Bristol Flea Control
Pet Flea Control in 5 Easy Steps!
March is the time of year when our Bristol flea control service is woken, just like the fleas, by warm temperatures.
Scheduled building works bring people back into properties after many weeks or months. People spending the winter in warmer parts of the world are also returning to homes not lived in for months.
What greets them when they arrive is what at first looks like pepper on their legs, but as the pepper behind to crawl they realise it’s fleas, and hundreds of them.
What can we do about fleas?
1. If a pet cat or dog is present, get it treated by the vet. Over the counter remedy’s are no good at this advanced stage.
2. Preparing for flea treatments. Get a decent vacuum with a rotary brush and intensively clean everywhere, paying particular attention to the perimeter of any rooms, and under ALL items of furniture.
You also need to ensure that the edges of the rooms are readily available to be treated.
3. Spraying. Sprays are not equal! The products we use professionally can be up to 100x more potent than those bought online or from shops. The critical component that many sprays lack is an IGR or insect, growth regulator.
The IGR halts the fleas life cycle in its tracks, so larvae cannot mature into biting fleas. The other outstanding quality of our sprays is that they are residual. Residual treatments go on working for months after we have applied them.
4. Fumigation. Fumigations only work at the time of treatment, and unlike the spray which works for months, fumigants last only an hour. Fumigants get into the places the spray won’t and target the adult fleas.
5. Once treated you will have achieved 99% control, with the final 1% getting mopped up and killed by your pet. Cat fleas and Dog fleas may continue to hatch out of pupae for up to a year. So complete control of that final 1% can take time.