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Flea Control In Sydney

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded host. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood.The most common species of flea is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.

Fleas Habits and Life Cycle

The flea life cycle begins when the female lays her eggs after feeding. Flea eggs are laid in batches of up to 20 or so, usually on the host itself, which means that the flea eggs can easily roll onto the ground. Because of this, areas where the host rests and sleeps becomes one of the primary habitats of eggs developing into fleas. The flea eggs take around two days to two weeks to hatch.

 

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Flea larvae emerge from the flea eggs to feed on any available organic material such as dead insects, feces, and vegetable matter. Fleas are blind and avoid sunlight, keeping to dark places like sand, cracks and crevices, and bedding. Given an adequate supply of food, larvae should pupate and weave asilken cocoon within 1–2 weeks after 3 larval stages. After another week or two, the adult flea is fully developed and ready to emerge from the cocoon. Fleas may, however, remain resting during this period until they receive a signal that a host is near – vibrations (including sound), heat, and carbon dioxide are all stimuli indicating the probable presence of a host. Fleas are known to overwinter in the larval or pupal stages.

 

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 Once the flea reaches adulthood, its primary goal is to find blood and then to reproduce. Flea populations are evenly distributed, with about 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae, and 5% adults. A fleas total life span can be as short as one year, but may be several years in ideal conditions. Female fleas can lay 5000 or more eggs over their life, allowing for phenomenal growth rates (average 30-90 days). A flea might live a year and a half under ideal conditions. These include the right temperature, food supply, and humidity. Generally speaking, though, an adult flea only lives for 2 or 3 months. Without a host for food, a flea’s life might be as short as a few days. But with ample food supply, the adult flea will often live up to 100 days.

 

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Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals like cats and dogs, and usually remain on their hosts at all times. Fleas infest both household pets and wild animals like possums and rodents. Fleas can also be found on shoes, pant legs or blankets, which can transfer the fleas to new environments.

Threats

Their saliva can cause serious flea allergy dermatitis, in pets and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.

 

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Flea Bites Pictures

Flea bites generally result in the formation of a slightly raised, swollen itching spot with a single puncture point at the center (similar to a mosquito bite). The bites often appear in clusters or lines of two bites, and can remain itchy and inflamed for up to several weeks afterwards. Fleas can also lead to hair loss as a result of frequent scratching and biting by the animal, and can cause anemia in extreme cases.

 

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Please feel free to call us to book in an Eco Treatment on 0406 983 822, 02 8753 1802 orcontact us for a Quote. We will be happy to answer any of your pest control questions.

Flea Signs And How To Make Rid Of Fleas?

  • The first thing you should know is that it’s important to act fast with a flea control programme. Infestations pop up quickly and can be very difficult to control once inside the home
  • Clean and vacuum frequently to help remove flea populations and prevent the laying of flea eggs.
  • Keep your lawn groomed. Untended lawns provide hiding spots and food sources for rodents and other animals that fleas feed on.
  • Protect pets by practicing active flea management.
  • Keep pets on a leash when outside, bathe and groom them regularly, visit a veterinarian annually and use a flea treatment according to directions.  Also remember that products that are dropped on the skin of cats and dogs make the blood of those animals toxic to the adult fleas that then feed on them. The larvae of fleas do not feed on the blood from your pets. The larvae feed on dust largely comprised of the dead skin cells of the pets and people in the house. So the products used to treat pets only kill adult fleas and only when they have sucked the blood of the treated pet.

 

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  • Treatment of pets alone can control fleas once all the eggs, larvae and pupae have become adults, fed on the pets and died before laying more eggs.
  • Best flea control can be achieved by a combination of treating the pets and treating the areas where the eggs, larvae and pupae are living.
  • Fleas can hitch rides on rodents or possums. If you notice a rodent problem on your property, fleas are just one more reason to call a pest control professional immediately to remedy the problem.
  • If you suspect a flea infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional for a flea control programme.
  • Getting rid of adult fleas alone will not solve your problem.
  • If you find adult fleas, then there may also be hundreds of eggs in your home. These eggs can take seven to 14 days to hatch and the infestation cycle will continue.

At Easy On Earth Pest Control™ we can rid your home of both adult fleas and larvae just give us a call on 0406 983 822 or 8753 1802 and we can help with your flea problem.

How Easy On Earth Pest Control™ works to help you to control those annoying fleas in Sydney

All our integrated pest management services including flea control Sydney are based on a very thorough inspection in order to determine WHAT the pest problem is, WHERE it is located and what is its density, and WHY there is pest presence. From this information we arrive at the best approach for HOW to solve your pest problems.

All products that are used by us, have a very low toxicity and they are targeting just the specific pests. We use these products only in the areas where they breed. Always away from children and pets.

Give us a call to book an eco treatment or a QUOTE for an effective flea control on 0406 983 822 t 02 8753 1802.

Facts About Fleas

 

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  • Can live for about 100 days.
  • Do not fly. They jump from one place to another.
  • Can produce 400-500 offspring in their lifetime.
  • Fleas use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally. That is 150 times their own height. If humans could do this, we would be able to leap over skyscrapers.