Most animals have a fleas associated with them and tend to bring fleas in house and then transferred to places of work causing all sorts of problems. Especially the dog flea, Fortunately, however, the human flea is
very rare in the UK, and any human flea problems are normally associated with infestations brought in from abroad.
Most flea problems is the UK are associated with fleas of other hosts, feeding on humans as an alternative food source. The main ones encountered are dog, cat and pigeon fleas.
Cat and Dog Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis/canis)
Fleas are very small at about 2mm long. They are reddish brown in colour and their shape is flattened laterally to enable it to move amongst the hairs of their host animal.
After mating and feeding, the female flea lays hundreds of eggs in batches. These eggs can be laid in the fur of the host, as well as in any bedding, or location where the animal rests. E.g carpet or sofa. These eggs are white and extremely small (0.5mm) and hatch to produce small larvae which feed on organic debris. Once these larvae are mature (about 5mm long) they spin a cocoon, from which emerges the adult flea.
Fleas can be a real nuisance in a home or business, especially if their host (usually a pet, or other mammal) no-longer resides in the premises, as the fleas quickly find a new source of food – usually the humans occupants. Their presence and bites can be very distressing for all concerned, and medical attention may be required if the bites become infected.
To treat for fleas, a minimum of 2 treatments using an insecticide, approximately 2 weeks apart, is required to ensure that both the adults and any young fleas, hatching from eggs after the 1st treatment, are destroyed.
Areas we cover
The majority of the private pest control work we cover is in north and east London. However we do work closely with many councils in these areas, such as: Enfield council pest control, Haringey council pest control, Tower Hamlets council pest control, Hackney council Pest control, Newham council pest control, Islington council pest control, Walthamstow Council Pest control, as well as the City, Camden, Waltham Forest and Barnet.
We provide not just one off jobs but regular visits to your premises preventing any pest problems occurring. If you decide to take up a pest prevention contract with Delete we will survey your property in depth, checking for all types of pests on each and every visitMore Information
Our modern way of life is an ideal breeding ground for rodents and and insects. Allowing pests into your premises can lead to loss of business, reputation, damage to your buildings, serious illness, or in the worst case, legal and civil prosecutionMore Information
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fires. They present a danger in any building.They also urinate constantly as they move around …
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There is no doubt that pests cost businesses a lot of money. Pests are indiscriminate, they do not care who you are, they only see opportunities. Our modern way of life is an ideal breeding ground for rodents and and insects.
Allowing pests into your premises can lead to loss of business, reputation, damage to your buildings, serious illness, or in the worst case, legal and civil prosecution. This is why Delete aim to stop pests in their tracks, before they seriously damage your home and business.
We provide not just one off jobs but regular visits to your premises preventing any pest problems occurring. If you decide to take up a pest prevention contract with Delete we will survey your property in depth, checking for all types of pests on each and every visit.
You will receive a folder which will hold all relevant information like contact numbers, contract details, monitor checklist, a risk assessment and all health and safety information for the chemicals that we use on your site.
Don’t let pests get the better of you!
Let a qualified Delete surveyor perform a FREE inspection of your property to be certain it is pest free. Our representative will promptly schedule an appointment at a convenient time to inspect your residential or commercial property and provide both a complete detailed evaluation of your pest needs and recommendations for prevention or correction. There is no obligation or charge for this valuable