As pet and homeowners, we understand the discomfort as well as frustration that comes with a flea infestation. Fleas not only cause discomfort to our beloved pets but can also infiltrate our living and work spaces. Their bites can cause itching, rashes, as well as allergic reactions in both humans and pets. Whilst there are numerous DIY remedies available, nothing beats the expertise and effectiveness of a professional flea treatment from a well-trusted pest control company.

Below are some of the most common questions we receive regarding fleas:

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Flea Control – FAQ’s

What are the most common signs of a fleas infestation?

There are usually three signs of a flea infestation.

Bites – Flea bites may be seen on the ankles or feet, with many small bites.

Pets Itching – Cats and dogs make perfect hosts for fleas.

Sightings – Although very small, fleas can be seen jumping about.

If you notice any of the above, read on to see on the DIY solutions, as well as what a professional flea treatment entails.

How to get rid of fleas?

If you suspect fleas, there are a few things you can do immediately before calling a pest control company. Make sure your pets are kept up-to-date with their flea treatments. Increase your hoovering routine (ensuring you empty the hoover in an outside bin after each use).

How long can a flea infestation last?

Unfortunately a flea can survive for many months without food. They can lie dormant for up to nine months, only re-appearing when sensing warmth, movement, and carbon dioxide.

Do I need professional flea treatment?

If after treating your pets, and increasing your hoovering, you are still noticing signs of fleas, it may be time to consult the experts. We have the training, as well as access to the right chemicals, to successfully rid your current flea infestation. As standard, we spray all carpeted areas of the premises with an insecticide. We will always use an insecticide with residual impact. This means that as well as killing any fleas already hatched in the property, our treatment will continue to work for up to 14 days afterward, also killing any newly-formed fleas.

Is a professional flea treatment safe?

We carry out a CoSHH assessment on all of the products we employ. We advise that the premises is vacant during the treatment and for four hours afterward. Once the insecticide is dry, it is fine for pets, adults, and children to return.

What is the cost of a professional flea treatment?

To be fully successful, we always advise of a two-part treatment for fleas. The visits will be approximately 10-14 days apart. A flea treatment with Total Pest Control costs between £90 – £400. The price changes depending on how many visits you have, as well as how big the treatment area is.

If you follow our pre-treatment checklists, have your pets treated, and book on for two visits, our professional flea control service comes with a three-month guarantee.

Why use Total Pest Control?

We are a family-run business, operating for over 30 years. We are members of the British Pest Control Association and hold all insurance and accreditations to carry out our work safely. All of our field staff hold the RSPH L2 certificate in pest control and are on the industry-leading continuing professional development scheme.

Professional Flea Treatment – Next Steps:

When facing a flea infestation, turning to a professional pest control company is the most effective and reliable solution. Do not let fleas disrupt your peace of mind – call us today on 0800 772 0554 or book a professional flea treatment by filling in an online contact form.

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