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Flea Removal

Some people think that because they have no pets and a very clean home or business, that their property is not at risk of fleas. The truth of the matter is, fleas are like all other pests they prefer a clean environment, warm and humid, with a ready food supply close by.

Pets can be a food source, as can us humans and so, fleas can invade any property. All it takes is a single flea, transported through the front door on our clothes, bags or pets.

Small (2mm) wingless insects, flattened side to side, red-brown with backwardly directed spines and legs designed for jumping. All adult fleas are parasitic on warm-blooded animals. Larval stages live in the nest of the host and feed on skin, feathers and, most importantly, the blood-rich faeces of the adult flea. When fully grown the larvae spin well camouflaged silken cocoons. When fully developed the adult waits within this until it detects the vibrations caused by a potential host. Only then does it emerge.

The complete life cycle takes about a month in the summer. Adult fleas feed on blood. Their bites can cause intense irritation around the central bright red spot. Different people react differently to a bite, both in terms of degree of reaction and time taken to react.

The Cat Flea is by far the commonest species of flea and readily bites humans. The Human Flea and the Bird Flea are next in importance. Dog fleas are rare, although other species may become temporarily attached to dogs.

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Always treat infested pets with a special veterinary aerosol, powder, shampoo or medication. Burn infested bedding and spray, or dust, a suitably labeled insecticide into all cracks and crevices in walls and floors. Remove any old birds nests you find lurking in the eaves or the loft.

For rapid clearance of a badly infested building employ a pest control contractor, who is a BPCA member. Most wild animals have their own specific species of flea which tend to stay with them.

If you think you have a flea problem in your property, domestic or business, and it doesn't seem to be going away, why not call us for a free, no-obligation quote and, don't forget our work is guaranteed meaning we will keep coming back until the fleas are gone!(further fees may apply).

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