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How to Get Rid of Flea Infestation

Flea Infestation

Need to hire flea pest control Canberra? No need to go any further. A1 Pest Control Canberra controls pests such as termites, cockroaches, fleas, rodents, etc.

Fleas are small, wingless, but agile insects who live by consuming the blood of their hosts. They are external parasites that look for mammals and birds to survive.

Flea Life Cycle

Flea Pest Control Canberra

An adult flea grows to about 3mm long and is usually brown to dark in colour. They can flatten their bodies sideways, which enables fleas to crawl or burrow through the fur or feathers of their hosts, hanging on by their strong back claws designed to grasp onto their hosts.

Flea mouths have been adapted to pierce skin and sucking blood, and as they lack wings, they can jump 50 times their actual body length, 18 cm vertically and 33cm horizontalY. Flea bodies are covered with hard plates known as scierites, which are covered with a multitude of hairs and short spines directed backwards to assist their movement on the host.

Why Hire Flea Pest Control Canberra?

Here are the things that you need to consider when hiring flea pest control in your area.

BEWARE: Pet Owners in Queensland 

Fleas love it when it’s warm, both temperature wise and for living conditions, but pet owners should be aware of the risks associated with pets in these hot climates.
Fleas can breed everywhere, such as:

  • carpets,
  • rugs,
  • throws,
  • bags and luggages
  • sofas,
  • lounges, inside and outside the home.

They will also find their way into furnishings, cracks in the floorboards, and upholstered furniture.

Flea eggs and larvae can run rampant; the larvae feed not only on mature adult faeces, which contain dried blood, but they also eat organic matter, especially in bedding and carpets.

Pets should be regularly groomed.

By grooming and regularly maintaining them, especially if they are playing and walking in grass, a suggestion is that you comb the pet with a flea comb. Scratching or biting behaviour by pets is often a hint that they have fleas, and need treatment asap.

A rule of thumb is that fleas can be carried by just about any hairy animal. Because fleas are parasitic, they can leave uncomfortable itches or rashes on skin, particularly when the home owner has small children.

Flea bites and what happens if left undisturbed

Flea bites cause a slightly raised, swollen, itchy red spot to form with a single puncture point at the centre like a mosquito bite surrounded by reddened haloes.

Fleas carry viruses and bacterial diseases, even the bubonic plague, and transmit a host of diseases, including tapeworms. Undisturbed and without a blood meal, fleas can live for more than 100 days and, on average, live between two and three months.

The reason fleas are not a more common problem for human is due to our lack of body hair.

So, if you notice that there are fleas on your premises, don’t hesitate to contact flea pest control Canberra.

Ring Jenny on 0407 065 413 for end of lease, flea pest control Canberra or general pest control 7 days a week.

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