Flea Fumigation Burnley
Flea Infestation and Fumigation
Many of us have furry friends at home such as dogs and cats, some businesses even have office pets.
At the last count there were around 10.9 Million Pet Cats and 9.9 Million Pet Dogs in the UK.
Unsurprisingly, flea infestations are extremely common.
Thankfully, our Burnley based flea fumigation team use professional treatments with a mixture of ULV treatment for fast acting knockdown combined with residual sprays or insect growth regulators.
This flea treatment is so effective our flea fumigation will leave your home or office cleared of flea infestation after just one visit in 9 out of 10 cases.
Flea Fumigation Treatments
Our flea fumigation treatment is so effective that in 90% of cases we will only need to visit you once.
We use a combination of chemical based treatments coming in various formulations for different applications:
- Wettable Powders
- Oil In Water Emulsions
- Micro Encapsulated
- Aqueous Suspensions
We also deploy a range of non toxic flea infestation treatments using Steam Treatments and Dessication Powders.
Potential Flea Infestation – What to look out for
Fleas are tiny reddish, brown insects that love to suck blood! They prefer the blood of animals but are not at all discerning if a human is nearby!
Fleas do not have wings but get around using their well developed rear legs, it’s these powerful legs which allow them to hop from pet to carpet to mattress.
A female flea will lay eggs after every single ‘blood meal’. This can mean the addition of up to 300 eggs within a week so its easy to see how a flea infestation can occur in a very short space of time.
There are clear signs to look out for to confirm that your pet has fleas:
- Excessive scratching or biting at the skin
- Dry or raw skin
- Irritated ears
- Small red sores or scabs
- “Flea dirt” (dark specs of dried blood)
You may also notice fleabites on yourself or family members, particularly around the lower legs and ankles.
Flea bites on humans are normally clustered and characterised by an itchy bump with a red spot surrounded by red halos.
How To Get Rid Of a Flea Infestation.
There are three key areas to consider when dealing with a flea infestation.
Flea Fumigation For Your Home
Our extremely effective range of treatments will have your home flea free in no time. In 90 percent of cases we will only require a single visit.
Treating Your Pet
We always advise that you take your pet to your local Veterinary surgery and get a professionally administered pet flea treatment – this is critical to prevent re-introduction of flea infestation to the home.
This should be done within two days before or after your home flea fumigation.
In the vast majority of cases you can treat flea bites on your body with over the anti itch creams and anti-histamines.
More serious cases involving a potential allergic reaction should be assessed by a medical professional.
Preparing For Your Flea Fumigation
Our expert flea control team will give you all the information you need to prepare for our visit upon booking but here are some things for you to consider to make our visit as effective as possible:
Floors and carpets should be vacuumed and cleaned paying particularly attention to spaces underneath furniture, upholstered furniture, high traffic and low lying areas of your home.
After vacuuming take the vacuum cleaner outside, remove and dispose of the back/contents – don’t do this inside the home.
Please also ensure that floors are clear of toys, books, etc, and spaces underneath beds and static furniture should be as clear as possible.
Your pet should be out of the house for the duration of the treatment.
We do also ask that you plan to be away from your home for up to 5 hours whilst we administer the flea control treatments.
FLEA CONTROL FAQS
Do you only cover Burnley for flea control?
As one of our specialist services we cover outside the Burnely area. In fact we cover all of Lancashire.
I just have one room with fleas, can you just treat that?
Unfortunately we do not offer flea treatments for single rooms. Due to how fast fleas spread in a property we generally need to treat the entire property at once.
Will the treatment kill the fleas on my cat?
We recommend that you take your affected pets for a veterinarian administered flea treatment. You should do this within two days before or after a home treatment.
The person on the phone said I had to vacuum before you arrive, why?
If there is any significant amount of dust or pet hair on the carpet it will limit the effectiveness on the treatment. This could even mean have to pay for an additional treatment later on.
How fast do the fleas spread?
Fleas lay up to 50 eggs per day. Therefore it is important to catch the infestation early on.
How long do I have to leave the home?
Depending on the treatment chosen you may have to leave your home for up to 5 hours. This is for your own safety!
I have a fish tank at home, is that a problem?
Ideally small fish tanks should be removed from the home during treatment. If however you have a large tank then please call for advice.
I don’t have pets, why am I finding fleas?
Pet owners are more prone to fleas generally. If you have moved into a new property however they could be fleas emerging from their dormant state whilst the property was vacant.
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