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Fleas can be a common pest problem in homes or properties with pets. These tiny insects survive by feeding on the blood of animals and humans, making them a nuisance to have in the home. They can quickly breed too, meaning a flea infestation is possible if the problem is left untreated.
If you’re worried about a flea infestation in your home or business, it will be important to call in properly qualified flea pest control experts (like us!). We’ll guarantee that your flea problem is fully treated and give you tips on how to prevent a future infestation too.
How Do Fleas Spread?
Fleas can only survive when they have a warm-blooded ‘host’ to feed from. They’re usually most common in cats and dogs but will happily bite humans to get their next meal too.
Female fleas can lay up to a thousand eggs in their lifetime. Once laid, these eggs will hatch and look for a host to begin the cycle again. That’s why it’s so easy for fleas to spread when left untreated and why it’s important to get a flea pest control expert in to deal with the situation.
How To Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas
Your pet is often the source of fleas in your home. It’s important to keep a close eye on them to check for any signs of fleas. As we mentioned above, untreated fleas can quickly spread to become a much larger problem.
Some signs that you pet has fleas include:
- Excessive scratching or grooming
- Small specks of dirt or visible insects on their skin or fur
- Bald patches and hair loss
- Redness and irritation
How To Tell If You Have A Flea Infestation
It’s thought that 95% of flea eggs and larvae live in your home or business environment – and not on your pet. Once hatched, they can become a large-scale problem that may not be able to be solved by off-the-shelf flea treatments.
If you’re worried that you have a flea infestation in your home or at your business, there are some signs to look out for. These can include:
- Unaccounted bites on yourself, your family members or colleagues.
- Visible fleas, particularly around areas that your pet spends a lot of time in.
- ‘Flea dirt’ on upholstered furniture.
- Changing behaviour in your pets (like more scratching than usual).
Are Fleas A Health Hazard?
The best thing to do if you have a flea infestation is to call in the flea pest control professionals. While do-it-yourself treatments can be successful, fleas can be invasive and at-home treatments aren’t guaranteed to remove the problem.
What To Do If You Have A Flea Infestation
While fleas aren’t thought to carry diseases that are harmful to humans and pets, they can cause irritation in both.
- In humans, fleas can cause itching, redness and soreness. In some cases, flea bites can result in an allergic reaction.
- In your pet, fleas are incredibly uncomfortable. Many pets are extra sensitive to fleas and may have an allergic reaction that causes hair loss and bald patches.
Flea Removal Steps
We know that fleas are a pest that no one wants in their home or business. We also know that, in some cases, off-the-shelf flea treatments aren’t enough. If that’s the situation you’re in, we’re here to help. Whatever the scale of your flea problem, our team of trusted technicians are experts at dealing with flea infestations.
If you have a problem with fleas in your home or business and think you need professional help, the first step to take is to contact us. Our approachable team operate 24/7, meaning we’re available to answer your call at any time of night and day. When you contact us, you’ll speak to a fully qualified pest control technician, who will talk you through what happens next.
Flea Pest Control Tailored To You
We’ll always visit your home or business to ensure that we choose the right treatment for your property. Once we’re there, we’ll assess your situation and put together a treatment plan to eradicate the fleas for good. We’re experienced in dealing with a variety of flea species, meaning we have all the right products and equipment to sort out your problem.
As a commitment to our customers, we may make a few visits to your property to make sure that the pests haven’t returned. In fact, we’re so confident in our service that we guarantee our pest removal for two months to ensure that your flea problem is gone for good.
We aim to remove your pests with minimum disruption too, meaning your home or business will be back to normal in no time.
Contact us for guaranteed flea removal
Getting rid of fleas in your home or business is simple when you choose Willis Pest Control. For a free quote, contact our team of experts to get the process started.
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It can be tricky to tell the difference between bed bugs and fleas if you’re bitten while asleep. If you notice bites, combined with unusual scratching in your pets, you could have fleas in your bed.
Check your pets for signs of fleas. Unusual scratching, red patches, hair loss and black or red specks are usually signs of an infestation. If you notice bites on yourself too, it could be time to call in the professionals.
Flea bites can be incredibly uncomfortable. To reduce the itching, speak to your doctor or pharmacist about what treatment is right for you. A cool ice pack can help to relieve the symptoms too.