Pest of the month FLEA's

Are you having problems with FLEA's?

Many people are at the moment.

If you suspect that you may have an infestation of fleas 999 Pest Control can help. WARNING I have helped many people who have spent lots of money on useless products with claims such as "will keep killing fleas for up to a year" Even my "Professional use only" insecticides can't claim this. Getting rid of fleas can be difficult, Call us to discuss your options.

Adult Fleas are about 2-7mm long and brownish in colour. Their bodies are compressed which allows them to move efficiently through hairs, and their relatively large hind limbs allow them to have excellent jumping qualities.

All fleas live as parasites on warm blooded animals, and although the different species prefer their own host, the dog and cat flea can be found on and feeds from humans and other animals.

The females lay their eggs in the nest or bedding of the infested animals or in dust and crevices in buildings. The eggs then develop into bristly, legless larvae which pupate and turn into adults within approximately 7 weeks. Eggs are small oval shaped and pearl white. Larvae thrive in dark humid places. The pupa can remain through the winter, and emerge when triggered by the movement of a suitable host.

It was The Oriental Cat Flea which was the cause of millions of deaths during the middle ages spreading The Plague or Black Death as it was called. Whilst plague is not found in Britain it is still found in many other parts of the world.

If you think you may have a flea problem please feel free to call 999 Pest Control for help.

Call 07775 801190

Contact us if you have any concerns regarding any pests. We can offer free advice and free quotes.

Call 07775 801190

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