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Professional Ellesmere Port Flea Treatment
As every pet owner knows, there are many positive aspects of pet ownership. Unfortunately, owning a four-legged friend means taking on their common ailments, and for dogs and cats, few ailments are as prolific as fleas.
Cat and dog fleas are the types of fleas that you will most regularly come into contact with as a pet owner and without proper Ellesmere Port flea treatment and eradication techniques you can quickly become all too familiar with the problem of a large scale flea infestation.
Understanding flea control - Life-cycle of the flea.
A flea infestation can develop quickly. The life-cycle begins with the flea eggs. These are usually laid in groups of around 20 eggs. The eggs are normally laid on the host animal which means that when your pet lies down to sleep, the eggs can roll off and become hidden in soft furnishings such as carpets and upholstery. Between 2 days and 2 weeks later, the eggs hatch into flea larvae.
Flea larvae feed on any available biological matter. Dead insects, feces and vegetable matter are all typical components of the larvae’s diet. The larvae are blind and dislike light, usually sticking to crevices and cracks in flooring and furniture. After feeding for 7-14 days, the larvae will pupate and weave a silken cocoon.
After a gestation period which is usually 1-2 weeks, the pupae will be ready to emerge as a flea. However, it has been known for pupae and larvae to “hibernate” through the winter, waiting for warmer temperatures to emerge as adult fleas. Their ideal temperature range is 21-30 degrees Celsius – the comfortable temperature range for humans.
Due to their multi-stage life-cycle, a successful Ellesmere Port flea treatment program will involve attacking two or more stages of the flea's development. Failure to do so means that you can end up with a flea infestation which is resistant to flea fumigation products.
By using a combination of different flea control techniques including spot treatment of infected animals, use of insect growth inhibitor chemicals and flea fumigation, a professional flea removal program can attack fleas at every stage of their development.
- Complete eradication of fleas, larvae, and pupae.
- Insect growth inhibitor treatment which prevents eggs from hatching and continuing the infestation.
- All areas of infestation and gestation targeted.
- Professional safety assessment to keep children and pets from harm.
Compare this to the cost in both money and time of attempting to remove fleas on your own. As I mentioned earlier, amateur Ellesmere Port flea treatment can actually worsen an infestation. If you fail to treat all areas that are infested as well as targeting multiple stages of the life-cycle you can end up only killing those fleas which are not resistant to the poison you are using. So the fleas that are left will have offspring which are in turn more resistant to your Ellesmere Port flea treatment chemicals thereby producing an infestation that you can't control yourself.