Flea Control Shipston
How do you know you have a problem with fleas?
The most obvious sign of flea problems tend to be when you or members of your family get bitten.
The flea infestation may have started from your own pets, by visiting pets or, from the pets of previous occupants.
They will also feed on you and your family and may move onto your beds and clothing before going back to the carpet.
Why Should You Have This Flea Problem Treated?
The infestation should be treated because fleas cause real discomfort to you, your family, friends and your pets. More significantly they can transmit Tapeworm and can bite visitors who may in fact take fleas back to their homes.
What Can You Do In Preparation for Treatment?
The most important preparation for treatment is effective hygiene. The whole floor area of the house should be thoroughly vacuumed. In addition, furniture must be vacuumed ensuring that cushions are removed from chairs and settees and everything is cleaned. The vacuum cleaner bag must be removed and placed in a tied bin bag and then put in an outside bin. Pet bedding must be washed on a hot wash or better still discarded and replaced.
How Will The Infestation Be Treated?
A strong residual liquid and powder based insecticide will be applied to all affected areas. The chemicals contain Bendiocarb which is powerful, biodegradable, not toxic to other animals but highly toxic to crawling or flying insects. It is almost odourless, and does not corrode or stain. The whole of the affected area will be either sprayed or dusted, including furniture and curtains.
What Happens After Flea Treatment?
Don’t let your pets walk on the treated area until it is dry. You and your family can walk on it as long as you are wearing shoes or slippers. Do not vacuum the area for at least two weeks and when you do make sure that you dispose of the bag away from your house. It is important to vacuum your whole house daily for the first week, preferably twice but once is adequate.
The fleas will not die immediately, so you may see activity for up to 21 days after treatment, don’t worry about this, it is normal.
To ensure success please have your pets treated with fitted with flea collars and treat with a reputable anti-flea agent.