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Fleas Removal Melbourne

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Flea Control Melbourne, Flea Extermination

Our Pest Police flea control team in Melbourne appreciates that the problem with fleas is usually seen as one for pets. It’s even possible not to have your own pets but to import the problem from neighbours or family visitors! However, although they might not primarily have human targets, they are thoroughly unpleasant disease carrying parasites. They can quickly cause irritation should they come into contact with your skin, and, beyond that, they can even be a cause of often worrying, even frightening, allergic reactions.

One thing’s for sure: should you spot a flea problem in your home then you want it gone as quickly as possible. Our experienced flea extermination technicians can quickly get to work solving this unfortunate situation. They appreciate that these fleas can often exist in a variety of locations within a property, including carpets, furnishings, even cracks in floorboards.

Our flea control in your Melbourne home will start right away with a thorough inspection. This prompt and efficient service will provide a full written recommendation. Only then will we seek your approval for a specific course of action. Be assured that the professional treatments carried out by our highly experienced, and extensively trained, fully licensed and insured Pest Police team, always make use of the latest pest-management systems available in Australia. These are both environmentally friendly and won’t cause any harm to either humans or pets residing at the property we treat. As you would expect our work carries a full warranty.

With extensive experience, and terrific Google rating results, it’s little wonder that so many clients recommend our Australian owned and operated Pest Police flea control services in Melbourne to so many work colleagues, family friends and relatives. So, if flea extermination is top of your priority, contact us now for a swift solution to a horrible problem.

Flea Removal Services Melbourne

THE SPECIES

Our flea removal team in Melbourne recognise that there are three main species of flea that infest humans:

Cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis)

Dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis)

Human flea (Pulex irritans)

The cat and dog flea are common in Australia. A flea bite is intensely itchy and secondary infections caused by scratching are common.

THE PROBLEM

Fleas are a type of wingless parasite found worldwide. They feed off the blood of humans and animals such as dogs and cats, inflicting extremely itchy bites. Since fleas use a wide range of hosts, diseases can be transferred from one host to another. Fleas are known to transmit tapeworm larvae and, uncommonly, the disease murine typhus. They are most notorious for transmitting bubonic plague from wild rodents to humans in certain parts of the world (not Australia).

SOLVING THE PROBLEM

One of our qualified Pest Controllers can determine the type, source and extent of the infestation, they then use registered insecticides to control the fleas. Good hygiene practices, such as frequent house cleaning, should reduce the risk of further infestations. We also recommend treating any pets for fleas with appropriate products from your vet.

IDENTIFICATION

SYMPTOMS OF A FLEA BITE

The bite of a flea has certain features:

It is extremely itchy

A red, swollen wheal (lump) develops within half an hour of the bite

After a day or so, the wheal may develop into a blister or small wound

The legs and feet are often targeted

Secondary infections caused by scratching are common

Some people may become hypersensitive (very sensitive) to bites

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FLEA

A flea:

Is wingless, oval-shaped and around 2 to 8 mm long

Is light to deep brown in colour

Has a disproportionately small head

Has six legs

Has large hind legs that enable them to jump long distances

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