Flea Control: More than a Pet Problem
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Fleas are probably most commonly associated with dogs and cats and other pets. However, fleas are more of a problem than just for pets. Fleas can be transmitted to humans quite easily and they bite, looking for a meal of blood. Flea bites cause itching and can make living uncomfortable, plus they are known to carry a variety of diseases. This is just one reason flea control is especially important.
A flea infestation is frustrating because once they get into your home they are very difficult to get rid of. So if you find fleas around your home, your first move should be to call in the professionals who know how to get rid of fleas effectively. There are many companies that specialize in fleas and related insects. Look for a pest control team that has experience in your area and with the specific flea control you are battling. Ask for reference and spend a little time calling around to make sure the other home owners were happy with the flea control Auckland services.
Carpet cleaning with over 550° Celsius steam will remove eggs and most fleas, however this needs to be followed up with a flea control service for best results. Many flea control companies also offer regular maintenance to ensure the fleas do not return. Some Auckland fleas control team can treat the home for several pests, depending on the range of issues you’re facing. When hiring a flea control company, the key is to get a proposal tailored to your needs and budget. The rest will fall into place as you start treating the problem and gaining the benefits of a pest-free home.
Flea Control Tips
Flea Control Tips for Home
While a lot of pests such as fleas and their takeovers of your home are seemingly out of your control as a homeowner, there are a variety of measures you can take to control fleas on your own. Most boil down to common sense and good housekeeping. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In order to avoid flea control problems, don’t allow yourself to create an environment that is hospitable to fleas in the first place.
Keeping Things Tidy Goes a Long Way in Promoting flea Control. Remember your mother always nagging you to clean up your room? Well, she had a good point! Most fleas seek refuge in places that are warm and provide sustenance to support them and their offspring. Avoid clutter that can turn into fleas nesting material and breeding grounds for rodents, insects, and mites. Designated eating areas keep crumbs from accumulating around your house and inviting fleas to roam free as if at a smorgasbord.
Flea Control Solutions
Even with a conscientious effort on your part, you may occasionally have unwelcome guests. With a wealth of do-it-yourself products on the market, traps, sprays and other remedies are available. If in doubt, consult a professional fleas control management company to prescribe a flea controllers solution to oust any pesky critters that have made your home theirs.
Flea Control Methods
It seems there are as many flea control devices as there are pests, which means there is a huge array of choices when it comes to flea control devices to protect your home. Which flea controllers devices you choose will depend totally on the types of pests you are targeting, and whether you are attempting to eradicate fleas or prevent them completely.
Aerosol pesticides are common flea control devices. These typically contain a natural or synthetic chemical that repels or even kills a specific pest, from fleas, fly’s, roaches wasps to beetles, and beyond. Aerosol flea control devices may be employed on the spot, or larger versions of these pest control devices may be used to spray a bigger area, such as an entire lawn and home.
Professional Flea Control
The point of professional flea control is to get rid of the fleas and other plain nuisances which would like to eat it, undermine it or drive us out of it. Given the expense of a house and that most of us will spend decades of our lives putting at least 25% of our paycheck towards paying for it, using professional flea controllers services seems like a pretty good idea: even a no brainer. We might think this is all easy enough to deal with ourselves: it’s not too tough to work out if you’ve got fleas in the carpet, after all. However, getting rid of fleas without poisoning you and the pets as well as them isn’t all that easy. Three reasons to use professional flea control services:
The first and most obvious is that the flea control professionals have met this problem (whatever it is) before. So they’re practiced and skilled at getting rid of the fleas infestation. The second is that while you can get some of their fleas control equipment at the store, the really powerful stuff is restricted to those who know how to use it. The third, and most important, is that there are many fleas infestation which you won’t notice until the infestation damage is done. The flea control professionals are able to tell you not just how to deal with the things you can see, but what’s about to happen from the things you don’t notice yet.
