Fleas & Ticks Pest Control & Treatment Methods
Fleas are blood sucking ectoparasites of warm-blooded animals such as rodents, domesticated pets, man & even birds. They are wingless insects with 6 legs and average 2-4mm long with long narrow bodies which allow them to move quickly between animal’s furs, hair or feathers. They also have powerful legs which allow them to jump 20-40cm vertically. Both sexes take blood meals and they carry diseases such as plague, murine typhus & tapeworm infections.
- Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla Cheopis)
- Human Flea (Pulex Irritans)
- Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides Canis)
- Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides Felis)
The life cycle of fleas pass from egg, larva, and pupa before becoming adults (complete metamorphosis). A female flea will lay as many as 300-500 eggs during her lifetime of around 6-12 months. These eggs are normally deposited in small batches under rugs or cracks in floors in interior compounds while on the grounds on exterior compounds.
While ticks are also blood sucking ectoparasites, they are small arachnids with 8 legs. Unlike fleas which live on fewer hosts, ticks have more hosts. They do not fly or jump but instead wait in a position call “questing” with their first pair of legs outstretch waiting to climb onto the host when it brushes through the spot.
Both sexes require blood meals to move from different stage of life and the female requires it for reproduction. The female tick is capable of laying 3000-5000 eggs. They are vectors of diseases such as Lyme disease, tularemia , typhus, etc.
When there is infestation of fleas or ticks in your place, you need to call in professional pest control fast to eliminate them for the health of your love ones.
- Thorough inspection of your place for harbourage and hiding place
- Residual spraying of chemical to infestation areas
- Space misting to cover entire place
- Follow up appointment one week later to repeat treatment
We focus on family-safe solutions to eradicate your ticks or fleas problem.
For free onsite consultation, call out free pest hotline: 1800-6673787 (NOPESTS) or 6244 6926 to speak to our pest professionals now.