Fleas

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Preventing Flea Problems

Nobody wants an infestation of these nasty little creatures. The best way to prevent fleas is to take some simple precautions.

Pets are the main source of fleas in the home.

Flea Prevention Tips

  • Vacuum regularly.

  • Wash pet bedding weekly, ideally at above 50°C.

  • Other wildlife such as wild cats, foxes, rabbits and rodents also carry fleas - when your pets are outside they can easily pick up these fleas and bring them back, so check them regularly using flea combs.

  • Larvae feed on organic matter in carpets, bedding & furnishings. You need to try and remove any potential food supply to prevent fleas.

  • When moving into a new home inspect carpets and flooring carefully for signs of eggs or ‘flea dirt’. If the previous owners had pets the flea larvae might be waiting for you.

FACT: After feeding, a female cat flea can lay between 25 and 40 eggs a day, in the fur of the host or its bedding. A single female cat flea can produce up to 2,000 eggs in a life time.

The Trouble with Fleas are...

  • Flea cocoons can remain dormant for two years. They only hatch when conditions are right
  • Flea eggs are tiny (approx. 0.5mm long), oval and white. They are almost impossible to see against rough surfaces like carpets, rugs and pet bedding
  • A flea’s lifecycle can be anything from two weeks to about eight months
  • Fleas can breed quickly. This makes it difficult to prevent fleas completely without professional help

Our expert, local certified technicians know exactly what to do when it comes to getting rid of fleas. They understand the habits of different types of flea and can offer the most appropriate and effective solution. It goes without saying that all treatments used are safe for your family and your pets.

Do you need expert treatments from Rentokil?

If you have a flea problem you can’t get on top of you can get in touch with us for a fast, effective solution.

Call Rentokil free on 0861 117 852 to arrange an appointment. We’ll help you to get rid of fleas in your home and prevent fleas in the future.