Flea Control New Zealand

Fleas are parasites that can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically and about 14 to 16 inches horizontally. They feed on humans and pets like cats and dogs. The skin may turn red and itchy when a flea bites a human. If the skin is sensitive, the person may experience bleeding. Fleas prefer warm and humid conditions and may hide in various corners of your property without being noticeable. Fleas often roam on your property in your absence, and you know about their presence in your home after you come back from a long holiday.

Various fleas may enter your home, but cat fleas are the most common ones in most homes. These fleas get attracted to body heat, exhaled carbon dioxide, and human movements. They are 2.5 mm long and have no wings. If you look at them from the sides, their bodies may appear narrow.

Tom’s Pest Control is a locally owned and operated business ​offering a wide range of extermination pest control services for all residential and commercial properties in New Zealand. If you are bothered about the fleas on your property, you may speak to our experts, who can recommend the best treatment for flea extermination. In addition, we adopt effective yet safe methods to remove fleas from your property altogether.

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Effective Flea Control Program

 We recommend our clients avail of our flea control services in the late spring as this is when fleas are expected to enter various properties. To ensure your home or office remains flea free, different control measures are carried out by our experts at every stage.

 Interior Treatment:

We use residual insecticide concentrate to exterminate the adult flea in this treatment. We may combine this with an insect growth regulator to prevent the larvae from developing. With this treatment, you may expect the results to last for about 4 to 6 months. Even after we have carried out this treatment, you may expect the fleas to be spotted on your property for a month. This is because the outcome of the growth inhibitor can be best judged only after four weeks. During this period, re-treatment with the residual insecticide will be required. Therefore, a growth inhibitor’s results may last about four months. However, they can sometimes control fleas for about 6 to 7 months.

 Exterior Treatment:

 If we want to control the population of fleas in the outdoor area, we use granules, and liquid concentrates. These are sprayed around lawn subfloors and all areas where your pest moves around.

Effective Flea Treatment Is Essential – Here’s Why

The presence of fleas might not be noticeable. However, their ability to live under pet fur makes it essential to remove them from your property. If fleas are not eradicated from your property, they may harm your pests by causing issues like:

  1. Allergic Dermatitis 

 Fleas drink your pets’ blood and poop on them while hiding under their fur. This causes severe itching to your pets and may result in allergic dermatitis. Your pet will have to undergo extensive treatment to remove the fleas from their body if this happens. To save your pets from suffering from allergic dermatitis and other issues that fleas may cause, it is best to hire a pest control expert to take appropriate measures to control the flea population on your property. 

  1. Anaemia 

 Fleas multiply quickly as they can lay up to 50 eggs per day. These eggs may hatch at any time between 1 to 12 days. So in just a few days, your pet can be attacked by a massive population of fleas. The more the number of fleas on your pet’s body, the more blood loss your pet may experience. This may also lead to anaemia.

  1. Tapeworm

 Fleas attract tapeworms too. If fleas get tapeworms in your pet’s body and scratch themselves with their mouth, the tapeworms may enter your pest intestines.

  1. Bartonella Henselae infection

 This is a bacterial infection that may be caused due to flea bites. This infection may lead to inflammation, fever, and other health issues. Though this infection may begin in cats and dogs, it is likely to spread to humans. 

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Tom’s Pest Control Procedure

We are dedicated to offering safe and systematic removal of all types of pests from your property. When you hire us to remove fleas from your property, you may expect our team to carry out a 4 step procedure including:

Inspection

When you hire us for pest removal services, we ensure to send our flea control technicians to your property for a thorough inspection of the site. Our technicians will check for the level of infestation and fleas species and examine your pets to check for fleas hiding under their fur.

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Treatment Plan

We create a customised flea infestation treatment plan on our findings. The program includes details like the treatment procedure, time required, the method to be followed, expected results, and more. We aim to give you complete details of the extermination before we begin working on it. 

Procedure

We choose treatments for removing pests from your property based on our findings. Our team will carry out the most appropriate treatment for your property so that you can expect the best results. All our treatments will be safe for you and your pests and will effectively remove adult fleas, eggs, larvae, and pupae.

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Ongoing Prevention

Our treatments are effective long term only if you follow the prevention tips we give you. At the end of the pest treatment session, we will share some valuable tips you must follow to ensure fleas do not return to your property anytime soon.

FAQs

What are the signs fleas might infest your home?

Fleas can climb up furniture and drapes to indicate infestation. Several small, dangling insects may be found in your pet’s hair. You may notice your dog is more likely to scratch, lick or bite its hair. In addition, you might notice a difference in your dog’s hair colour. These are flea eggs that have been left over from a blood meal.

 

Infested dogs can experience hair loss and scabs. They may also develop pale gums due to blood loss. Tapeworms can be more common in pets that have flea infestations. Tapeworms can also be found in the feces of flea-infested pets.

 

Flea infestations are often distressing, but there are several options. First, it is a good idea for all your pets to be treated. For expert flea control, contact us.

Are flea bites harmful?

Flea bites can cause discomfort and irritation for you and your pet. However, flea bites can be quite harmless. Avoid scratching flea bites. There are many remedies for itching, both over the counter and home remedies.

 

Imagine that you have suffered from persistent symptoms for two weeks following a flea bite. Your healthcare provider should be notified in this case. Flea bites can cause itching and irritation in both pets and humans.

 

Flea bites can cause the spread of diseases. Fleas spread disease by transmitting their vectors (living creatures). The most common vector for spreading disease is blood. The most common vector species are bloodsuckers.

Is it possible for fleas to be removed from my home?

Humans cannot support fleas. Fleas can’t survive on humans. Instead, fleas can bite pets and other animals infected with the disease. Fleas can also be found in rodents, birds, and other animals. Worldwide, there are over 2,500 species of fleas.

 

Fleas might be attracted to the hair of particular animals or feathers. Feathers and hair from animals may also attract fleas. Fleas might use their fluffy bodies for hiding or eating. They lay eggs after the pupal has ended. This could result in a flea infestation, which may require treatment.

 

Fleas cannot be spread easily from one person to the next. Fleas can spread quickly from one person or another. Fleas are quick to spread from one person or animal to another. Flea infestations can spread quickly by moving pets from their infested beds to other rooms.

How long does it take to eliminate a flea infestation from your home?

There are many flea treatments for dogs. There are pills and topicals as well as collars and collars. Each type of flea medication contains active ingredients. Unfortunately, fleas can also die at varying times depending on their treatment.

 

Flea prevention creams can be used to reduce the infestation of fleas in dogs. These creams can be applied to dogs every 12 to 48 hours. You can apply flea treatments in as little as two to four hours. Regular skin examinations are recommended to check for parasites.

 

Fleas can also infect pets. However, these pests can be controlled if they are treated correctly. This treatment takes less than an hour. To quickly eliminate flea infestations, you can apply the treatment topically.

How much does flea treatment cost?

The cost of a first appointment is between $100 and $200. If you have multiple properties or locations that require treatment, expect to pay more.

 

A professional exterminator might be willing to return for another inspection. A professional exterminator can perform flea treatment.

 

They will protect your family’s environment from fleas. Tom’s Pest Control specialists can provide additional information.

What keeps fleas away from you?

Flea traps can be made at home using water and dish soap. Fill a bowl with warm soapy tap water to infest flea-infested areas.

 

An herbal spray can be used to control fleas. This natural flea treatment can be used on both pets and children.

 

If you suspect an infestation, it is best to call local flea control professionals.