Fleas and tics
Our charge for a flea treatment is based on the number of bedrooms in your property.
Fleas and tics on animals
Autumn is the time when fleas and ticks are particularly prevalent on animals. Dogs can suffer tapeworm infestation if they inadvertently ingest fleas while grooming and ticks can occasionally cause Lyme Disease in dogs and humans. It is advisable to treat your dog and cat for fleas and ticks on a regular basis. Treatments can be obtained from your veterinary surgery.
What you must do before our 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 cleaner bag after vacuuming and dispose of contents in the waste bin or plastic bag outside
- Treat any pets you have with a good quality flea treatment or take them to the vet to have this carried ou.
- 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 insecticide time to eliminate all stages of the flea infestation.
Please note - when our pest control 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 treatment.