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Flea Pest Control Experts

If you have noticed fleas on your cat, or perhaps bite marks on your arms or legs, it is time to search for the best flea treatment. Able Group are here to offer professional flea control to help eliminate your flea problem.

Fleas are notoriously hard to get rid of and it can take just 6 weeks for the first flea to create a full infestation. They can extract enough blood from your pet to kill them, feeding on them for up to an hour at a time. Therefore, it is important to treat the property entirely to ensure the problem is properly eradicated.

Fleas are so difficult to get rid of because they need to go through a full cycle. Killing the adult fleas will not necessarily eradicate the problem, which is why a full treatment is required so that every stage is targeted.

Fleas are not uncommon and do not reflect the cleanliness of the home or business property. They are, however, incredibly difficult to deal with without professional flea control advice from pest control experts you may be fighting a losing battle. So, call Able Group today and have us work on creating a flea free home once more.

Signs Of Fleas

A Flea problem can be difficult to spot. Fleas can be found mostly where the pet rests and inside the fur of the animal. However, they can lay eggs in the carpet and other areas of the home, being able to live without a host for months. So what are the signs of a flea infestation and how can they be identified in your home?

Have You Been Bitten? - Fleas will tend to bite mainly on the arms and the legs rather than across the core. The irritation of the bite is mainly caused through the reaction to saliva from the fleas, that is injected into the skin of the host to prevent the blood from clotting whilst the flea feeds.

Evidence? - You may be able to see visible droppings and markings around the home, particularly around the edges of the rooms. Fleas, although small, can also be seen by the naked eye, particularly when jumping to or from a host.

Pet Contact - If you've had a visitor in the home with a pet or your pet has been in contact with others, it only takes one flea to spread throughout the house. They can lay eggs in the carpets and remain dormant for long periods of time before finding a host to feed on.

Pre-Flea Infestation Solutions

Flea infestations need to be attacked from a variety of angles for the flea eradication to properly begin. There are a few things that you will need to do before flea treatment is carried out, to ensure that your problem is dealt with quickly and effectively.

Wash - strip the beds and boil wash the bedding at the highest wash possible (preferably 90 degrees), which will kill off any eggs. Soft furnishings, including any toys and clothes being stored, should be tumble dried or washed at the highest possible temperature. Delicates can be frozen which will achieve the same effect.

Pets - make sure pets are treated before and after treatment is carried out, to ensure an infestation does not return. Your local vet surgery will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take. If the pet is not treated, the flea problem will simply return the treatment process will need to be repeated again.

Vacuum - all floors either hard or carpeted should be vacuumed and cleaned, paying particular attention to the outer edges of the room. The use of a hoover may help to physically remove all stages of a flea's lifecycle from the carpets and furniture. The contents of the hoover must be disposed of quickly and carefully

Although these tips and tricks may help, they are never a sure solution and we would always recommend seeking professional flea control for effective flea removal in your home.

Once all of the pre-visit procedures have been carried out, the problem areas will usually be sprayed using a Surface spray or dust.

Why Do You Need Fleas Gone?

It is important that a pest controller treats a flea infestation to ensure that the problem is fully eradicated, and to prevent any further infestation. A fully trained, professional flea pest controller will have full training and expertise in the handling of pesticides and extermination of pests, and will be able to assess the infested property, to ensure the best steps are taken for the pest problem to be completely resolved quickly and efficiently.

There are a number of diseases in which fleas can transmit to your household pet, with many causing serious health issues. Just some of the diseases fleas can cause include:

Haemobartonellosis - This is a disease that affects the red blood cells in household pets, causing anaemia in cats. Other symptoms of this disease include a loss of appetite and dramatic weight loss.

Plague - If a flea has previously bitten an infected animal, and proceeds to bite your pet, this can spread the plague and result in symptoms such as a fever and even sudden death.

Tapeworms - Tapeworms can be spread to your pet if a flea that is carrying tapeworm eggs is eaten. The tapeworm eggs will then hatch and attach itself to your pet's intestines, resulting in great irritation, vomiting and weight loss.

Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) - Owners can be at risk from this type of disease, as fleas transmit CSD from one cat to another. Humans can get CSD when infected flea faeces is transmitted from the pet to the owner through a bite, lick or scratch.

Flea Treatment FAQs

Is The Treatment Safe For Elderly People And Children? - Children under the age of 2 and the elderly should stay out of the property for at least 24 hours after treatment.

What Should Be Done After The Treatment? - You should not hoover or wipe any surfaces that have been treated for up to 5 weeks. This is so that the fleas can go through a full cycle.

How Soon Can The Treatment Be Done? - As soon as you have carried out the pre-treatments listed before, the Able Group can send out one of our expert engineers to lay down the treatment. We operate 24 hours a day, providing round the clock pest solutions.

Will The Treatment Harm My Pet? - We would recommend that pets are kept out of the property for 24 hours after the treatment due to the strength of the pesticide.

What Does The Treatment Involve? - A pesticide dust or surface spray will be sprayed onto the affected areas of the property.

How Long Should You Be Out Of The Property For? - Healthy adults can return to the property after 8 hours. If you are unwell or at risk for any other reason, then we ask for you to be out of the property for 24 hours.

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