Do you know that one adult female flea produces thousands of eggs that fall off into the carpet, bedding and furniture and stay there until they hatch? Once they hatch they will immediately look for a blood meal which can be either your pet, you, or your children.
⦁ 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 lifecycle 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
We treat all rooms with a residual insecticide and /or knock down spray normally except bathrooms and kitchens unless pets are sleeping in these.
⦁ We will only carry out a partial treatment (one of 3 rooms for example) at customer’s request but not successful and not recommended.
Please vacuume and clean the property thoroughly .
⦁ Throw vacuum cleaner’s contents in the dustbin and put a new bag in or the hoover should be washed out as manufacturer’s guidelines.
⦁ All items on the floor such as shoes, bags etc. should be taken off the floor.
⦁ Your pets sleeping basket, rug should be washed on the highest temperature.
⦁ Your pet should be taken to the vet for a flea treatment. This treatment does not stop your pet from bringing more fleas back into your home, but deals with them on the pet.
Please keep away from treated property at least for 3-4 hours or until completely dry depending upon weather temperature.
Do not sweep, brush, mop, vacuum, or clean the area that has been sprayed for at least 14 days, this is to let the insecticide work through the insects’ life cycle which we are trying to break.
⦁ If after 14 days there is still activity then a second treatment may be required.
⦁ All second treatments are charged at 50% of the cost for the first treatment.