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Knutsford Flea Treatment Strategies

Mention fleas and the immediate response from most is repulsion; these pests and their parasitic habits can cause misery for anyone, regardless of whether or not they own a pet, and have homeowners rushing to arrange flea fumigation. However, a quick call to Young's can take the headache out of the problem and mean you don't have to worry about the most appropriate method of Knutsford flea treatment; we'll be doing the hard work for you.

Why Do I Have A Flea Infestation?

Cat and dog fleasThe simple answer to this question is that you provide food and an ideal habitat for these pests. There are over 2000 species of fleas worldwide, and many of these are present in the United Kingdom. The main trait that all fleas share is that they look at humans and animals as a blood meal; they'll jump on your skin, feed and move on, laying eggs very shortly after they have fed. Within a week, these eggs (up to 50 at a time) will hatch and repeat the cycle, meaning that, at the first sign of a flea infestation in your home or office, prompt Knutsford flea treatment is absolutely crucial.

The main carriers of fleas are cats and dogs, whose fur provides an ideal hiding and breeding ground for them to thrive. However, even without pets in the home, Knutsford flea treatment has found that they inhabit carpets, furniture, curtains, and beds, laying eggs in all of these locations.

Symptoms and Dangers of A Flea Infestation

The main symptom of fleas is the mark that they leave when they bite and feed. Both animals and humans will find red marks and welts on the skin, by which time the fleas will have already moved on and possibly multiplied in somewhere else in the home. Your dog or cat may show visible discomfort and have fleas visibly jumping on and off of their fur. Elsewhere around the home, dead fleas may well be present, as well as larvae and eggs; these look like small white dots.

The dangers of neglecting to carry out Knutsford flea treatments are that you will continue to suffer the discomfort that the infestation brings, and the fleas will continue to multiply; so the problem will only get worse. They are also carriers of bloodborne diseases, which carries added dangers for your pet. These diseases, if untreated, can be fatal.

Why Call a Pest Controller?

FleaNot only will a company such as Young's have years of experience in Knutsford flea treatment, but they will also be able to establish what treatment is necessary. Your home or office may not even require flea fumigation; there may be other less invasive and extreme methods of flea control. Carrying out your own course of Knutsford flea treatment will only be possible with 'over the counter' methods, which can very often do nothing apart from coat the house with unnecessary chemicals. Our expert staff will treat the problem and be able to advise you on how to prevent it returning; one call is a small price to pay for complete peace of mind.