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Flea Extermination Services in The Leicester Area

If you have discovered fleas in your property or at your business then you should act rapidly to prevent bites and the spread of disease. Pest Professionals in Leicester can assist to provide you with immediate advice and help if you have a flea issues in two extremely easy and practical steps:

The no obligation phone consultation service applies to both domestic and business customers in the Leicester area. No flea extermination job is too big or too small for us to look into. Where appropriate we are able to advise on any immediate action needed to protect your well being, property or possessions before a visit. If a visit is expected we let you know if there will be a call out charge and also advise on the likely costs of any treatment for fleas should it be called for.

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 astonishingly powerful back legs to grab a blood meal. After a good feed a female may lay several hundred eggs.

There are a variety 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 tackled. 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 keep in the pupal stage for a year. The pupae can sense vibrations and develop into the adult stage within three seconds and right away take a blood meal. This is why buildings that have been empty for a long period of time can appear to have a sudden flea infestation when humans enter.

Flea Bites

Fleas have the tendency to bite around the lower leg and ankle, creating an uncomfortable itch or rash. Flea bites tend to have a tiny red spot in the center, surrounded by a reddened area. Commonly you will see two or three bites in a row on your ankles. Children 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 undertaken most effectively using powerful 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 recommended.

If you need sound advice or swift solutions to problems with fleas anywhere in Leicester or the surrounding towns and villages – get in touch.

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