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Professional Bootle Flea Treatment

If you suffer from a flea infestation in your home, it is important to deal with the problem quickly and professionally. Fleas bite humans and animals and draw blood from their host. Although many people do not realise that they have been bitten, some people are allergic to flea bites and can have serious reactions, while it is also possible for flea bites to become infected. Bootle flea treatment can be extremely difficult, which means that it is essential to seek the services of a pest control expert.

What do fleas look like?
Flea
Fleas are often difficult to spot with the naked eye, as adult fleas are wingless and typically measure just two and a half millimetres. The bodies of fleas are reddish-brown in colour and tend to be shiny. Their bodies are covered with tiny hairs that allow them to move easily through the fur of animals. Fleas are able to jump long distances and have three sets of long legs. The fleas are covered in tiny spines and have piercing mouthparts that they use to bite with and draw blood. Flea eggs usually hatch on the ground, especially in carpets and rugs in the home as well as in upholstery and cracks in the floor. It typically takes just two days for flea eggs to hatch.

What are the signs of a flea infestation?
There are many ways to detect if you have fleas in your home. These include:

• Pets that are constantly scratching and grooming themselves
• Signs of dead fleas in the fur of pets
• Itchy bite marks on family members
• Flea dirt, which is the faeces from adult fleas, in pet beds, rugs and carpets. Flea dirt looks a little like coarsely ground black pepper.

What are the different types of Bootle flea treatment?
Cat and dog fleas
The type of treatment will mainly depend on the size of the problem and will be determined by a pest control expert. Before treatment is decided on, the pest control expert will conduct a thorough survey of your home. Flea fumigation is one of the most common types of treatment and involves completely spraying the inside of the home with a type of gas laced with an insecticide that will kill the fleas. After flea fumigation has been performed, it is important to thoroughly clean your home, including the carpets, bedsheets and soft furnishing to make sure that all traces of the insecticide have been removed. You will also need to thoroughly vacuum and clean your home to remove the dead fleas and their eggs. If the size of the infestation is small and relatively controlled, the pest control expert may opt for another method, such as baited traps.

The experts at Youngs Pest Control specialise in Bootle flea treatment and flea removal. If you are suffering from a flea infestation, simply contact us today to arrange an appointment. Our flea control experts will work with you to determine the best type of Bootle flea treatment and provide fast and efficient flea removal to quickly make your pest control problems a thing of the past.