Specialist flea treatments - Gold Coast
For a flea treatment that gets rid of fleas, stops the bites and gets your home back to normal as quickly as possible, give Gold Coast Pest Services a call today.
A flea infestation can be very uncomfortable and difficult to control, and more often than not, they appear all of a sudden. With a flea infestation likely to spread quickly through your house and yard, treatments need to be very thorough and it's very difficult to get a complete and effective treatment with supermarket products.
What flea control treatments do we provide?
Gold Coast Pest Services specialise in dealing with flea infestations. To get on top of a flea infestation, we work with you to eliminate the problem as there are a number of actions that you will need to carry out in addition to our flea treatments.
What Gold Coast Pest Services will do to control fleas
- Treat all infested areas where required
- Our treatments will kill any adult fleas, flea larvae and eggs. The treatment leaves residual insecticide in the carpet which kills any fleas that hatch out of the flea pupae (see more flea information below). The treatment in the carpeted areas keeps working for many months after the treatment providing protection from potential future infestations
What you need to do to help with a flea treatment
- Treat your pets with a suitable veterinary product
- Kill fleas and their eggs on pet bedding. Your options:
- Wash all pet bedding in hot water
- Place bedding in sealed black plastic bag and place in the sun for 1-2 hours
- Throw out the pet bedding (needs to be treated with insecticide first)
Our treatment products are designed for use on carpets and internal areas and are safe to use around children and pets, although people and pets need to be kept out of the treatment areas until the treatment is dry.
Give us a call to eliminate your flea infestation
End of lease pest treatment
End of lease pest treatments are often required by contract when leaving a rental home. Especially if pets have been in the home, the treatment will often specify a flea treatment.
How to keep fleas out of your home
Regular vacuuming is always a good idea and keeping pets off furniture and out of bedrooms makes sense from a hygiene point of view. However, the best way to keep fleas out of your home is to keep your pet's flea treatment up to date.
More flea information...
By understanding the flea life cycle you can understand how, when and why you can suddenly get a flea outbreak. It all starts when the female flea bites an animal for a blood meal, which she needs to lay eggs.
Eggs are laid on the animal, but the eggs are not very sticky and easily fall off. The eggs are spread wherever the pet goes, with the greatest concentration of eggs in the areas where the pet rests.
Young fleas actually look like thin, small hairy maggots. They will hide in the carpet, cracks in floorboards or in the sand in moist, shady areas outside (typically sandy soils) – under trees, under the house – and pet resting areas. Flea larvae need a warm, humid environment to survive, which is why the warmer months make up the main flea season.
When the larvae are ready to develop into adult fleas, they make a hard pupae. They can survive in this pupae for many months, only jumping out when they feel the vibrations of an animal walking by. Treatments don't always kill all the pupae, so a few fleas can still appear after a treatment, but when the fleas jump out they will be killed by the residual treatment in the carpet and any treated areas.
The adult fleas are the ones doing the biting. They prefer furry animals but will take a bite from us as well! The female needs blood to lay eggs... and so the life cycle begins again.