Fleas can cause much discomfort to you, your family and your pets. We describe how you can control and treat them.
These tiny parasites that transport themselves on Mammals. With the Queensland conditions, it is unfortunately favorable for growth and development. The cat flea is the one we usually find on ourselves, cats or dogs where they feed on our blood. It is of concern that they can spread disease and cause allergies.
Fleas in the House
If you suspect you have them in your house, you may have noticed bites that are around your legs and ankles. The first obvious place to check is your pets. As your dog and cat are usually ‘reservoirs’ for these pests, check by parting their fur and look around their ears and rump. You may have even noticed them scratching and being irritated by bites.
You can help to control these pests around your home by:
1) Cutting the grass really short (this helps not only with the treatment but by cutting the grass short it will provide less dark space for light-sensitive larvae to hide in).
2) We also advise vacuuming internal areas of carpet, rugs & in places under the lounge etc (must empty or discard bag as this will contain adults, larvae & eggs). If it’s a bagless vacuum cleaner, scald the inside of the container with boiling water.
3) Treat dog bedding by washing it in hot water above 60 degrees.
4) Treat your animal or dog the same day as having your treatment done ie: hydrobath or treatment advised by the vet.
If you or your family are getting bitten we recommend contacting us to book in treatment in before you have a full infestation.