London Flea Pest Control
The actual effects of an individual flea-bite are relatively minor, although the itching and skin-irritation they cause can often prove intolerable. More worrying than the bite itself is the flea’s ability to transfer a variety of diseases and infections such as Typhus and Tapeworm, as well as its ability to transfer animal-specific diseases to household pets.
Fleas can create an unsanitary environment, and their presence in a house can often necessitate comprehensive flea-treatments for pets, while schools often stipulate that children be separated from their peers until they too have been treated so as to prevent the spread of fleas.
Flea Proofing and Removal
There are many options available on the market for flea prevention, although none of them are ever guaranteed to be 100% effective.
Households with pets are at a considerably greater risk of flea infestation, and the physical contact that owners have with their pets (stroking them, feeding them etc.) considerably increases the risk of transferring diseases and fleas, since animal fur will often contain flea eggs and flea faeces.
Even without pets, fleas are able to spread with considerable ease, and they can often settle on a human host outside of a home environment only to be unwittingly introduced when the host returns to their house.
While it is usually possible to find the fleas themselves with a fine comb and to apply treatments to hair, their eggs can be far harder to get rid of, and they are often pesticide-resistant. Since fleas can be so hard to get rid of completely, London Pest Control acts in co-ordination with the customer, ensuring that the house is cleaned and that much of the flea population is already dealt with before enacting a multi-part treatment to get rid of the most well-hidden and deeply-entrenched parts of the infestation.
Our technicians use a fogger-spray with an insect growth regulator that stops the typically chemical-resistant larvae from reaching breeding age. In combination with this, we use a substance called Diatomaceous Earth – a dust that is left around the house that dehydrates all fleas who come into contact with it, eliminating them without resorting having to painstakingly search for each and every last insect that has survived more conventional measures.
Our treatment goes after the source of flea infestations – the eggs and larvae – in addition to treating the fleas themselves, providing a complete solution to infestation rather than a temporary countermeasure.
Our Expert Flea Control Technicians
It can be hard to know how serious a flea infestation is, and whether it requires professional help to deal with. At London Insect Control, we provide a consultation that will establish the severity of the infestation and will let you know what can be done to stop it.
It is important to note that our treatment will work in conjunction with your own efforts; our technicians will guide you step-by-step through all the processes of laundering and washing that you would usually undertake, and then combine that with their own specialist materials to ensure complete removal.