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Concerned you have a problem with fleas?

Fleas are external parasites that live off the blood of their hosts. Fleas are not only a nuisance to both humans and animals, but can be involved in the transmission of infectious diseases if they are not effectively controlled.

Flea bites can cause irritation or an allergic reaction, which can be severe for some people. Like many pests, fleas are most active in the warmer seasons and in humid conditions.

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Need Professional Flea Control Treatment or Advice on Fleas?

A professional flea control treatment by Termitrust is your best choice to reduce the presence of fleas in your home and save you the hassle. We are trained in flea biology, breeding habits and the latest methods of flea control.

Most importantly, we know the most effective flea control methods in your local area. We have flea pest technicians on the ground in the following key locations and other surrounding regions:

For a no pressure quote and free advice on flea control simply fill out the Make an Enquiry form or contact your local Service Centre today.

Flea Control & Information

Fleas are reddish-brown to black in colour and vary from 1-4mm in size. Their strong hind legs allow them to jump from host to host at distances of up to 200 times their body length. They have very tough bodies which protect them from easily being squashed.

Human Flea

Adult human fleas have a curved head and are wingless and flattened laterally. 1.5-4mm in size and dark brown in colour, they can live for up to one year. Human fleas have the ability to survive on many hosts including mammals and birds, but are most commonly found on pigs. Their preferred food however is human blood. Their saliva can cause an allergic reaction, or transmit many diseases.

Cat Flea

Distinguished by a sloping forehead and spines that project backwards all over their body, cat fleas are about 1-3mm long and reddish-brown to black in colour. They have piercing/sucking mouthparts and long, powerful legs. Adult fleas can live for up to one year and are mainly found on the domestic cat, but also on dogs. Humans can be bitten but not infested. Their eggs are most commonly laid in carpet or soft furniture. Similarly, to the dog flea whilst a female needs a blood meal before she can reproduce, they can survive months without feeding.

Dog Flea

Reddish brown in colour and about 2mm in length, dog fleas have tube-like mouthparts with a rounded head. The have a flattened, hard body covered with hair and spines and long hind legs. Dog fleas live amongst the fur of dogs and can only survive if they remain on the host animal. They feed on the blood of their host but can survive for months without a meal. The female, however, requires a meal before she can produce eggs.

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The cat flea is by far the most common species in Australia,

The cat flea is by far the most common species in Australia, and ironically is the most likely to be responsible for infecting both dogs and humans.

A female flea will lay eggs on a host which then hatch into larvae and move away into carpets, cracks in floorboards or soil. The larvae feed on organic matter and then spin a silk cocoon and enter the pupal stage. If conditions are not favourable larvae can live for 200 days while pupae can lay dormant for up to a year. This can make cat fleas particularly difficult to control & can explain sudden infestations in areas that have been empty for a period before being re-occupied. Vibrations from a potential food source is a trigger for the fleas to hatch.

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Targeted Flea Control Treatments

Effectively controlling flea infestations requires a dual approach. Following a thorough inspection of the affected area and extent of the problem, we use an approved flea dusting and/or spray treatment both internally and externally. This flea control treatment has residual benefits and will continue to remain effective at controlling fleas over time.

Secondly and no less important, are a series of strict housekeeping and pet grooming practices which should be adopted to reduce further infestations & control fleas. Termitrust provides professional advice on these practices as part of our overall flea control services.

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Flea Control - Did You Know?

  • The female flea will have a blood meal of up to 15 times its own weight
  • In 1 day, a flea can bite your pet 400 times, and in just 1 month that 1 flea could multiply to over 1,000
  • A flea can be frozen for 12 months and still be revived afterwards
    Each time a flea jumps, it changes direction and can do this up to 30,000 times without stopping
  • Fleas are basically blind, and don’t have any ears

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