Fleas

Pest Control Manchester & Cheshire

Flea Control Manchester & Cheshire

Fleas are a common pest problem most commonly caused by household pets such as dogs, cats and rabbits. However, they can also appear as a secondary infestation caused by a feral pest presence like mice or rats. Due to their life cycle, size and hardiness, flea outbreaks are often hard to spot until the problem is well established. Here at Manchester Pest Services we have the knowledge and skills to eradicate any flea problem quickly and efficiently, and prevent any further issues.

Of course, household pets are the single most common source of infestations and it is unfortunately difficult to ensure that your pet remains flea free throughout its life. Please remember though that due to the ease with which fleas can move from host to host and the large number of eggs scattered, it is still possible for a house without pets to become infested. It is important to treat your pet at the same time as treating your property to prevent a cycle of infestation and we would recommend contacting a vet or veterinary practice to get professional advice and treatments for your pets.

Any infestation is most likely to be noticed as soon as you start being bitten, however this stage indicates the presence of adult fleas which means that eggs and larva are likely to be already present. Fleas can be hard to spot with the naked eye due to their size but will be a dark brown in colour and have very long hind legs that are used for jumping large distances.

Fleas are generally believed to now carry a low risk of disease transfer to humans, however their bite can cause an allergic reaction that can develop further into eczema. On humans, the most likely places to be bitten are on the legs and ankles, and bites are usually felt immediately. They will cause an itching sensation and a dark swollen spot. Bites will usually be found in clusters or rows.

If you notice any flea activity it is vital to contact Manchester Pest Services as soon as possible so that your infestation can be dealt with before it grows any larger. Our technicians will apply an insecticide spray to the affected areas of your property which should eradicate all fleas, including eggs and larva, within 14 days. There are several other steps that you should also take as well, which our technician will provide further information on, including:


  • Regularly treat any pets with a veterinary recommended flea treatment.

  • Regularly shampoo or spray your carpets and furniture with a suitable cleaning product or disinfectant.

  • Remove, hot wash or dry clean all curtains, bedding and other loose coverings.

  • Hot wash or dry clean any clothing that has come into contact with the infestation.

  • Carefully check, clean & clear the rooms of any other personal or valuable belongings before storing them away.

  • Vacuum and clean all affected areas, then throw the waste away in an external bin.

  • Ensure the edges of the rooms and any storage areas to be treated are accessible.

Manchester Pest Services can deal with flea infestations in Manchester and the Cheshire area, so contact us without delay for a no-obligation quote.

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