Blood-sucking, fast-moving, and capable of travelling up to 200x their size in a single jump, fleas can be a real nuisance for pets and humans alike, particularly during summer. While exposure to temperature extremes can sometimes kill them off (like a freezing winter), fleas are able to survive for as long as 18 months in a dormant state, giving them the potential to become a real long-term problem that you’ll find hard to get rid of on your own.
There are ways of avoiding an infestation, such as giving your pet regular flea treatments and frequent vacuuming, but should you or your property be exposed to these insects elsewhere and unknowingly bring them home with you, you’ll be in for an itchy, potentially painful ride unless you take action quickly to put an end to the flea problem before it can really take hold.
The main signs to watch out for are:
- Your pet incessantly scratching.
- Bites or sore patches on your skin, especially your hands and ankles.
- Black specks on your pet’s fur that turn red when water is added to them.
- Dark, tiny insects jumping on bedding, carpets or soft furnishings.
As soon as you spot any of the above, the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) highly recommend calling in a professional pest control company such as us to eradicate the problem quickly and safely. With years of valuable experience behind them, our BPCA certified technicians have a variety of techniques they can use to not only eliminate the visible, active fleas around your property, but remove any dormant ones as well to make sure those fleas stay gone.
Just give us a call on 01480 274 848 or visit our Contact Us page and we will work to create a solution that works for you.