Fleas often cause chaos around the home. Here are some important facts you should know.
Fleas can be a huge problem for your family and pets, but many people don’t know how to get rid of them.
They are more than just a pain; they can be deadly. Flea bites might produce itchy red bumps, as well as severe allergic responses in rare circumstances.
Canberra Pest Exterminators is here to help. We can help you exterminate fleas, and teach you everything you need to know about them- like habits and where they hide.
Fleas in Canberra
Fleas are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of animals. They are a common nuisance for pet owners, as they can cause irritation and discomfort for both pets and humans.
Fleas are particularly prevalent in Canberra due to the city’s warm, humid climate. They thrive in warm, moist environments, and Canberra’s summers provide the perfect conditions for them to multiply.
Additionally, the city’s large population of feral animals provides an ample food source. As a result of these factors, fleas are likely to continue to be a problem in Canberra for the foreseeable future.
How To Find Them
While fleas are most often associated with pets such as dogs and cats, they can also infest other animals, including rabbits, rodents, and birds. In addition, fleas can also bite humans, causing itching and irritation.
If you think you might have a flea infestation, there are several telltale signs to look for.
- First, check your pet’s fur for small black dots, which are flea droppings. You may also see flea eggs or larvae in your pet’s fur.
- In addition, if your pet is scratching or biting itself frequently, it may be a sign that it has fleas.
- Finally, if you notice small black bugs crawling around in your home, particularly in areas where your pet sleeps or spends time, it’s likely you have a flea infestation.
Where They Hide
Adult fleas spend the majority of their time on their host animal, feeding. However, they can also survive for several months without a meal.
In homes with flea problems, it’s often the eggs, larvae, and pupae that are most difficult to control. These stages are spent off of the host animal, in cracks and crevices around the home.
Flea eggs are laid in carpeting, bedding, or furniture, and can hatch within two weeks. Larvae emerge from the eggs and spin cocoons, which can remain dormant for months until the right conditions (such as warm temperature and high humidity) trigger them to hatch into adults.
How To Get Rid of Fleas
Trying to get rid of fleas on your own can be an uphill battle. Not only are these tiny pests masters of hide-and-seek, but they can also reproduce at alarming rates. As a result, it’s often difficult to eradicate fleas completely without professional help.
Canberra Pest Exterminators have the experience and expertise to quickly and effectively get rid of fleas from your home. We understand the biology of these pests and use that knowledge to create a customised treatment plan for each infestation.
Contact Canberra Pest Exterminators today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll inspect your property, identify the problem, and recommend the best course of action to get rid of fleas for good. Don’t spend another day living in fear of these biting pests – give us a call today!
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