Flea removal & control services
Fleas are most commonly associated with animals, but they can actually be found in all manner of places, though particularly carpets, beds and sofas. They are a pest because they bite humans and pets, causing itching and irritation, often leading to embarrassment and discomfort, particularly if you are hosting guests. Scratching will most likely be the first clue that you are the victim of a flea infestation. You might also be able to see them jumping, though they are extremely small, around 1mm.
Fleas are difficult to get rid of without specialist treatment, as they can survive for months without food, so can even be found in empty properties. The best way to tackle fleas is through heat treatment, which guarantees immediate eradication; this method involves heating the affected area to above 50 degrees for an extended duration, killing all insects and eggs, ensuring that they will not return.
Alternatively, fleas can be exterminated using strong chemicals, spraying/fogging affected areas. This will kill any fleas that are active at the time of treatment; this method does not kill eggs, though it does leave residual chemicals on surfaces, meaning that any eggs that hatch, and any previously inactive fleas that re-emerge, will also be immediately killed. The treatment is therefore just as effective as heat treatment, but will take longer to achieve total eradication.
If you have a pet, you may notice that it scratches and bites itself more frequently than usual.
If you have a pet, check it for fleas and take action if you find any.
Wear white or a light-colored pair of socks around the house and you'll notice little black spots emerging and fading. The fleas are leaping on and off of you.
You'll feel like they're biting you. Some people claim they don't feel the bites; if you're one of them, you'll only notice the irritation and a small bite mark.
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