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Flea Extermination Services in The Kettering & Corby Area

If you have spotted fleas in your property or at your business then you should act rapidly to prevent bites and the spread of disease. Pest Professionals in Kettering & Corby can help to provide you with instant guidance and help if you have a flea problems in two extremely easy and effective stages:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Kettering & Corby area. No flea extermination job is too big or too small for us to look into. Where appropriate we can advise on any urgent action required to safeguard your health, property or personal belongings prior to a visit. If a visit is expected we let you know if there will be a call out charge and also advise on the probable costs of any treatment for fleas should it be needed.

Flea Infestations

The flea is a biting pest that is commonly associated with properties with pets and animals. Fleas react to motion, light changes and carbon dioxide and can jump huge distances (onto you!) making use of their incredibly powerful back legs to grab a blood meal. After a good feed a female can lay several hundred eggs.

There are a number of different species of fleas, with the cat flea being the most commonplace. They are generally thought to be transmitters of disease and must be dealt with. If you are getting bitten in a new property it could be that the prior owners had a cat or dog with a flea problem. Fleas may however be carried by most hairy animals and birds including cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, mice and livestock. Non-treatment can also lead to pets developing allergies.

Fleas can stay in the pupal stage for a year. The pupae can sense vibrations and develop into the adult stage within three seconds and immediately take a blood meal. This is why buildings that have been empty for a long time can appear to have a sudden flea infestation when humans enter.

Flea Bites

Fleas have the tendency to bite about the lower leg and ankle, producing an unpleasant itch or rash. Flea bites tend to have a tiny red spot in the middle, surrounded by a reddened area. Typically you will see two or three bites in a row on your ankles. Youngsters commonly react badly to flea bites. However if the bites are taking place during the night and on the upper body, bed bugs could be the cause.

Flea Extermination

Treatment for fleas is carried out most successfully using potent professional strength residual insecticides. Because flea pupae (the stage before they emerge into adults) can have resistance to insecticides, a follow-up treatment from the pest controller may be advisable.

If you need sound advice or rapid solutions to issues with fleas anywhere in Kettering & Corby or the surrounding towns and villages – speak to us.

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