Fleas & Bugs

Fleas & Bugs

Fleas

Fleas often enter a building on dogs and cats, and are commonly deposited in carpeted areas, in the garden.
Traces of flea faeces little black specks on your pets fur and skin. Look for them especially around head and ears, on the back of the neck, root of its tail and on the tail itself.

Fleas live on the outside of the body of animals (ectoparasites) and need to feed on the blood of these animals in order to produce eggs. Because fleas usually feed and lay their eggs while the pet is sleeping, the pet’s resting areas are where the most fleas will be found. Many pets acquire fleas outside in the yard.

A good first step in the fight against fleas is identifying where they are most common.

This is usually where your pet spends a lot of time, e.g. eating or sleeping. Because flea eggs don’t stick to the animal but drop off, you can expect a lot of fleas in those areas.

You can test for the presence of fleas by using the white socks test. Walk through your home wearing white socks. The fleas, attracted by the warmth and movement as you walk, will jump to your feet and ankles. It is easy to see their dark bodies against the white background of the socks. If you are still not sure if and where you have fleas, you will require specialised traps effective in attracting fleas.

We can provide treatments to remove these by the use of crack and crevice spraying and the use of ULV treatments ultra low volume.

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Category : Services Posted on October 12, 2010

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