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How to get rid of fleas

Flea Control: A Comprehensive Guide

Before Treatment

Preparing your space before a flea treatment is crucial for thoroughness. Follow these steps:

  1. Clear Floor Space: Ensure maximum treatment effectiveness by clearing as much floor space as possible.

  2. Vacuuming: Vacuum all areas to remove debris, eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult fleas. The vacuum’s vibration stimulates adult fleas to hatch from their cocoon, making them more susceptible to insecticides.

  3. Dispose of Vacuum Contents: Empty the vacuum or remove the vacuum bag, disposing of it in an outside bin to prevent re-infestation.

  4. Wash Pet Bedding and Fabrics: Wash pet bedding, sofa cushion covers, and any affected blankets or clothing in hot water.

  5. Secure Food and Pets: Store away exposed food items and cover fish tanks. Remove pets from the treated area, allowing them back only after full ventilation.

  6. Leave Treated Areas: Depending on the product used, leave treated areas for a minimum of three hours.

DIY Flea Control

While professional pest management is recommended for flea infestations, individuals can attempt DIY methods. However, caution is advised:

  • Professional Expertise: Professionals have training, access to professional-grade insecticides, and knowledge of effective deployment.

  • Avoid Pet Application: Do not apply flea products designed for home use to your pet’s fur or skin.

  • Follow Instructions: Always follow label instructions on insecticides, taking necessary precautions to prevent collateral damage or personal injury.

Professional Flea Control

Professionals use effective techniques to address flea infestations:

  1. Residual Insecticide Application: Standard treatment involves applying a residual insecticide as a liquid spray or powder on all floor surfaces.

  2. Insect Growth Regulator (IGR): To disrupt the flea life cycle, professionals may use an IGR, preventing proper development from larvae to adult. It complements conventional insecticides.

  3. Post-Treatment Care: Avoid washing or vacuuming carpets for a minimum of two weeks to allow the residual insecticide to take effect. This ensures newly-formed fleas are eliminated.

  4. Residual Effect: The insecticide’s residual effect continues to kill emerging fleas over time. Cleaning carpets prematurely may compromise treatment effectiveness.

If you’re experiencing flea issues, you’re not alone. Professionals are well-equipped to handle infestations efficiently.

Remember, successful flea control requires diligence and adherence to professional advice. Contact West Country Pest Control for optimal results.

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12a Lufton Heights Commerce Park

Boundary Avenue

Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8UY

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Accredited Pest Control Services

Our friendly team of reliable and trustworthy staff help all types of Domestic, business and agricultural clients with their pest control problems.

Our Pest Control Service is avilable throught Somerset and Dorset from our Yeovil HQ.

Intergrated Pest Managment

At West Country Pest Control we provide the broadest range of pest control services available in the area and, as you would expect, all our technicians are professionally qualified and are registered with the British Pest Control Association

Commercial Pest Control

We offer professional and cost-effective pest management solutions that can be applied to any type of business. Our proactive pest management solutions will protect your business and enable you to comply with assurance schemes such as Red Tractor & HACCP.

Domestic Pest Control

Looking for pest control in Somerset or Dorset? Call West Country Pest Control and one of our friendly experienced RSPH certified techinicans will deal with it quickly and discreetly for you. BPCA & NPTA Approved.