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.
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.
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.
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.