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Dealing with flea infestations in your Surrey home with professional flea control
When most people think of fleas, they immediately think of their pets. After all, fleas are a problem which only effect dogs and cats, right? Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Fleas feed on blood and they are more than capable of feeding on human blood. What this means is that fleas can often become a huge problem for humans. Usually this happens in one of two ways. Either your cat or dog will pick up fleas, or you pick them up from outside the home.
Remember, fleas live in nature. This means you can get them from anywhere. For example, if you go to the park or for a hike, it’s more than possible to pick up fleas. Once these are brought back into your home, they quickly begin to multiply. Your home provide provides the perfect environment for fleas. Like most pests, fleas thrive in warm environments. The heat inside your home acts like a type of incubator for these insects. This means you will soon have an infestation on your hands. Which is where we can help with our range of pest elimination services.
How to control fleas in your home
Another reason why fleas thrive in residential homes is because of materials like carpets and upholstery. The fleas natural habit is the fur of animals. Things like carpets, upholstery, and bedding perfectly mimic this environment. This is why fleas can often become a highly frustrating problem for home owners. But what can you do about this?
If you have fleas in your home there really isn’t much you can do about it on your own. That being said, there are certain things you can try. Start by focusing on your pets. Get advice from a vet. From there on you should check them for fleas at least once a week. You should also consider getting a flea collar for your pet, or using some type of flea medication or spray, as advised by a professional
DIY treatments may help but usually don’t work
Something you also need to do is thoroughly wash your pets bedding. Fleas primarily live where pets sleep, and this area needs to be thoroughly washed and cleaned. If the infestation is particularly severe, you may want to consider throwing the bedding away.
As for your home, the only thing you can really do is to vacuum the house. This should help to suck up many of the fleas. Getting in a professional carpet cleaner will also help. You’ll also need to vacuum your furniture, curtains, pillows and any other areas where fleas may be hiding. If you can, try to wash these things. Finally, strip your bed and wash everything.
Contact us for flea control in Surrey
Once fleas have taken hold they can be extremely difficult to get rid of. The problem with fleas is their small size. These pests can hide in even the tiniest cracks, holes and spaces. They can burrow deep into your furniture and hide away for years. All the vacuuming in the world will have no effect, and the fleas will simply continue to multiply.
If you’re in this situation, the best thing to do is hire a pest control company. Treatment for fleas is simple and straightforward. In some cases we will fumigate your house. This will quickly kill all fleas and your problem will be over in a matter of hours. Another advanced method for eliminating fleas are heat treatments, which are used for many insects not just bed bug control. This is an efficient method which does not use pesticides to destroy the fleas. If you would like more information on either of these methods, feel free to contact us today.