Flea Control Northamptonshire

Fleas can be quite a common problem in homes especially those where pets are present, although even without pets you can still discover a flea problem, especially if previous owners of the house have kept dogs or cats. Flea infestations can be quite common throughout Northamptonshire which is why, here at Pestwise, we offer an excellent flea control service to completely eradicate your infestation problem.

Other animals such as rats, mice, squirrels, rabbits and foxes can also be carriers of fleas meaning that if you have suffered an infestation from any of these animals you may also find you end up with a flea infestation problem as a result. Fleas are small and wingless, around 2.5mm long and dark brown in colour. Fleas are narrow side to side which allows them to move easily through fur and body hair.

Flea Exterminators Northamptonshire

The biggest concern of a flea infestation is the bites that you can receive and, although not painful, can develop in to an uncomfortable rash that can be very itchy. Pets are also at risk of developing an allergy to flea saliva. A flea has numerous spines and hairs on their body, their mouthparts are adapted to pierce the skin and suck blood and their last pair of legs are modified for jumping. The whisker like spines on a flea’s head is an important characteristic that is used to identify a flea.

The cat flea and the dog flea are very similar in appearance and are the most common fleas in the UK. Both species of flea can live on both cats and dogs although cat fleas mainly bite humans. Fleas will attack animals and humans and will move from host to host if they are not treated.

Effective Flea Treatment

Before you enlist our help, there are a couple of things you can do to try and eradicate the problem yourself, for example:

  1. Hoover thoroughly
  2. Hot wash all your bedding and clothing (min 60°c)
  3. Freeze cushions, soft toys etc that can’t be washed easily.
  4. Use a Flea spray on affected areas
  5. Use a flea powder to get into the fibres of your carpets where eggs and larvae will be hiding.

These 5 steps are usually an effective method of treating a flea infestation however they aren’t guaranteed to get rid of your problem, therefore if you find that you still have an infestation make sure you get in touch with us here at Pestwise. We offer the best flea control service throughout Northamptonshire so give us a call on 01933 388 177 and we will be at your property as soon as possible.

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