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Fleas in the Home or Workplace
The Council provides a Pest Control Treatment Service operated
by the Environmental Health Service for domestic and commercial
customers. The charge for a flea treatment is based on
the number of bedrooms in your property. For full details,
and advice please contact us
Fleas and tics on animals
Autumn is the time when fleas and tics are particularly
prevalent on animals.
Dogs can suffer tapeworm infestation if they inadvertently
ingest fleas while grooming and tics can occasionally cause Lyme
Disease in dogs and humans.
It is advisable to treat your dog and cat for fleas and tics on
a regular basis. Treatments can be obtained from your
If the officer visits and the problem turns out not to be fleas,
a call out charge of £23 will be applicable
What you must do before the Pest Control Officer attends
for the first appointment:-
- Remove all toys, decorative items, cushions and other items
from the floor so that all areas can be treated.
- Remove all articles from under beds, on cupboard floors and
from under furniture, as these are areas where fleas live and need
to be treated thoroughly.
- Vacuum all floors and upholstered furniture to remove animal
hair, organic debris, flea eggs and pupae.
- Remove vacuum cleaneer bag after vacuuming and dispose of
contents in the waste bin or plastic bag
- Treat any pets you have with a good quality flea treatment or
take them to the vet to have this carried out.
- Do not allow your pets back into the house until the treatment
has completely dried.
- Do not vacuum for at least 10 to 14 days after treatment.
This will give the insectice time to eliminate all stages of the
- PLEASE NOTE - when the officer visits for the first time if the
above hasn't been carried out he may not be able to treat and
another appointment will have to be made, which will delay
Please contact us for further information:
Tel: 023 8068 8447 There is an answerphone on
this number for out of hours.
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