Fleas driving you or your pet crazy? The Pest Guys are experienced in the detection and control of Perth fleas in both an indoors or outdoors environment. Due to the flea’s life cycle and weather conditions many people don’t realize they have a flea problem until they return home from holidays or a move into a new dwelling and are confronted by “Ravenous fleas”. There are several types of fleas but all are attracted to body heat, movement, and carbon dioxide exhaled, making you and your pets a prime target for a meal.
The Pest Guys Flea treatment involves an initial pest inspection to ascertain the severity of your flea problem followed by application of a residual repellent barrier spray around the dwelling along with application of chemical to problem breeding areas providing rapid knockdown of your numbers. Internally The Pest Guys will treat all your likely harbourage areas such as carpets, rugs, pet bedding etc to control fleas that may have already found their way inside your property. Included in all our flea treatments is the use of an Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’s), these are essential for the success of a flea treatment as they break the flea’s life cycle by preventing larvae from developing into adults or by making adults sterile. This is a critical part of flea control as the female flea lays about 45 to 50 eggs per day. It is imperative that your Pets are treated on the same day with a good quality flea product to ensure successful treatment.
Fleas are small, agile insects, 1-3 mm in size, usually dark coloured (for example, the reddish-brown of the cat flea), they are wingless insects with mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of their hosts. Adults usually live for 4 – 25 days, their legs are long, the hind pair provide a unique ability to jump (vertically up to 18 cm & horizontally 33 cm) – around 200 times their own body length, making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals comparative to their body size, ideal to jump from host to host.
Fleas lay tiny white oval shaped eggs the larva is small, pale, has bristles covering its worm-like body, lacks eyes, and has mouthparts adapted to chewing. Egg hatching is triggered by vibration hence when a property has laid dormant for some time and new residents arrive a week or two later you have a flea problem.
If you need a quality flea treatment done to your home then think of The Pest Guys for a fast and efficient response.