Fleas are a common problem for pet owners in Birmingham. Their bites are not only itchy and irritating but can also carry diseases. A few fleas in your home can quickly multiply and result in an infestation. In addition, fleas can lay eggs in carpet and other soft furnishings, making it difficult to remove them without professional help.
You may be wondering where these pesky parasites come from in the first place? Fleas are typically carried into your home on your furry friend or by other animals such as rats or mice. Domestic animals such as cats and dogs are often to blame for home infestations.
The other main factor to consider when it comes to controlling infestations is prevention. Fleas will jump onto anything that moves; they particularly enjoy crawling into carpets and soft furnishings where they’re easily hidden. Pests like these can multiply rapidly, so it’s vital to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Spotting signs of flea infestation
Your pets might be the first to inform you of a flea problem. If they are scratching more than usual and their flea treatment doesn’t seem to be making a difference, you may have an infestation in your home. Fleas will also bite humans, leaving an itchy red mark. In addition, some people are allergic to flea bites and may suffer from a severe reaction that leads to swelling and blisters.
If you are moving into a new property with carpets and soft furnishings, there is the risk that previous inhabitants may have left fleas behind. Fleas can live for months without food, so you can’t assume that an empty property will be free from pests. In addition, fleas can jump around 13 inches, so you may see them jumping across the carpet.
Given how serious a flea infestation can become, it’s essential to identify the problem sooner rather than later. Fleas lay eggs in carpets and soft furnishings, which is why it’s so difficult to remove them without professional help. Pest Busters offers Birmingham pest control services that can get rid of your pest problem fast.
The sooner you call us, the better. We will set up an appointment for one of our team members to visit and use our latest sprays and equipment when treating your home or property.
Birmingham flea control
Our Birmingham pest control team will always start with one of our bespoke treatments. We can use heat treatment or chemical treatment to eradicate all signs of fleas and their eggs. This involves a ‘knock-down’ spray that kills adult fleas and then sticks around until the eggs hatch. Over time, this will kill the entire infestation in one go. We may use other sprays depending on the severity of the problem, but they are all non-toxic to humans or animals.
We can remove any parasites left behind by your furry friends, including their waste which often pose an additional risk to human health. Pest Busters offers professional advice for removing these stains from your carpets, as well as an effective treatment for hard flooring. You can trust us to return your home or property to you completely pest free.
Emergency flea removal
A flea infestation can cause considerable embarrassment and discomfort in your home. If you have guests staying and you’ve spotted fleas in your home, or if you’ve noticed fleas at your place of work, we can provide swift intervention.
We’ll attend your property with a range of treatments, including a spray that kills off adult fleas and larvae. We can also use heat treatment in certain situations to help eliminate all traces of a flea infestation. If you have pets in your home, we will ensure all treatments are safe and non-toxic.