Do Fleas Bite Everyone?
Fleas are among our least favourite pests and it is dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) and cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) that are most commonly responsible for bites here in Bristol, but if you think it is just one person in your home getting bitten by fleas then you are likely to be wrong. This simply means that they are not reacting to the bites in the same way and have no allergy to them.
Do Fleas Carry Disease?
Fleas also carry a number of diseases that include the Black Death a very frightening disease still around today in some of our planets poorer countries. Bacteria are spread when the flea regurgitates whilst feeding on a new host.
One key problem with flea bites is the allergy many people have to them. The bites get itchy and the scratching causes an infection that in turn can cause permanent scarring. Fortunately, at WaspKill UK we have proven methods for controlling fleas quickly, safely and easily.
Pets that come into your homes and offices are also commonly responsible for infestations, and if you have a cat flap installed without a magnetic or infrared lock on it then it’s very common for non-resident cats to enter the property and knap on sofas etc.
How Long Does It Take For Fleas To Infest?
Large infestations can develop over just a few months but commonly only show their true numbers when a property is left free from hosts (blood meals) for a few weeks. This is usually while people are on holiday. Understanding the life cycle of the cat flea can help.
Whilst peoples homes are empty large numbers of flea larvae mature together. We get called to people each year who have returned home and become covered in pepper from the carpet or in other words hundreds of hungry, biting fleas, emerging from the floors etc simultaneously.
The flea’s astonishing ability to jump 100 times its own height, allows it to easily make it onto a passing host. What’s interesting is they only jump when it’s light!
Will DIY Flea Control Products Work?
The products you can buy in the shops can have some effect but in general are a sorry match for the for large infestations that are only quickly taken care of by integrated methods that include both fumigation and residual sprays. nothing you buy over the counter will come close to professional methods for the speed of control.
What Flea treatments Are Available For Cat Fleas and Dog Fleas:
Flea treatments for cat fleas and dog fleas that are easily available to the general public are very expensive and in most cases simply do not work. We regularly have customers who spend a hundred pounds or more on sprays from the supermarket or vet that just don’t get the results they promise.
Our products are varied and this is because every situation is slightly different. Professional products get good results in the majority of cases and from experience, we know that the chemicals we use are quite simply the very best.