Flea control

Why do I need flea control?

Fleas are very small (1.5 mm–4 mm) parasites that live off the blood of animals and humans and can cause unpleasant skin reactions as a result of their bites. It is not uncommon to find pets infested with fleas that have gone unnoticed for weeks. Often the flea problem is only realised once it has become a significant infestation.

Fleas are particularly irritating pests to endure as they can infest all areas of your home including clothing, carpet, cracks in floorboards and even furniture. Fleas are known disease carriers and while flea-transmitted diseases may not be as prevalent as they once were, there are still instances of individuals becoming sick with murine typhus or endemic typhus due to lack of flea control. A fairly common reaction to fleas in dogs and cats is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). These pets are allergic to the saliva of fleas: they become uncomfortably itchy and require veterinary attention and medicine.

Fleas are usually found around the areas inhabited by pets, such as kennels, cat baskets and frequently used pet blankets and mats, meaning that the first step to ridding you and your pet of fleas is cleaning out and washing these areas thoroughly to stop the fleas from spreading to other areas of your home. The issue with fleas is that the adult fleas you see are only only 5 per cent of the flea population. Some 10 per cent of the flea population is flea pupae, 35 per cent larvae and a whopping 50 per cent is eggs. That’s why you need professional pest control experts to eradicate your flea infestation.

What can Precision Pest Control do to solve my flea problem?

The experienced professionals at Precision Pest Control have developed an in-depth knowledge of flea habits as well as the methods of treatment used in flea control, and only use the safest and most environmentally friendly forms of treatment:

  1. A Precision Pest Control professional will inspect your home to assess the extent of the problem and identify the pest, immediately reporting back to you about the severity of the flea infestation.
  2. We will then recommend a treatment plan tailored specifically to your home, taking into account the nature and severity of your flea control issue.
  3. The recommended treatment will be carried out by one of our highly experienced pest professionals, with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  4. The Precision Pest Control professional who carried out the treatment will then compile a fully comprehensive report adhering to the Australian Standards, which will be explained to you under our pest control warranty.

Call Precision Pest Control on 1300 655 524 for more information about how we can provide fast and effective flea control.