Flea Control Melbourne, Get Rid Of Fleas

Fleas generally start out life in the carpet, the lounge suite, dog bedding and outside areas where animals play and rest. Eggs hatch in these areas and the fleas attach themselves to the next host that walks by. This can be any warm blooded host such as a dog, cat, human, rabbit, bird, rat, mouse or even a ferret!

So if you have a flea problem, call 1300 484 030 for a free quote

Flea Control

Did you know?

  • Adult fleas can survive for months without feeding.
  • Fleas are excellent jumpers. They can propel their bodies more than 200 times their body length.

Fleas are persistent parasites, feeding directly on humans or other warm-blooded animals. Since fleas use a wide range of hosts, they can transfer tapeworm larvae and, uncommonly, the disease murine typhus. They are most notorious for transmitting bubonic plague from wild rodents to humans in certain parts of the world (not Australia). Patterson’s Pest Control can eliminate your flea problem using flea bombs and other methods.

Typical Signs of Flea Infestation

  • Constant scratching and biting by humans and pets
  • Actual sighting of jumping fleas

The bite of a flea has certain features

  • It is extremely itchy.
  • A red, swollen wheal develops within half an hour of the bite.
  • After a day or so, the wheal (lump) may develop into a blister or small wound.
  • The legs and feet are often targeted.
  • Secondary infections caused by scratching are common.
  • Some people may become very sensitive to bites.

Treating Flea Bites

  • Clean the affected area with mild soap and water or alcohol wipes
  • Reduce swelling with anti-histamine cream
  • Anti-histamine tablets can be used for multiple bites
  • Try not to scratch affected area
  • Seek medical attention if the swelling or pain becomes severe and prevents sleep or movement, or if the bite appears to be infected.

Prevention and Control of Fleas

Having pets increases your chance of being infested by fleas.

  • Vacuum carpets thoroughly and discard debris immediately
  • Wash pet bedding regularly to break the flea life cycle
  • Avoid transferring flea eggs when moving bedding and rugs
  • Keep pets away from carpeted areas when possible, especially their bedding
  • Ensure your cat or dog is treated for fleas with medication from your Vet.
  • Keep your pets clean and free of fleas.

If you would like to arrange an obligation free quote or inspection, call today on 1300 484 030 or email info@pattersonspestcontrol.com.au