Flea Treatments In Bristol
Bristol is a city of animal lovers. Most homeowners share their lives with a furry pet of some kind, with cats and dogs being a wonderful addition to any home. The same can not be said about the unfortunate pests that can infest our homes along with our animals. Did you know that most animals carry fleas? Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Hedgehogs, Badgers, Foxes etc, all carry fleas. It is no wonder, our homes become easily
Fleas (Ctenocephalides) are one of the most common pests to have in your home. The most common of flea species is the cat flea. You can have fleas even if you do not have any pets in your home as they can be inherited from previous owners of your property.
What Do Fleas Feed On?
Fleas are wholly parasitic, this means they feed on the blood of humans and animals. Sometimes in a house or business, only a certain amount of people will believe they are getting bitten. This is not the case. Some people hardly react to flea bites, whilst others, react violently to flea bites and have a severe reaction.
Once bitten by fleas, most people come up in a small red itchy bump on the skin that becomes incredibly sensitive and once scratched, can bleed easily and get infected.
Can Fleas Pass Disease To Humans?
Even though it is widely accepted that the bubonic plague was transmitted by bacteria carried by fleas that lived on black rats, there is little evidence that fleas in the UK spread any disease. Fleas bites and the resultant allergy to them is the main cause of concern in first world countries like the UK.
How Do I Know If I Have Fleas?
- Constant scratching from your cat or dog
- If your cat or dogs underside becomes very pink/red
- Bites, small reddish raised areas on your skin (usually around your ankles and legs)
- Seeing fleas jump
What Are The Options For Flea Treatment?
There are a number of treatments that you can buy over the counter for your animals. Natural remedies for your pets will not work. Only propriety treatments containing an insecticide will work on your animals. Veterinary practices and some home ware shops will sell you products to treat your home, these products will usually contain a pyrethrin insecticide, this will kill adult fleas on contact but will not kill eggs and larvae. To this effect Flea treatment is best left to the professionals.
See what other people have said about our flea treatments:
My cat had been scratching excessively for a week or two and I then began to come up with bites on my legs. I’d had this problem many times before and usually found that I could get a handle on it. I bought some aerosol sprays from my vet and sprayed my house, initially it seemed to work but after 2 weeks, it seemed the house was inundated! Before calling Adam from Advance Pest Control Bristol, I’d spent over £70 on products that did not work! I called Adam at 8am and by 10.30am my whole house had been treated. Adam explained that my cat was to stay out of the house until the insecticide was dry, then it would be safe for him to re-enter. I carried out Adams instructions post treatment and am very pleased to say that within a couple days, the bites stopped and I saw no more fleas. One very happy cat.. One very happy owner.Mr B Coles