Getting rid of fleas
Although often associated with domestic premises inhabited by cats and dogs, flea infestations also occur in public buildings and open-plan offices. Usually because they have been brought in on someone’s clothing or baggage.
The greatest concern about having fleas in your home or business comes from their bites. Which while not painful, they can result in an itch or rash. Fleas can also act as an intermediate host of canine tapeworm which can infect humans.
While they don’t fly, fleas can jump long distances and move easily between humans and pets. To be successful, any treatment requires treatment of both your property and your pets, if you have them.
At Abate Pest Management Services we understand the habits of fleas so we can offer safe, effective treatments for your home or business to ensure complete control of your infestation and to get rid of all your fleas.
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Learn about fleas
- Adult fleas are small wingless insects, with a flat red/brown body and backwardly directed spines and legs designed for jumping.
- Mainly active in communal rooms where pets sleep and where there is a lot of activity.
- Fleas a generally found on pets, pet bedding, in the carpets and upholstered furniture.
It’s difficult to prevent your pets from getting fleas, however there are some small things you can do to reduce the chances.
- Ensuring that you have applied veterinary approved flea products to your pet’s fur on a regular basis.
- Regularly vacuuming areas that your pets are around, especially if the area is carpeted. Also vacuuming any furniture that the pet sleeps/lays on.
- Regularly washing the bedding, blankets and other items in the hottest water possible.
- Keeping your garden as neat and tidy as possible by mowing the lawn and raking up any leaves, grass or bush clippings.
If you do have a flea infestation, we recommend you get a qualified Pest Control Technician to treat the problem.
- Prior to the insecticide treatment, we ask you to clear as much floor space as possible. Vacuum all areas to help remove any debris, eggs, larvae and adult fleas. The vibration from the vacuum also help to stimulate adults to hatch from their cocoon stage. Empty the waste collection compartment into an outside bin.
- The standard treatment for infested premises is the application of a residual insecticide, either a liquid spray or powder. The insecticide is applied to all floor surfaces.
- Ensure you don’t vacuum or wash the carpets for at least 2 weeks or you’ll be in danger of eliminating residual insecticide which will lead to a failed treatment.