There are many different species of flea that can find their way in to our homes and finding an uninvited meal on either us or our pets. The most common in the UK is the cat flea which, although it prefers the cat, will quite happily dine out on us for a change!
If you suspect that you may have an infestation of fleas, either by suffering skin irritations, or spots on the skin, or indeed by seeing them, you should first check any bedding used by your pets and the cat or dog itself for any signs. Adult Fleas are about 2-7mm long and brownish in colour. Their bodies are compressed which allows them to move efficiently through hairs, and their relatively large hind legs allow them to have excellent jumping qualities. Give us a call to arrange a visit. Successful removal will require treatment of your pets as well as your home and the information below will let you know what you and our technician will need to do.
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Wash all pet bedding in hot water.
Vacuum all carpeting and mop wood and tile floors, including along walls and inside closets.
Clean or vacuum furniture, especially between and under cushions.
Dispose of vacuum cleaner bag in a trash container outside your home, close tightly. If using a vacuum with a re-usable bag, empty contents into container outside your home, close tightly, and discard. Wash reusable bag in hot water.
Remove all pets and have them treated for fleas by a vet. If you plan to treat your pet yourself, it is essential that all label directions are followed and that you use only products specified for the species of animal on which the product is to be used. It is critical, however, that pets be treated at the same time as the home, so that neither re-infests the other afterwards.
Pick up all toys and items off floor. This includes picking up items from floors inside closets and under beds.
Strip all bed linens and wash in hot water.
To give the treatment time to work, do not clean carpet or floors for at least 10 days after treatment.
Continue to treat your pet (s) for as long as recommended.
Expect to see flea activity for up to 3 weeks after treatment. This is normal and is due to the continued hatching of eggs and their continued destruction.