Fleas – how do I get rid of fleas?

Do you have fleas in your house?  Where have they come from? 

Fleas typically enter your home on your pet cat or dog when it’s been outside. They can live and feed on any warm-blooded animal such as humans, domestic animals, and rodents.

If you have a flea infestation, don’t be surprised to see them jumping in your carpet and sofa.

How do I get rid of fleas?

Fleas will hide and lay eggs in carpets, soft furnishings and pet beds.  So just treating the animal alone won’t remove the problem.  The fleas will simply transfer back onto the animal as it moves around the home.

Protex Pest Control will safely treat the problem for you. All our pest control Technicians are qualified to the stringent standards laid down by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).  We will carry out a thorough survey to identify where the fleas are hiding in your home.  We will then apply the correct treatment to eliminate the fleas safely and effectively.

Can I get rid of fleas myself?

There are many DIY flea treatments you can buy.  Their success depends on how soon you catch the problem and how thoroughly you apply the treatment.  In fact, around 95% of flea eggs, larvae and pupae live in the environment, not on pets.  It is easy to miss a critical area in your home. If you miss a place where fleas are hiding, the problem will soon escalate again.

If you want to ensure the job is done thoroughly and successfully then contact us for a no-obligation quotation.

Are there different types of fleas?

There are three key types of flea in the UK. The most common is the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis, it will also bite dogs and humans too.

Less common are dog fleas Ctenocephalides canis and the rarest is the human flea Pulex irritans.

For more information and to arrange a visit from a Protex Pest Control expert:

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