Flea Control Wirral.
Cat and dog fleas are the most common type of fleas found in houses. Human fleas are much rarer in domestic properties. They are however still very common on farms, particular pig farms. Adult fleas are between 1-3 mm long and brownish in colour. Their bodies are compressed from side to side which enables the flea to move through fur and feather with ease. The hind legs of a flea are relatively large and are used for jumping heights of up to 20cm. Adult fleas are visible to the naked eye, as small brown/black insects, that jump. Fleas feed exclusively on warm blooded animals, drawing blood from their host by using their piercing mouth parts.
They’re a common problem, with 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 10 dogs having fleas.
To treat the house an insecticidal spray is used. It is a soluble powder mixed in to water that when the water dries the powder bonds to the carpet fibres and surfaces making the floor poisonous to insects. Because the insecticide bonds to the surfaces it is safe to go back in treated rooms when the spray has dried.
Before treatment you should;
If you have pets they are treated using suitable products to avoid reinfestation (ask your vet for details). Wash at high temperature all bedding to destroy any flea eggs. Wash at high temperature any dog beds, cat baskets etc. This will destroy any eggs in these items. Thoroughly vacuum the house to remove all loose flea eggs in the carpets. Throw the vacuum bag away after the house is cleaned. If you have a cylinder type vacuum disinfect after emptying. Remove all loose articles from the floor. This makes it possible to treat all areas.
After treatment you should;
Not go back to the house until the floors have dried. This will be over 4 hours. Avoid vacuuming the house for 14 days after treatment.
A flea treatment costs £80 for a 3 bedroom house or smaller
Most houses will only need one treatment. Some however will require additional treatments. This is due to either high volume of people in the house wearing the insecticide away quicker. Or sometimes due to a particularly heavy infestation.
Extra visits are £60 per visit (based on average 3 bedroom house)
A 4 bedroom house is £100 for the first treatment and £80 for a second if required.
A 5 Bedroom house is £120 for the first treatment and £100 for the second if required.