Fleas aren’t necessarily dirty, but they are itchy and make for unpleasant living conditions for humans and animals alike.
Flea infestations affect people and pets. For pets it can result in some allergic reactions which can sometimes be severe including shedding fur, weight-loss and more, especially if the fleas carry tape worms.
DIY Flea Pest Control Inspection
It’s usually pretty obvious when you have fleas in the home. If you’re not already scratching yourself silly from itchiness, then you can also detect them by carrying out a quick and simple flea pest control inspection to confirm your suspicions. Checking for the following signs:
- Fleas in the drapes, furniture and carpet.
- Tiny, dot like insects in your pets fur.
- Your pets are scratching, licking, biting their fur excessively.
- Out of the ordinary symptoms in your pets such as swelling on the lips, snout/mouth, face and paws, shortness of breath or wheezing.
- Dirt left behind by the fleas on your pets bedding mats, dog crates etc. This dirt looks similar to coffee grounds.
What to Expect from Flea Post Control Services
Flea pest control treatment and removal in your home or business can be relatively easy, but it can take time to wipe out the entire insect infestation.
The initial flea treatment will wipe out the adults, however there will still be eggs waiting to hatch and this can make pest removal can difficult. To overcome this it is crucial to also apply a growth inhibitor, this will interfere with the moulting stage of the insect larvae and exterminate all of the flea population.
Household pets are great places for fleas to live and breed, often the regular pest treatment of your pet will keep the fleas under control. Unfortunately what can happen when the pet passes away or a house is vacated with pets, is that there is no longer any flea pest control mechanism in the building, so within a few weeks there can be an outbreak of fleas.
When fleas are present, it is important to vacuum all floors and furniture prior to flea pest management treatments, if you have a bag vacuum, dispose of the bag, if it’s bag-less, then wash the dirt containment part of the vacuum cleaner.
Contact Aussie Professional Pest Control on (07) 5443 3035 to inquire about our exterminator pest removal services on the Sunshine Coast and in North Brisbane, and ask for a free flea control quote.