Flea Control

Concerned you have a problem with fleas? Don't worry at Termitrust we know fleas so you don't have to.

Fleas are external parasites that live off the blood of their hosts. Fleas are not only a nuisance to both humans and animals, but can be involved in the transmission of infectious diseases. Their bites can cause irritation or an allergic reaction, which can be severe for some people. Like many pests they are most active in the warmer seasons and in humid conditions.

A professional flea control treatment by Termitrust is your best choice to reduce the presence of fleas in your home and save you the hassle. We are trained in flea biology, breeding habits and the latest methods of keeping them at bay.

Most importantly, we know fleas in your local area. We have pest technicians on the ground in the following key locations and other surrounding regions:

QLD - BrisbaneGold CoastSunshine CoastLoganCabooltureIpswichToowoombaCairns & Rockhampton
NSW - SydneyCentral CoastNewcastle, HunterPort MacquarieCoffs HarbourDubboTamworth & Canberra (ACT)
VIC - Melbourne
WA - PerthJoondalupMandurahBunburyBusselton South West
SA - Adelaide

For a no pressure quote and free advice please call us, fill out the Make an Enquiry form or contact your local Termitrust Service Centre.

 

Flea Information

Fleas are reddish-brown to black in colour and vary from 1-4mm in size. Their strong hind legs allow them to jump from host to host at distances of up to 200 times their body length. They have very tough bodies which protect them from easily being squashed.

There are 3 main types of flea:

 

The cat flea is by far the most common species in Australia, and ironically is the most likely to be responsible for infecting both dogs and humans.

A female flea will lay eggs on a host which then hatch into larvae and move away into carpets, cracks in floorboards or soil. The larvae feed on organic matter and then spin a silk cocoon and enter the pupal stage. If conditions are not favourable larvae can live for 200 days while pupae can lay dormant for up to a year. This explains sudden infestations in areas that have been empty for a period before being re-occupied. Vibrations from a potential food source is a trigger for the fleas to hatch.

 

Targeted Flea Treatments

Effectively treating flea infestations requires a dual approach. Following a thorough inspection of the affected area and extent of the problem, we use an approved dusting and/or spray treatment both internally and externally. The treatment has residual benefits and will continue to remain effective over time. 

Secondly and no less important, are a series of strict housekeeping and pet grooming practices which should be adopted to reduce further infestations. Termitrust provides professional advice on these practices as part of our overall flea control services.

 

Did You Know?

  • The female flea will have a blood meal of up to 15 times its own weight
  • In 1 day a flea can bite your pet 400 times, and in just 1 month that 1 flea could mulitply to over 1,000
  • A flea can be frozen for 12 months and still be revived afterwards 
  • Each time a flea jumps, it changes direction and can do this up to 30,000 times without stopping
  • Fleas are basically blind, and also don't have any ears
 
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