Flea Pest Control On The Sunshine Coast To North Brisbane

Fleas are one of the few downsides of having a family pet. Where your pets go and who they play with when they’re outside of your home can be the difference between your home being flea-free and flea-infested. If you see your pet scratching more than usual, be sure to check them for fleas!

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Wondering if you need a professional pest control treatment for fleas? The best way to ensure your home is flea-free is to contact our expert pest technicians today to book a professional flea pest control treatment.

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Common Signs Of A Flea Infestation

More often than not, we have customers calling to ask us how to know if they’re dealing with a flea infestation. We’ve included the most common signs of a flea infestation below:

  • Fleas crawling or hopping on your furniture, carpet, drapery, or even your pet’s bedding
  • Itchy bites (resembling small red bumps) on your skin
  • Your pet scratching, licking, or biting their fur more than usual
  • Multiple black, almost dot-like insects in your pet’s fur
  • Any excessive brown or black debris throughout your pet’s fur coat (this is most likely flea poop)
  • Bald patches or scabs on your pet’s skin
  • Your pet has developed pale gums (this could be a result of blood loss)
  • Tapeworms in your pet’s stool

If you’ve noticed any of the above signs of a flea infestation, get in touch with us right away to get rid of fleas in your home.

What do flea bites look like?

Flea bites will usually look like small red dots, sometimes surrounded by a light halo. There will often be a small cluster of three to four bites, most commonly found around the feet, ankles, or lower legs of humans.

Why Is Flea Removal Important?

You may be wondering, why are fleas considered pests? Some can be quick to assume fleas are harmless pests that are easy to get rid of with an over-the-counter spray or pet shampoo, but fleas can have a lot of harmful effects on both pets and humans.

Some reasons why it’s important to get rid of fleas include:

  • Adult fleas are bloodsuckers and usually live and feed on pet or human hosts.
  • Populations can grow so large that public health warnings of ‘flea plagues’ are not uncommon.
  • Fleas can transmit diseases to humans and pets. The bubonic plague from the middle ages was spread via flea bites that were hosted on rats.
  • Parasitic worms are also carried within fleas and can be transferred to pets and humans.
  • Bites can cause irritation, inflammation and sometimes infection.
  • An adult female flea lays around eight eggs after every blood meal. Within her lifetime, which is usually 100-500 days, she may lay several hundred eggs. Each egg takes from one to two weeks to reach adulthood. Eggs are laid in the fur of pets or within sleeping areas of the host.
  • Fleas prefer warm, humid conditions and are a particular problem during the summer months.
  • Eggs can even be laid outside where they may halt their growth until favourable conditions arise.

If you’re concerned about a potential flea infestation in your home, get in touch with us right away to schedule an appointment.

Common Types of Fleas We Help Remove

Our team of expert pest control technicians have experience getting rid of many different types of fleas in Australia at any stage of the life cycle. Some of the most common types of fleas we come across are:

  • Cat Flea: The cat flea will usually choose the domestic cat as its host and is the most common flea in most regions. However, this flea will also attack humans, dogs, and other mammals.
  • Dog Flea: The dog flea is similar to the cat flea in appearance, but less often encountered.
  • Human Flea: Since the introduction of the vacuum cleaner, the human flea is less prevalent. However, this flea will still attack other mammals, but lately, its main focus has been on pigs.
  • Oriental Rat Flea: The oriental rat flea hosts mainly on rats, but will transmit pathogens that are dangerous to human health.

Whether you have seen fleas on your pet or yourself, get in touch with us for a professional flea treatment.

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