Are you itchy? Do you have red, swollen bites on your skin? You could have a flea infestation in your home. Don’t panic: help is available. At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we can get rid of your fleas quickly, safely and effectively.

Why you need to get rid of fleas

There are several reasons why you should get rid of fleas.

  • Flea bites can be intensely itchy for both humans and pets. When you scratch your skin over a prolonged period of time, an infection can develop.
  • Some people and animals can become hypersensitive to flea bites.
  • In the case of pets, fleas often transmit tapeworm through their bite.

Pets and fleas

Although cats, dogs and other pets have different types of fleas, the treatment is the same. In most cases, one spray is enough to get rid of pet fleas. However, very bad infestations may need 2 to 3 treatment sprays every fortnight. In any event, it’s always important to use good quality flea treatments for pets to prevent any re-infestation from occurring.

Fleas in the home

As well as treating your pets, you’ll also need to treat your home to eliminate eggs, which often comprise up to 75% of any given flea population. Flea eggs take from 2 to 14 days to hatch and can lay dormant for as long as 400 days. For this reason, it’s best to call in professional pest controllers to ensure you get rid of all traces of fleas from your property.

How professional flea treatment works

Just spraying inside your home is not effective for flea pest control in Brisbane or in Queensland in general.

Outdoor areas

At Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control, we’ll start from the outside of your house. We’ll ask you to mow your lawns a few days before the treatment to allow us to thoroughly spray all of your outdoor spaces.

When we spray, we carry out a full blanket spray of your entire yard. For raised houses, we also spray under the house. We use our high-pressure truck-mounted sprayers, and we spray at 100 PSI. This ensures the spray gets into all the nooks and crannies, giving you the best possible coverage.

Indoor areas

Once we’ve done your outdoors, we’ll spray the floors and carpets inside your home. Fleas are jumpers, not climbers — they don’t go up walls and curtains, so we’ll leave those areas alone. The chemicals we use internally have low to no smell and do not stain or damage any of your household contents.

If you are getting bitten in your bed, it is important to double hot wash your bedding at least twice a week until the flea problem is gone. The eggs will not be destroyed by using a cold wash. If a drier is available, it is recommended to run a hot cycle.

Contact us

To send fleas fleeing in the safest and most effective way, get in touch with Blue Chip Termite & Pest Control. We’re experts in flea pest control in Brisbane.

Flea Pest Control FAQs

Have you noticed your pet scratching too much? Maybe you’ve seen strange bite marks on your body. Perhaps you’ve even seen tiny insects jumping around the house or your legs?

If any of this is true, you might be dealing with a flea infestation. But fear not, as we’re here to help you get rid of them in no time.

  • Is it possible to get rid of fleas in my home without calling the professionals?

    The quick answer is no. The internet is filled with homemade treatment suggestions that promise to eliminate fleas at home, but they rarely work as claimed. For example, spraying your property with lemon water and setting out pans filled with soapy water will not control the population of fleas in your home, let alone their complete extermination.

    Among the reasons that fleas are hard to get rid of is they lay eggs all day long and the eggs are impervious to most, if not all, DIY treatment methods. To prevent your problem from worsening, call our specialists as soon as possible.

  • When are fleas most active?

    Fleas and ticks are most active in the evening after sunset. Fleas move around the most when the environment is cooler and darker, which is also when activities like egg-laying take place. After the period of peak activity, fleas are least active in the morning, even though they are never completely dormant. They are parasites that do not sleep and may lay eggs and produce excrement throughout the day.

    Fleas will become more active and have a higher chance of hatching earlier if they are disturbed through things like vibration and movement (mowing the lawns, walking around wooden flooring, and hosing paved areas).

  • What flea preventive measures can I attempt on my own?

    If you are not using a reliable monthly flea preventative on your pets, you should inspect them for fleas on a regular basis. If this becomes a problem, it is best to consult your favourite pet shop for a suitable flea treatment product, preferably followed up with a monthly preventative.

    Some of the tasks that you can carry out on your own include washing all beddings, including the pets, on hot wash and regular vacuuming of surfaces. You can also double-bag the vacuumed waste to prevent any live fleas and ticks from escaping.

  • What is the process to gain control of my flea problem?

    A mild to medium flea infestation can usually be controlled with one spray. This involves spraying all of the house floors, footpaths, and lawn. For heavily infested properties, two or three treatments may be required. The full process will be explained upon booking.