Flea Pest Control
- Fleas are small, flat bodied insects that feeds on blood.
- There are a few different species of fleas in Australia.
- While the most common flea prefers to feed on the blood of cats and dogs, fleas can feed on human blood.
At Bug Busters, we provide pest inspections and flea pest control treatments for residential and commercial properties in Perth. There are over 2,000 species of fleas known in the world. The most common of these is the cat flea. Although its name indicates its general preference, this flea is highly adaptable and will just as easily live on dogs.
Fleas will bite humans when they are in need of the rich protein source given by our blood, this is usually necessary for egg production. They have a lifespan of approximately 21 days, yet, in this time they can lay over 700 eggs. The larvae of the flea will cocoon after two weeks of hatching; however, flea pupates can remain in a state of hibernation for up to a year until the presence of a potential host is felt.
Fleas can be responsible for the outbreak of allergenic reactions, skin reactions, blood borne diseases and the spread of tape worm when transferring from one host to the other.
How can we Help?
Fleas can be readily controlled provided you follow a few simple steps.
Fleas are very persistent, and you may need more than 1 pesticide treatment for a severe outbreak. There are many pesticides registered for flea control. Our pest management technicians will use one of the lower strength pesticides available which contains:
For more information about our flea pest control treatments or to book an inspection in Perth, contact our friendly team at Bug Busters today.