Gold Coast Flea Treatments
We use the following methods for Control
- Liquid sprays
- Fogging sprays
We treat all
External pathways, Patio areas, lawns and areas where your pets most frequent.
Internal floor coverings including carpeted and tiled areas.
We also recommend that prior to treatment the property is thoroughly vacuumed, floors mopped, your pet’s bedding is removed and treated or replaced, your pets flea and tick treats are up to date.
Using these methods we are completely confident that your property will be flea free and always offer a full 12 month warranty on this type of treatment..
Facts about Fleas
The world is host to over 2,000 species of flea, and they’re a problem almost everywhere. Most common is Ctenocephalides felis, the “cat flea.” Despite its name, the cat flea affects both dogs and cats..
When a flea jumps onto your pet, it will start feeding within 5 minutes and may suck blood for up to 2 1/2 hours. Female fleas are the most voracious, consuming up to 15 times their own body weight in blood. And a single flea can live on your dog or cat for almost 2 months!
Flea infestations can rapidly get out of control. That’s because fleas lay eggs in such large numbers. At a rate of 40 to 50 per day for around 50 days, a single female flea can produce 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. Flea larvae burrow deep into fabrics, bedding and carpeting, so thorough, regular vacuuming and cleaning of your pet’s bedding (in very hot water) is recommended.
Huge numbers of newly developed adult fleas can then remain dormant inside pupae or cocoons in your home for weeks to months. Only when conditions are right—a combination of heat, carbon dioxide and movement—will they emerge from these cocoons as young and hungry adult fleas, which will infest your pet.
Fleas can live on any warm-blooded animal, but seem to prefer to live on , cats, dogs, possums, rats and other rodents. They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, blankets or where pets like to lay.
Fleas are best known for spreading the Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva is an allergen that can cause allergic reactions in pets and humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites cause painful, itchy red bumps.
- Clean and vacuum frequently.
- Keep your yard clean of garbage and pet droppings.
- Protect pets by keeping them on a leash when outside, give them lots of baths, give them monthly flea and tick treatments and take them to the vet at least once a year to make sure they haven’t been infested.
- If you think you have ticks in your home and property, call a pest management professional!