas
What you can do
  • Flea infestations often come from a household pet.

    Keep pets’ flea treatments up-to-date (see your veterinarian for advice).

    Check pets regularly for signs of fleas; their groin is the best place to spot them.

  • Infestations can also originate from birds’ nests, so check loft and chimney areas for nests.
  • Move furniture and vacuum regularly using a cleaner with a rotating brush head.
  • Keep rooms free from clutter to minimise the number of places they can conceal themselves.
Flea facts
  • Fleas are small (up to 3mm), dark brown insects from the Siphonaptera order. They can’t fly.
  • Fleas are ‘host specific’, meaning that they need their host species to reproduce.

    For example, dog fleas need a dog host to breed.

    But they can feed from / bite any warm- blooded animal.

  • Fleas can jump up to 13 inches!
  • Eggs can survive several months without hatching.

    They are ‘woken up’ when they detect warmth or movement by a potential host.

    This can be when the central heating is turned on, or a vacant property becomes occupied.

If you have a flea infestation, we will...
  • Carry out a residual insecticide treatment. 2-3 applications are normally required.
  • Before treatment starts, you will need to clear your rooms of clutter and bag up any potentially infested clothing and bedding.

    Our technician will advise you on how to wash them.

  • Do not vacuum or wash floors for a minimum of 1 week after the treatment to make sure that any newly hatching eggs are treated.
  • We can provide you with flea traps to monitor any future activity
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