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How To Get Rid Of Fleas
Flea bites from pet fleas warn people of pending flea infestation. Getting rid of these biting parasites requires professional pest control solutions to tackle the entire flea lifecycle, killing adult fleas, fleas larvae and the pupae and eggs. Flea sprays and bombs bought online or over the counter are of little use.
Bristol Flea Control - The Facts:
Flea Control Facts & Advice: Our pest extermination services are regularly called upon to Eliminate Pet Fleas Quickly. Fleas come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and with a history spanning millions of years and around two thousand species worldwide, you can't help respecting these adaptable "little offenders".
What Are Fleas?
Fleas are distinctive from other insects in a number of key ways - they are quite small, flattened insects that are a few millimeters long, appearing brown in colour, with backward facing hairs that allow them to move easily through the victims (hosts) hair where they feed on the hosts blood.
The other significant features are the incredible jumping range and a distinctive dark brown to black eye on the head. The Fleas powerful rear legs and claws on the ends of the legs for grasping the hosts flesh, ensure they have a firm purchase whilst they feed.
Fleas are among our least favorite pests and it is those found on dogs (Ctenocephalides canis) and cats (Ctenocephalides felis) that are most commonly responsible for bites here in Bristol.
What Are Fleas?
If you think it is just one person in your home getting bitten by fleas you could be wrong. People react differently to different things and flea saliva is no exception. It's routine for us to visit properties where it is believed just one person is being targetted by these parasitic biting insects.
Time and time again we need to explain that fleas don't hold grudges and that being bitten by fleas is an experience everyone will share, but only a handfull will react to. All the occupants of an affected building will be bitten if the fleas have the chance, but only those with an allergy to the bites will know about it.
Cats and dogs are no different to humans. If you talk to your local vet, you will discover that your pets can also develop terrible allergies to flea bites.
Fleas also carry a number of diseases that include the Black Death a very frightening disease still around today in some of our planets poorer countries.
Bacteria are spread when they regurgitate whilst feeding on a new host (you). One key problem with all bites is the allergy many people have to them. The bites get itchy and the scratching causes infection that in turn can cause permanent scarring. Fortunately at WaspKill UK we have proven methods for controlling fleas quickly, safely and easily.
large infestations can develop whilst people's homes are empty and we get called to people each year who have returned home to become covered in pepper from the carpet or in other words hundreds of fleas all emerging from the floors etc simultaneously.
The fleas astonishing ability to jump 100 times its own height, allows it to easily make it onto a passing host. What's interesting is they only jump when it's light.
The products you can buy in the shops can have some effect but in general are a sorry match for the for large infestations that are only quickly taken care of by integrated methods that include both fumigation and residual sprays.
Flea Treatments for cat fleas and dog fleas:
Treatments for cats and dogs are easily available to the general public are very expensive and in most cases simply do not work. We regularly have customers who spend a hundred pounds or more on sprays form the supermarket or vet that just don't get the results they promise.
Our products are varied and this is because every situation is slightly different. Professional products get good results in the majority of cases and from experience we know that the chemicals we use are quite simply the very best.
Common Sources Of Pet Fleas:
One of the big questions our customers often ask in relation to affected homes or offices is very simply "where do they come from"?
For the answer you need to engage in a small amount of detective work. You need to think when you first started experiencing the symptoms of bites, such as raised itchy patches on the skin or others in the same area reported seeing them or getting bitten by them. Once you have a little bit of a time line you need to ask some of these questions and of course give honest answers.
Where did I first notice them or the bites on my body?
The legs and lower arms are common places especially where the skin is delicate with a good vascular supply close to the surface. The neck is also a common spot to get bitten. Clothing is a great insulator and also provides fleas with a level of concealment.
Where was I when I noticed them?
What had you been doing that day? Had you had any visitors or had anyone else in that location? Had you been into a property or area where animals were or had been present? Had you been into a squat or old property where an animal had been kept up to eighteen months before?
What time of day was it when I noticed them?
Was the weather hot or cold - was it day or night. Like all insects, they like warmth and if you are the warmest thing in a cool room then your heat signature alone will get them interested. If the room is warm or an area is exposed to sunlight through glass, then it speeds up the development time it takes for flea larvae to reach maturity or developing adults in pupae to mature.
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