Flea control treatments
- Tamworth, Armidale and the surrounding area
A flea infestation can be very uncomfortable and difficult to control. With a flea infestation likely to spread quickly through your house and yard, treatments need to be very thorough and a job best left to the professionals.
What flea control treatments do we provide?
Haynes Pest Management specialise in dealing with flea infestations. To get on top of a flea infestation, there are a number of actions that the homeowner has to carry out as well to ensure success
What Haynes Pest Management will do
- Treat all internal infested areas (where the pets have been)
- Treat external infested areas (typically where the pets have been resting)
Our treatments will kill any adult fleas, flea larvae and eggs. The treatment leaves residual insecticide in the carpet which kills any fleas that hatch out of the flea pupae (see more flea information below). The treatment in the carpet keeps working for up to 9 months providing protection from potential future infestations
What you need to do
- Treat your pets with a suitable veterinary product
- Need to kill fleas and their eggs on pet bedding. Your options...
- Wash all pet bedding in hot water
- Place bedding in sealed black plastic bag and place in the sun for 1-2 hours
- Throw out the bedding (needs to be treated with insecticide first)
Our treatment products are designed for use on carpets and are safe to use around children and pets - although people and pets need to be kept out of the treatment areas until the treatment is dry.
Give us a call to eliminate your flea infestation
How to keep fleas out of your home
The best way to keep fleas out of your home is to keep your pets flea treatment up to date.
Do you do any preventative flea treatments?
More flea information...
By understanding the flea life-cycle you can understand how, when and why you can suddenly get a flea outbreak. It all starts when the female flea bites an animal for a blood meal, which she needs to lay eggs
Eggs are laid on the animal, but the eggs are not very sticky and easily fall off. The eggs are spread wherever the pet goes, with the greatest concentration of eggs in the areas where the pet rests
Young fleas actually look like thin, small hairy maggots. They will hide in the carpet, cracks in floorboards or in the sand in moist, shady areas outside (typically sandy soils) - under trees, under the house - pet resting areas. Flea larvae need a warm humid environment to survive, which is why the Summer months are the major flea season.
When the larvae are ready to develop into an adult flea they make a hard pupae. They can survive in this pupae for many months, only jumping out when they feel the vibrations of an animal walking by. Treatments don't always kill all the pupae, but when the fleas jump out they will be killed by the residual treatment in the carpet.
The adult fleas are the ones doing the biting. They prefer furry animals but will take a bit from us as well! The female needs blood to lay eggs.... and so the life-cycle begins again.