Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. There are several species of fleas in australia although the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the most common. Adult fleas are blood suckers and live on animals, but they may bite and seek a blood meal from humans.
Fleas often lay their eggs in or near cracks and crevices on the floor or amongst dust, dirt and debris. Sometimes eggs are laid on the host animal and then these eggs usually fall to the ground and accumulate in large numbers in and around animal bedding and resting places.
Flea bites cause irritation and inflammation of the skin, usually on the lower legs and feet in humans. Fleas can carry tapeworms that affect dogs, cats & humans, particularly young children who are likely to swallow the fleas whilst playing with their pets.
- External Perimeter of House
- Internal Residual Spray of Skirting Boards
- Alfresco/Pergola Area
- External Walls of Shed and Carport
Our pesticides are water based, odourless, will not stain or mark and are often derived from plants
We ensure the safety of the entire family, including your much loved pets
When the pesticide is dry it is completely safe
Drying time of up to 2 hours (depending on weather conditions)
NOTE: For all internal spray treatments, house must be closed for 3 hours.
Ways to Prevent Fleas in the Home
Most Ants come inside looking for food. They are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. Ant proof your home by making food unavailable:
- Regular vacuuming of floors and any areas where animals rest will help prevent infestation.
- Regularly wash animal bedding in hot water
- Checking and treating animals regularly
- Carry out an ant control program with a qualified pest controller
At Southcape Pest management we understand the habits of each of the many species of fleas found in the south-west. We use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home.