Treatment for Fleas
Fleas Pest Page Pro Pest Control in Cairns
Contrary to popular beliefs, more than 95% of flea eggs live in the environment and not on eggs.
As a result, the eggs can survive and stay dormant for a long period, usually more than a year.
Now that you know, it is likely that your current infestation was a problem even before moving into your home.
At Pro Pest Control Cairns, we take proactive measures to make sure that you, your family, and your pet are not vulnerable to an infestation.
Phones us now at 07 4277 5555.
How we treat
Can you correctly identify fleas? They are small, wingless, and about 2.5mm long. They also have a reddish-brown and shiny colour and are covered in microscopic hair. Fleas can’t fly since they don’t have wings. However, they can jump long distances. Did you know all that? Well, here is something you don’t know.
When our technician comes over to your house for an inspection, he will locate areas where immature stages of the fleas population reside. Apart from this, we will determine entryways and associated risk factors. After completing the inspection, we can prepare for flea treatment and management.
Treatment and extermination
At us, pest controllers use non-chemical and chemical flea treatments. Our chemical treatment includes the use of pesticides for directly eliminating fleas.
For example, we use growth regulators, aerosol sprays, diatomaceous earth, etc. To safely reduce the flea population without hurting the environment. We will treat the pet, yard, and the environment to ensure complete protection.
We use surface sprays to treat areas that may harbour adults, larvae, eggs, and pupae. These areas include skirting boards, wall joints, under rugs, flooring, etc. Apart from surface spume, we also use dust in cracks and crevices.
Our non-chemical treatment is best for preventing flea infestation. However, it is more of your responsibility since it borders on maintaining a high standard of hygiene.
It includes thoroughly sweeping and washing the floors, vacuuming the carpets and furnishing, and removing weeds and debris from the environment to minimise the chance of fleas thriving. Our technicians will provide more helpful tips when they come over for treatment.
Why are they considered pests?
The most complicated part of a flea bite on a human is the infection that it can cause if you leave it untreated. So, yes. They can bite humans and cause various skin problems that may escalate into respiratory illness and other complications.
Fleas are a natural host for Dipylidium caninum, the double-pored tapeworm that infects cats and dogs, but that can also be transmitted to a human.
Apart from humans, pets also suffer great discomfort and can develop an allergic reaction to the flea’s saliva. If you leave the these parasites for too long, the infestation can cause loss of blood in pets and diseases.
They can live on warm-blooded animals, including rodents, pets, and humans. Pets sometimes pick up them from other animals or in the environment with humid climate.
Although the lifecycle of a flea takes place in four stages, the stages can take between eight months and two weeks, depending on environmental conditions.
A female flea lives for about two years and can lay up to 1500 eggs throughout her lifetime. After sucking blood from the host, the females lay their eggs, and the egg will develop into larvae after a few days.
Common signs of infestation
- Live flea sighting or flea droppings in the coat of your pet
- Pets constantly lick, bite, or scratch themselves.
- Bites on you and other household members, especially around legs and ankles
- Irritation and redness
- Scans and spots
- Bald and sore patches
- Thickened skin area
Common species in the city
- Human flea (Pulex irritans)
- Cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis)
- Dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis)
Treatment tips and advice
- Vacuum your pet play structure, floor cracks and crevices, cushioned furniture, and carpet.
- Put some tape at the end of the cleaner hose and transfer the bag for laundering or outdoor waste bin.
- Wash with hot, soapy water to kill them in all life stages
- Carefully fold up pet bedding that may contain flea eggs to ensure it doesn’t fall on the floor
- Groom your pets at least twice daily during active infestation with a flea comb
- Bath your pet with hot water and shampoo
- Seal off any outdoor hiding places where pets sleep
- Cover any fish tanks and store away exposed foodstuffs
- Buy a quality flea-repellent collar for your pet
- Use natural remedies only after speaking with your vet to prevent allergies.
Where do fleas lay their eggs?
They spend their time on hosts but lay their eggs on carpeting, upholstery, rugs, and other parts of your home.
I only have a cat in my home, and she doesn’t go out. Do I have to worry about fleas?
Yes, you do. Humans can also bring them into your property.
Will a one-time treatment by myself be enough?
It most likely won’t be enough. Unlike DIY, professional treatment guarantees the best result.
Why Choose Us
- Local Cairns Based Business
- AEPMA Member
- Fast and Reliable Flea Extermination
- 20 Years Experience
- Eco-friendly Treatments
- QBCC License
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- 100% Customer Focused Staff
- Free Quotations
Flea Control Services
- End of lease flea treatments from $99
- Adult Flea Control
- Move out flea control
- Bayview Height
- Mount Sheridan
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Don’t wait any longer. Get your pest problem solved today.
Contact us at Pro Pest Control Cairns. We are ready to help.
Give them a call on 07 4277 5555 and book an appointment now.