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Professional Eccles Flea Treatment

There are a number of flea species that are capable of infesting a habitation, irritating humans and pets. The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) are two common domestic insect pests that are typically brought into a residence by pets. These two species are capable of feeding off but not adapted to living on humans. The species Pulex irritans, by comparison, is able to live on human hosts and is named after the fact.

The presence of fleas in a home is undesirable and necessitates prompt and professional Eccles flea treatment services to eradicate them from the premises. Successful flea removal requires the application of flea fumigation. Store bought products will leave you with no joy as your infestation will be as was.

Lifecycle

FleaFemale fleas will only lay eggs when they have fed and those eggs will be unviable without male intervention. The egg-laying capacity of females depends on the species but a conservative estimate would put egg production at around 20 a day with 500 laid in a lifetime. If the eggs are fertilised, a flea infestation could result from one mating pair. Eggs laid on animal hosts may fall off and hatch on the floor.

Eggs will hatch in 1-12 days and the following larval period lasts around a fortnight. Larvae feed on organic matter such as dead skin cells and flea faeces which is mainly indigested blood that the adults have been feeding on. Larvae go through three developmental phases called instar, in which the larvae grow and malt their exoskeletons. Finally, the larvae spin themselves into silk cocoons and begin the pupal phase, which can last up to a year.

A successful Eccles flea treatment depends on more than exterminating the bloodsucking adults, it is essential to destroy the eggs, larvae and pupae too. Adults only comprise 5% of the flea population, the rest being in the earlier stages of the lifecycle. When adults die, not only is the future generation ensured, it will be more numerous than the last. Flea fumigation, as part of professional Eccles flea treatment, will be able to stop the lifecycle, ending the infestation.

Zoonosis

Cat and dog fleasWhen fleas jump hosts of different species, they may carry pathogens from one to the other in a process called zoonosis. Perhaps the most notorious of these diseases, or zoonoses, are the bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic plagues caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria and transmitted by the Oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis). Flea species common in modern British homes may also be vectors for zoonotic pathogens.

It is possible for humans to become infected by tapeworms by swallowing fleas. The flea tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum) infects fleas during the larval phase when the flea larva ingests excreta containing tapeworm eggs from reservoir hosts. Fleas are also transmitting vectors for Rickettsia typhi bacteria which is infectious to humans and causes Murine typhus.

The infections fleas spread present another reason to seek professional flea removal treatment. Professional Eccles flea treatment is capable of riding a property of its flea infestation.