Fleas fact and myths

If you don’t have pets you won’t have fleas.  Myth.  You can bring ground fleas in on your legs yourself.

Spreading lime on the ground will kill fleas.  Myth.  Don’t ever try this, you just make it more difficult for professional chemicals to work as the lime is alkaline and interferes with the insecticide.

One female flea can lay hundreds of eggs.  Fact.

Fleas can lay dormant for months.  Fact.

Fleas can spread disease.  Fact.

Walking your dog in a park where other dogs go is a good way for your dog (or yourself) to pick up fleas.  Fact.

Rats and mice can bring fleas into your home.  Fact.

Treatment

Fleas are not easy to eradicate.  We don’t recommend that you try to do it yourself.  We know people who have spent a lot of money on flea bombs for no result.  Can you get a refund at the supermarket on your 10 empty flea bombs when the fleas come back?

Save your money.  Get satisfaction and peace of mind.  Call us first.  We’ll do it right, once and for all, and with a written warranty.

Before we come to do fleas, you will need to take the following steps:

Inside…

Vacuum thoroughly, and throw the vacuum bag in the rubbish when you are finished, or leave it out for us to spray for you.

Pick up all small items from the floor including children’s toys, magazines, remote controls, pet food.

Ensure bedcovers are up and that we can spray under beds.

Do NOT move any major furniture.

If you plan to get the carpets cleaned, do it BEFORE we spray, as the carpets must be dry.  Don’t use carpet cleaning companies who offer to do fleas at the same time as they clean the carpets.  Why?  Because the cleaning solution usually interferes with the flea chemical (if they actually use any.)

Do not leave pets in the house while the spray in drying, especially cats.  Cats walk on the wet spray then lick their paws and can become sick.

Note: It is safe for your family, babies and pets once the spray is dry.

Outside, external treatments

Book the job for late in the afternoon.  Why?  Because the sun can burn off the chemical during the day if it is sprayed in the morning.
Make sure the grass is cut as short as possible, and take the clippings which may contain fleas to the dump if possible.

Water the lawn thoroughly before we arrive.

Arrange to have your pets treated within 24 hours also.

Afterwards

You, your family and your pets will be advised to stay out of your house for 4 hours until the flea spray is dry.

Once it is dry it is safe for you and your family to return.

All the adult fleas will be dead and you will have peace again!

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