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Our expert technicians can quickly identify and control flea infestations in your business or residential property. We will usually recommend two treatments to ensure that all stages of the flea development is treated, from egg to the hatched flea.
It is crucial to ring us as soon as you believe you have fleas in your property due to the speed the fleas breed.
The most common types of flea are cat, dog and human fleas. With wingless, hard cased bodies, a flea can jump up to 13 inches in order to find a host to feed on, which can be us or our pets.
As soon as we mention ‘fleas’ we tend to think of a dirty environment, we shudder and start scratching at the very thought of them! But despite what you might think fleas can thrive in all sorts of environments, including schools and farms.
With our milder winters the flea population has dramatically increased and as the weather warms up in the spring, the numbers can grow rapidly. Scientists from the British Pest Control Association in 2014 said: “Under the right conditions, one flea can turn into 125,000 within eight weeks and can bite 400 times a day”.
Flea eggs can lie dormant in soft furnishings, carpets and bedding for many months, only hatching as the temperatures rise or when a host arrives. However in our centrally heated world, activity is all year round.
Fleas are transported to new environments such as offices, schools and private properties, on clothes, bags and pets. Sensitivity to flea bites is variable and when fleas feed, they secrete saliva which can cause an allergic reaction with skin lesions and severe itching. Fleas can be carriers of disease and can also carry tape worm.
Flea bites on a human are tiny, red, raised humps about the size of a needle mark and can often appear on feet and the lower leg. If your pets have fleas they may be scratching more. It’s possible to see fleas crawling on your pet’s fur and if you use a flea comb you may uncover more!
Simple. Contact Helliar Pest Control today for a FREE no obligation quote. With many years of experience, we know how it feels when you discover you've got pest problems, so we'll be more than happy to come and see what the best solution is.
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