Fleas can be a complete pain, they can be quite resilient, and extremely annoying to our pets and family in Perth. Fleas are parasites, feeding directly on humans or other warm blooded animals. Usually you or your pet serve as these hosts. Most fleas spend winter in the larval or pupae stage with survival and growth best during warm, moist periods like summer and spring.
Fleas have a complex, 4 stage life cycle.
Due to the flea cycle and weather conditions, many people don’t realize they have a flea problem until they return home from vacation or after a move to new premises and are confronted by hungry fleas.
Control of fleas on your pet and in your home must address all stages of this life cycle to stop the problem of flea infestation. Whenever you see adult fleas crawling on your pet, it is only a symptom of a much larger problem.
Because more than three quarters of the flea’s life cycle is spent somewhere other than on the host it is vital to also treat the host’s environment. Many DIY ‘bombs’ can treat the adult fleas but fail to treat the other 3 stages i.e. 95% of the existing flea population!
Insect growth regulators MUST be used to prevent the development of the immature stages of the lifecycle.
If you are experiencing flea problems call Chambers Pest Solutions today (08)9313-2871