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Fleas are primarily seen as a problem which affects animals but this simply isn’t true. These pests feed on blood and aren’t picky about where they live. This means they are perfectly capable of attacking humans. This can have serious consequences. These bugs spread several nasty diseases. They are also known to spread tape worm and even the bubonic plague!

If you’re itching and scratching then contact Pest Exterminators Herts. We have the equipment, knowhow and skills needed to decimate these bugs. Give our technicians a few hours and they will permanently eliminate fleas from your home. In addition to this, we’ll prevent these pests from ever returning.

Getting to grips with Hertfordshire flea control

If you have fleas in your home they probably came in from the outside. Contrary to popular belief most flea infestations do not begin with pets. Good pet owners are quick to spot the signs of fleas on their pets, and will get rid of them.

No, what you need to understand is that fleas also live in places like grass, dirt and other outside areas. They especially enjoy living in humid areas, and places which are away from direct sunlight. This makes your home the perfect environment for them to breed.

Fleas breed extremely quickly. While they only live between 1-2 weeks, they will sometimes lay more than 50 eggs per day. These eggs hatch in as little as two days, meaning the flea population can explode in no time at all.

When fleas begin to breed they will quickly outgrow their host. There is no longer enough space for them on the host, so they migrate elsewhere. Most often this means you!

If you have fleas in your home it’s probably because you picked them up while hiking or walking  in nature. This can also happen while gardening or simply sitting in the park. Working with animals may also be the cause of your flea infestation.

What you should know about Hertfordshire flea control

Fleas do not necessarily require a host to survive. They can also live in places where a host is nearby. This is why you often find them in your bedding or furniture. These pests may also choose to live in cracks nearby to these areas. But how do you know if you’re actually dealing with fleas? After all, you do not want to contract Pest Exterminators Herts unless you are absolutely certain.

The biggest and most obvious sign are small red spots on your skin. These are uncomfortable and itch like hell. You may also see fleas jumping around.

This does not often happen because of their size, so you will have to look very carefully. Another obvious sign is if your pet is constantly scratching. Your pet may also lick or bite their fur excessively.

No nonsense pest control for Hertfordshire fleas

What can you do about fleas? Pest Exterminators Herts recommends that you contact us right away. Fleas are difficult to get rid of no matter how severe the infestation. The reason why is because of their size, and also their jumping ability. Fleas are known as super jumpers and have the greatest leaping ability of any creature on earth. All in all you’ll probably need professional help.

If you’re unable to do this there are certain steps which can be taken. Start with your pets. Buy anti flea shampoo and wash every inch of your cat or dog. Next, clean your pets bedding. Anywhere your pet sleeps or lies should be thoroughly scrubbed and vacuumed. You may also want to buy a flea collar for your pet.

Other than that there is not much you can do besides washing your bedding and vacuuming the house. There are also various poisons which you can find in the shops. Ultimately, your best option is to hire Pest Exterminators Herts.

If you have or suspect you might have, a flea infestation in your property, you can call us on 01727 613619 or email [email protected] to discuss the options for treatment with you.