Step 1: Inspection & planning
Our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified technicians will conduct an initial survey to identify the flea species and the extent of the infestation. After this, a risk and COSHH assessment will be carried out to ensure maximum results and safety.
Step 2: First chemical treatment
Your premises will be treated with the chemical stipulated in the COSHH assessment. The first spray is the most effective on adult fleas and will not kill eggs as they are heavily protected by their tough outer coating.
Step 3: Second chemical treatment:
The second spray targets fleas that have matured since the last spray. They are no longer protected by their casing so will now be susceptible to the active ingredient used in the treatment.
Step 4: Third and final chemical treatment:
At this stage, there should be no eggs present and the aim of this treatment is to eradicate any remaining fleas that have managed to survive. After the final spray, the fleas life cycle is successfully destroyed and no further treatment is required.
If you opt for the recommended three part visit, we offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay in 3 x installments after each visit to help you spread the cost. A minimum of 3 treatments is required for fleas.
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1. Once fleas are established in your home, it can be challenging to break their cycle.
2. Catching a flea infestation early will improve your chances of success.
3. Acting fast once you've identified a problem is important; if left untreated it's possible to turn into a full-scale infestation, making it more difficult to exterminate.
4. If you have pets, your local vet often knows the best home flea solutions available. There's also some homemade DIY options that can help reduce numbers and aid in the battle against fleas.
5. If fleas keep returning despite your best efforts, then its time to call a professional pest control company.
6. A professional flea exterminator has extensive knowledge on dealing with flea infestations and they also have access to industrial strength chemicals which are strictly for professional use. Some over the counter insecticides just aren't strong enough to eradicate the problem.
7. We have various methods available to tackle the problem such as heat treatment, fumigation, steam, and deep freeze (Items).
1. Vacuuming regularly, at least once daily. Dispose of contents immediately in sealed plastic bags.
2. Pet's bedding should be washed every 7 days, make sure the temperature is over 50°C.
3. Checking pets regularly, ideally every time they go outside. Use a flea comb and look thoroughly.
4. Get your pets treated by a professional at the vet for fleas regularly (ideally monthly) but if you cannot afford the flea treatment, try to source the best home flea remedy available.
5. Consider trimming your pet's hair shorter if possible as fleas prefer longer hair.
6. Flea larvae will feed on organic substances, so try to remove any possible food sources.
7. If you move into a new property, you need to inspect every room and make sure there are no signs of fleas or egg larvae. Flea dirt may also be present.
8. Using a long-lasting household flea spray can slow them down. Some of these sprays can be toxic to animals so be very careful and always read labels.
9. Approximately 95% of fleas will live in your home and the other 5% percent on your pet, but pets are the transporters. It's vital to keep your pet flea-free in order to stop them bringing them into your home.
10. Keeping your garden maintained is also a good prevention tip as fleas will have fewer places to hide on a well-mowed lawn for instance. Keep shrubs well-trimmed and as short as possible.
11. Don't invite any unnecessary animals, birds or rodents into your garden as these can all carry fleas.
12. Keep trees and high shrubs away from your property. This can stop any wildlife entering your loft/attic space.
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Even if you don't have a pet, If an animal such as a rodent/cat gained access to your property, it's possible they could have fleas. Some will then hop off into the environment laying eggs and now you have a flea problem.
Do not let wild feral cats/dogs into your home as they are more than likely riddled with fleas.
When planting, you should keep plants well spaced with plenty of room for air movement and keep them away from your property. Sunlight and air movement kill flea larvae.
When you hoover/vacuum pay great attention to the areas which receive less traffic as fleas tend to prefer quieter spots. According to a recent study published, just vacuuming alone can remove 30% of larvae and 60% of flea eggs.
Keeping your home generally clean can help with preventing a flea infestation. The larvae feed on various organic substances such as food particles, feathers, dead skin and dead insects.
The adult flea is a parasite and feeds on warm-blooded vertebrates including; humans, rats, mice, foxes, rabbits, cats, dogs, squirrels, ferrets and birds.