Fleas are the source of many biting complaints especially in homes that have pets such as dogs and cats. However even in homes that do not have pets, if a previous occupant kept pets, the infestation could resume.
We understand the discomfort and upset that a flea infestation can cause and have many years’ experience treating this parasitic insect. We offer a flea treatment service that will ensure your home is soon flea free.
The most common species of fleas we eradicate are the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis).
They are ideally adapted to a parasitic lifestyle; they are flattened so they are harder to knock off when the host is grooming, they have backward facing spines on their backs that assist in movement through pet fur, they have massive rear legs that allow them to jump onto a passing host.
An infestation of fleas can remain dormant in an unoccupied property for months, waiting for the vibration of footsteps to stimulate the emergence of the adults from the dormant cocoons.
Fleas can lay up to 1000 eggs per female and this egg laying process begins once the female has had its first blood meal.
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