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For best flea control results I use the specialised such as Fleas Control Auckland Flea Control or Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry Flea Control Auckland will treat the inside and outside of your home to eliminate mice, ants, roaches, and other pests for good. Total satisfaction is guaranteed. FLEA CONTROL ADVICE. Fleas have a complex, 4 stage life cycle. Control of fleas on your pet and in your home must address all stages of this life cycle to stop the problem of fleas infestation. Please read the fleas life cycle FAQ for more information about fleas biology. This article will cover several different methods that are effective at controlling fleas when used properly. A mistake seen all too often is the “more is better” approach that some people take when using fleas products. More is NOT better when it comes to chemicals or medications! Following package directions is essential when using over the counter products and medications. Only buy products that are labeled for use on the species you will be using them on (dog, cat, etc.). Cats in particular are very sensitive to drugs and chemicals – be sure to read all labels carefully. Even when labels are read and instructions are followed, adverse reactions to flea product can happen. Call your vet immediately. Other resources are Animal Poison Control Center and Adverse Drug Reporting hotlines.
- Flea shampoos
A shampoo, or “flea bath” is a good first attack on fleas for the pet that has large numbers of fleas visible on its body. Cats can be difficult to bathe. It is important to realize that a fleas shampoo is not intended for lasting extermination. Many people are surprised when they see fleas and it was “only a week ago” that the pet had a flea bath. Shampoos are only effective for a day or less. They leave little residual chemical on the animal when properly used.
- Flea dips
Flea dips are strong chemical rinses to rid animals not only of fleas, but mites and ticks as well. I do not recommend dips unless absolutely necessary, as in the case of a mite infestation. Dips last approximately 1-2 weeks. That is a lot of chemical residue to leave on an animal! Flea shampoos and dips are effective for adult fleas.
- Flea collars
Flea collars work one of two ways – by emitting a toxic (to fleas, anyway) gas, and by being absorbed into the animal’s subcutaneous fat layer. The toxic gas is usually only effective in the immediate area of the head and neck. This type of collar is best used in the vacuum cleaner bags to kill any fleas vacuumed up. The collars that absorb into the subcutaneous fat are much more effective. Flea collars are effective for adult fleas.
- Flea powders and sprays
Flea powders and sprays offer short term (2-3 day) protection from fleas, and with some products, ticks and mites too. Powders and sprays have fallen out of favor recently with the newer spot-on treatments that are available. Most flea powders and sprays are only effective for adult fleas, some offer additional flea control protection by inhibiting flea egg and larval development.
- Spot-on treatments
Common brand names include: Advantage ™, Front line, and Bio-Spot just to name a few. Please consult with your veterinarian for the best choice for your pet(s).These products are applied between the shoulder blades of the pet, and typically last about one month. Spot-on treatments are effective for adult fleas. Some include ingredients to inhibit the larva from emerging from the fleas egg and some are active against larval development as well.
- Oral medications
Flea “pills”, such as Program and Sentinel work by stopping the larva from emerging from the flea egg. ProgramÂลฝ is also available as an injectable medication for cats. Fleas ingest the blood of animals on these medications, and the female fleas then lay eggs that are unable to hatch. They do NOT kill adult fleas. These medications are essential to break the flea life cycle and stop the fleas control problem when used in conjunction with flea kill treatments.
Only about 10% of the flea population (mainly the adults) are on your pet. The flea eggs, larvae, pupa, and the few adults that reside in the carpeting, bedding, and living areas make up approximately 90% of the fleas population. Neglecting this population of fleas will ensure that the pests flea control problem will continue and worsen over time.
- Daily vacuuming – this is very important for overall flea eradication. This will pick up (and get rid of) adults, eggs, larvae and pupae before they develop. Putting a flea collar in the vacuum bag and emptying the bag frequently are also important; otherwise, the fleas will hatch, develop, and leave the vacuum to re-infest the living quarters. Dispose of the vacuum bag properly and frequently.
- Wash all bedding, clothing, and removable furniture covers.
- Apply insecticide – over the counter fogger or by a professional exterminator. Follow all instructions very carefully; remove all pets, people, and cover all food in the environment before applying insecticide. Make sure everything is dry and it is safe to return according to package directions. Take special precautions for pets and children – eating or putting
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To have a guaranteed commercial flea control maintenance program talk to the experts. Please call 0800 199 399, or send us an email. Auckland Steam n Dry owner Graeme Stephens is a licences handler, pest control applicator and IICRC 2001 Master Restoration Technician.