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Flea Extermination Services in The Northampton Area

If you have spotted fleas in your property or at your business then you ought to act rapidly to prevent bites and the spread of disease. Pest Professionals in Northampton can assist to provide you with immediate advice and help if you have a flea issues in two very easy and effective steps:

The no obligation telephone consultation service applies to both residential and business customers in the Northampton area. No flea extermination job is too big or too small for us to look into. Where relevant we are able to advise on any immediate action called for to safeguard your health, property or belongings before a visit. If a visit is expected we let you know if there will be a call out fee and also advise on the probable 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!) using their incredibly powerful back legs to get a blood meal. After a meal a female can lay several hundred eggs.

There are a variety of different species of fleas, with the cat flea being the most common. They are generally believed to be transmitters of disease and must be tackled. If you are getting bitten in a new property it could be that the former 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 emerge into the adult stage within three seconds and immediately 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 tend 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 center, surrounded by a reddened area. Typically 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 happening during the night and on the upper body, bed bugs could be the cause.

Flea Extermination

Treatment for fleas is undertaken most efficiently 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 recommended.

If you need sound advice or swift solutions to issues with fleas anywhere in Northampton or the neighboring towns and villages – get in touch.

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