In Australia and on the Sunshine Coast, we have several species of fleas, with the most common being the cat flea which generally invade our pets and sometimes our own bodies, if the flea colony becomes out of control. It is the distress and discomfort of a flea bite that generally makes you aware of a possible infestation. Cat fleas nest in the host’s resting place, which is generally your cat or dog’s sleeping mat or basket. Other common flea species are the Dog Flea and Bird Flea. Without a microscope it is almost impossible to tell the difference between cat and dog fleas. Both species feed of both cats and dogs and humans. Bird fleas live in bird nests, hen houses and such and can multiply at an alarming rate in these environments.
Fleas are wingless insects, 1.5 - 3.3mm long, with mouth parts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas feed off the blood of humans and animals, such as dogs and cats. Most flea bites on humans are on the lower legs and can become very itchy. Some people are more sensitive that others to flea bites and may suffer an allergic reaction.
Call Zero Termite & Pest Control, Sunshine Coast to help you eradicate flea infestations and help you in flea control.
If you have moved into an unoccupied house and find you have fleas it can be because fleas and their lava are often buried in carpets. They can lay dormant for long periods of time and only require slight vibrations from you or your pet to wake them and have them attach and start to feed.
If you think you have fleas mow your lawn, vacuum your carpets and dispose of the vacuum bag. Treat your pets and call Zero Termite and Pest who will conduct a thorough treatment of the entire property to rid you of the flea infestation.
All rental properties that have pets are required by their real estate agent to have an end of lease flea spray when vacating. Call Zero Termite and Pest to book your end of lease flea spray.
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