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Flea Control Services
Herefordshire & Worcestershire

PGM & SON Pest Control Services | Hereford | Worcester

Benefit from flea control for your home or business to avoid itchy and uncomfortable bites from common flea species, which infest pets and humans. We are your local Pest Control Company serving Hereford and Worcester.

PGM & SON; Flea Control Services, Hereford and Worcester

Flea Control Service throughout Hereford & Worcester

Ridding a home of fleas can be a frustrating and costly endeavor. Unlike some pests encountered around the home, fleas cause discomfort and irritation to both pets and people.
 
They account for more than half of all dermatological conditions requiring veterinary assistance, and even a single flea bite to a hypersensitive animal or person may cause intense itching and irritation. It would be a grave mistake to think of the flea as simply a nuisance.

Got questions about Fleas?

What is the process to remove fleas from my home or business?

The process of hiring a pest control professional for flea removal involves working with the professional to identify the extent of the infestation, develop a treatment plan, implement the treatment, and follow-up to ensure ongoing flea control and prevention.

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We are proud to be an award-winning pest control company. Our commitment to quality and excellence has earned us recognition from industry experts and satisfied customers alike. We believe that our dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest industry updates and trends sets us apart from our competitors and ensures that we provide the best possible service to our customers.

Fleas (Siphonaptera)

There are many species of fleas – around 1400 and there are perhaps up to 60 species in Britain. It is believed that they have evolved from a group close to flies because flea larvae and fly larvae are very similar.All adult fleas are external parasites of warm blooded animals and birds. Extreme specialisation has resulted in them looking unlike any other group of insects.

From prevention and protection to removal and elimination.

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Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides Felis

Habitat

  • Parasitic as adults

  • Live among the fur of its host, feeding on its blood

  • Larvae live on floor or in bedding of host

  • Mainly feeding on droppings (faeces) of adults

Breeding

  • Egg, larva, pupa, adult

  • Number of eggs – up to 1000 for female

  • Eggs hatch in a few days

  • Larvae are legless, up to 5mm in length

  • Thrive best in humid places

  • They have 2-3 moults

  • It takes 3 weeks for them to be fully grown

  • Pupa emerge in 2-4 weeks in response to vibration; they will not emerge if unstimulated

  • Adult size is around 2mm long, they are brown and wingless with large hind legs for jumping

Control Measures

  • Treatment of host animal using veterinary products only

  • Vacuuming (disposing of the bag and its contents safely)

  • Cleaning or disposing of bedding

  • Treatment of carpets and flooring with an appropriate insecticide (by a trained professional, such as PGM & Son Pest Control)

  • Use residua products, possibly with growth regulators

The cat flea is by far the most common flea in the UK which comes into contact with humans. And, despite its name, it is common on dogs too. The adult flea spends a variable proportion of its time on the host, resting in the sleeping and bedding area.

 

Nobody wants an flea infestation and the best way to help prevent fleas is to take some simple precautions. Pets are the main source of transporting fleas in the home.To get rid of cat fleas or dog fleas you should seek professional pest control company, get in touch with us today. 

Is your pet fidgeting and scratching an unusual amount? Spotted something jumping around on the carpet? If you find yourself fretting about fleas, you’re in the right place.

Our Flea Removal Process 

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Inspection: Our award winning team will first conduct a thorough inspection of the affected area to determine the size and type of flea infestation.

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Assessment: Based on the inspection, we will assess the level of infestation and the potential risks involved.

3.

Planning: We develop a customised plan of action for the safe extermination of the fleas, taking into account the specific characteristics of your property and any potential hazards.

4.

Protection: Before beginning the removal process, we will take steps to protect ourselves and your property from potential damage, including wearing protective clothing and setting up barriers.

5.

Removal: There are two recognised eradication techniques for removal. One is a chemical spray or fumigation treatment and the other is a heat treatment.

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Cleanup: Once the areas of flea habitation has been treated we will clean up the area in a safe and responsible manner.

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Prevention: Finally, we will provide you with tips and advice on how to prevent future flea infestations from forming on your property.

By following this comprehensive process, we can ensure that the removal of fleas is carried out safely, effectively, and with minimal disruption to your property.

Spot the signs that you may have a flea infestation

01.

Your pets are scratching more than usual

02.

You can see fleas or flea droppings in the coat of your cat or dog

03.

Fleas on pet fur – look for red / brown fleas about 2mm long

04.

Family members being bitten – usually around the ankles or legs

05.

Fleas may be spotted jumping in your carpets or on your furniture

Pest advice for controlling Fleas. In the UK at least, fleas do not commonly spread disease. Although fleas do not pose a direct health risk, flea bites can cause intense irritation and itching to pets and humans alike.

Why We Control Fleas

Flea Blog Posts

We love to share our knowledge with our customers, click on the image to read about each related flea related blog post.

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The Flea Dilemma

Do weather conditions provide an ideal condition for fleas to thrive?

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Pest Trumps
The Flea 101

Our series of "Pest Trumps" with The Flea.

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Top Tips to Prevent Fleas

Fleas are a very common problem in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions
about Fleas

How do fleas enter a home or business?

Fleas can enter a home or business through several ways, such as on pets, through open windows or doors, or on second-hand furniture or clothing.

What are the signs of fleas in a building?

The signs of fleas in a building include bites on the skin, spotting fleas or flea dirt (black specs of digested blood) on pets or surfaces, and excessive scratching or licking by pets.

How can fleas be prevented?

Fleas can be controlled and prevented by regularly vacuuming and washing pet bedding, treating pets with flea medication, sealing cracks and gaps in the building, and regularly inspecting and treating second-hand furniture before bringing it inside.

Is it possible to get rid of fleas completely?

Getting rid of fleas completely can be difficult, but with proper treatment and preventive measures, it is possible to significantly reduce their numbers, get a professional pest control company for a quote.

How long does a flea treatment take?

The length of time for flea treatment varies depending on the severity of the infestation and the effectiveness of the treatment used. However, it typically takes several weeks to several months to completely eliminate fleas.

What are the potential health risks associated with a flea infestation?

Flea infestations can pose a risk to the health of pets and humans, as fleas can transmit diseases and cause skin irritation and infection.

How can I prevent a flea infestation?

To prevent flea infestations from recurring, it is important to maintain a clean and hygienic environment, regularly treat pets with flea medication, and regularly inspect and treat second-hand furniture before bringing it inside.

The PGM & SON Team

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Fleas making life difficult? 
Contact us today and we'll take care of your flea problems. 

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