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Flea Information

Especially common in properties home to pets or other animals, fleas are tiny insects that feed by sucking on the blood of the humans or animals they are in close proximity to. Due to their small size, they can be very challenging to spot and dispose of and if left to their own devices can quickly multiply spreading across much of the space and starting a flea infestation.

If you suspect that your home or business has a flea infestation, get in touch with our pest control fleas team who are able to guarantee a full disposal while also providing tips and tricks on how to prevent a future flea infestation.

How Do Fleas Spread?

In order to survive, fleas require access to a warm-blooded host to feed on; they usually make fur or thick hair their home as it offers shade and a prime position for clinging onto their host. Generally, this means that they favour cats and dogs but can also take an interest in humans.

The speed at which they breed is one of the prime dangers of a flea infestation, a female flea can lay up to a thousand eggs during their lifetime. Once hatched, fleas will instantly begin to search for a host at which point they’ll begin the cycle again. Due to how quickly this can happen, it’s vital that a solution for pest control fleas is implemented.

How To Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas

By far the most common source of fleas, pets are especially vulnerable to their parasitic behaviour. As you’re unlikely to be able to actually see a flea infestation unless they’re present in great numbers, the clearest indicator of whether your pet has fleas is changes in their regular behaviour.

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. This means that you may be completely unaware of a present flea infestation until these eggs begin hatching; at this point it may already be too late for regular 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 most efficient way to dispose of a flea infestation is to get in touch with certified pest control specialists to carry out the extermination. There are a series of home treatments available in-store and online but these seldom guarantee results and may only serve to inconvenience the occupants of the property.

What To Do If You Have A Flea Infestation

There is currently little scientific evidence to state that fleas carry diseases harmful to human or animals, however, they are likely to cause irritation and serve primarily as an annoyance rather than a danger.


  • While they commonly only cause itching, redness, and soreness in humans, there have been cases in which a flea bite has triggered an allergic reaction.
  • When it comes to pets on the other hand, fleas can make them rather uncomfortable with many being extra sensitive potentially even causing an allergic reaction that triggers hair loss and bald patches.

Flea Removal Steps

Fleas aren’t exactly a pleasant pest to have around a property – they multiply quickly and are surprisingly resistant in the face of many forms of extermination attempts. If basic flea treatments aren’t doing the job, you need the help of trusted pest control technicians.

If you’re unsure of how to resolve a flea issue within your property or believe that a flea infestation has taken place, you may wish to speak to a member of the Willis Pest Control team. We are approachable 24/7 providing advice and guidance in regards to pest control fleas at any time of day or night.

Flea Pest Control Tailored To You

We understand that every property is unique and thus ensure that the correct treatment is implemented to get the best results. Our solutions are highly versatile and after carrying out an assessment of your situation, we put together a treatment plan to eradicate the fleas for good. Having resolved a great number of flea infestations over the years, we have access to all the equipment necessary to promptly and efficiently resolve the issue.

In order to best gauge the success of our implemented plan, we undertake a series of subsequent visits to your property to check that all of the fleas and their eggs have been eradicated. 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.

Our services always look to provide minimum disruption to the day-to-day functionality of your home or business.

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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