Andy Law Pest Control provide professional pest flea control and flea treatments. We’re happy to deal with small and large scale flea problems.
We use flea treatments available only for professional use and are experienced in the full range of flea pest control methods. We do flea control safely, so children and pets aren’t harmed. We make sure that furnishings, flooring and carpets aren’t damaged by fleas treatment as well.
And we’ve got the experience to deal with just a few flea bites right through to persistent flea problems.
Don’t let a flea problem get out of hand because it could become an flea infestation; unpleasant and unhealthy for you and your pets and other people. If you’re getting bitten or have fleas then ring or email us for professional pest control advice about fleas, flea control and fleas treatment to get rid of fleas.
We’ve 30 years’ experience in pest control and provide free pest control surveys and biting insect identification. And we’re available 7 days a week for advice and help. We really do know what we’re doing; you can trust us to get it right.
There’s more information below about fleas and our flea control service.
What is a flea, about fleas and types of pest fleas in Scotland
Fleas are brown, about 2-3mm long and are biting insects that suck blood. They are narrow side-to-side so they can move in between hairs and feathers, and have long back legs too so they can jump around. There are differences between the fleas under a microscope though. Fleas are adapted to the particular animals that they prefer to feed from and are called after them; for example, bird flea, cat flea, dog flea, rabbit flea, human flea and hedgehog flea. The commonest flea in Scotland is the cat flea but there are nearly 60 different types of flea in the UK .
Signs of flea infestations and how to identify fleas
You might see the fleas moving around on your animals. A cat flea can jump as high as 6” or 15cm so you could see the fleas jumping on the floor or onto animals. We saw this when we visited for flea control Crieff; the floors were literally hopping with fleas all over, not just round the dog’s bed. You might get flea bites, normally 2 or 3 together. A flea bite has a dark centre with a red ring round it. Fleas normally bite around the lower legs because these are near the floor where the fleas are. If your pets sleep on the beds or furniture or if children are playing on the floor though, then fleas will bite the rest of the body. A customer who called us for flea control Pitlochry had 2 little dogs that slept on the bed and she had been bitten all over. If the pets move around the house and sleep in different rooms then you can get bitten by fleas all over the house. We’ve had to use fleas treatment from the top to the bottom of 3 storey house for flea control Cupar.
Your pet might nibble or scratch themselves more if they have fleas; if they are allergic to flea bites then they’ll do this until the skin is red-raw. If you are allergic to the flea bites then your skin will become very sore and itchy too. We saw this when we treated for flea control Blairgowrie, where the dog ended up at the vet and the owner at the doctor because their skins were both so sore. And once when we using flea control Auchterarder the poor dog had lost all its hair off its back because it had nibbled at fleas so much.
You do not have to have animals in the place where you are being bitten. There can be flea infestations from birds or nests nearby. We used flea control Perth once for a family who had no pets at all but were being badly bitten; our flea identification service showed it was bird fleas from nests in the attic. It is also possible to get fleas in empty properties; we’ve used flea control Kinross for a couple who’d bought their dream house, only to find it came alive with fleas once they moved in.
Fleas treatment, how to control fleas and the flea lifecycle
Adult fleas live on and around the animal and lay eggs that hatch out after a few days to small larvae. These live in bedding and on the floor, feeding on skin scales and dust for up to 4 weeks. Then each larva becomes a pupa; a resting stage for the larva to change into a flea. The new flea emerges from this normally within a month, but it can stay in it for up to a year, emerging only when stimulated by vibrations from people or animals walking around. This is how you get fleas again after an flea infestation’s been treated, or in properties that have been empty.
You must kill the fleas already living on and around the animals, get rid of the larvae and eggs in areas that the animals have been in and stop the lifecycle starting again from new fleas that will emerge from the pupae. In low level infestations just treating the animals for fleas could stop the flea problem. Washing pet bedding at over 60°C and hoovering up dust and debris will help remove the flea life stages too.
Quite often though the fleas will have been present for some time and so the infestation is well established and widespread. This is when you need a professional flea pest control service.
Our professional flea control and fleas treatment service
If you’ve got a flea problem or flea infestation then you must be sure that all aspects of the pest problem are dealt with properly, or else you will not get rid of fleas. Our expert and professional pest flea control service will help you do this.
In difficult or unusual situations we use flea traps to find a flea presence or to identify the species of flea. We provide a flea and biting insect identification service too. We use professional flea treatments and fumigations for flea control; we can treat a property far more thoroughly than you could ever hope to yourself using DIY products. We also have the right application equipment to make sure the fleas treatment penetrates all the infested areas.
We advise you how to control fleas in your particular situation; what the extent of the problem might be, how likely it is to recur and how many flea treatments might be needed. We’ll talk through when it will be best to carry out the treatments and how to keep your children and pets safe during the treatment. And we will check that the fleas treatment you have used on your pets or animals are ones that really will get rid of fleas.
We really do know what we’re doing; you can trust us to get it right.
At such a distressing time I was grateful to hear a reassuring and professional voice at the end of the phone!! Thank you very much indeed.
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