Maxwell Robinson & Phelps the experts in Flea Control Perth and the only pest control company you should trust to treat your home for a flea infestation. Through the latest advancements in flea control techniques, we know which chemicals to place and where ensuring maximum impact with a minimal reliance on chemicals.
Fleas love warm, humid weather. This is why spring and summer are the times flea infestations are prominent.
Fleas can create a miserable existence for pets and their owners. They are a bloodsucking parasite and can carry viral pathogens, and bacterial and parasitic diseases.
On humans, there is often a delay in the reactions to flea's saliva. Generally within 5-30 minutes of the flea bite a red formation occurs with intense itching. Within 12-24 hours the red formation can become a lesion or vesicle. People sensitive to the flea bites can then suffer from secondary infections. Flea bites are also the major cause of papular urticaria on the legs of children.
How can I control fleas myself?
Once fleas have been detected in your home, a professional pest control solution is the only effective approach to exterminating the fleas properly.
Because fleas are often attracted by particular scents. Each host (flea victim) will have a different chemical profile, emitting varying levels of carbon dioxide and different skin secretions which can appeal to fleas more than others.
In reducing these scents around your home, it's a good idea to:
Be especially strict with cleaning areas where pets eat and sleep. Wash blankets, bedding, baskets, dog houses regularly
Wash your pets regularly
Vacuum carpets and mop floors regularly
If you've found fleas in your home, give Maxwell Robinson & Phelps a call on (08) 6311 8945 or fill out the contact form to the right (on desktops) or towards the bottom of the page (on mobiles).
End of lease flea control Perth
If you are required to have a flea treatment performed at the end of your lease agreement, Maxwell Robinson & Phelps offer some of the most competitive end of lease flea control services in Perth. Contact us today for a quote.
We recommend that you book your end of lease flea treatment after you have had any carpet cleaning. Any vacuuming or carpet cleaning shortly or directly after our flea control service will weaken the treatment.
Types of Fleas:
Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis) – the most common flea in Australia. It attacks cats, dogs and humans. This flea is responsible for flea plagues, and carries the cat and dog tapeworm (which is transmittable to humans). They are 2-8mm in length and covered with bristles.
Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis) – not common
Human Flea (Pulex irritans) – no common
Rat Flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) – carries the flea-borne disease murine typhus which is transmitted from rats to humans
Fleas vary in shades of brown – from light to dark. They are oval shaped from the side and slender from above. This slip-streamed body shape allows them to quickly move through the hair of their host.
While fleas rely on blood for their nutrition, they can survive for several months without it. This explains flea re-infestations if the right pest control strategies have not been used. Female fleas lay about 100 eggs within their life-time. The flea larvae feed on skin scales and undigested blood excreted by the adults.