Remove fleas from your home with Inner West Pest Control.
Inner West Pest Control offers professional and reliable pest control services, treatments and advice and are experts in flea control and flea treatments that will ensure that your home is free from fleas.
Our flea control processes are child, pet and plant friendly, to ensure the best results for you, your family, your pets and your garden when it comes to removing fleas from your home.
Remember to treat your pets immediately for fleas and not to avoid infested areas after the treatment, as this reduces the effectiveness of the process.
Fleas are a particularly poignant issue in inner-western Sydney homes. particularly those with pets. This, of course, doesn't mean that only pet owners will suffer a flea problem. If the previous tenants of your property had dogs or cats, you may also find that you have a flea problem. While fleas don't have wings, they have powerful, elongated legs - allowing them to jump long distances easily, leaving you and your dogs with itchy bites. Businesses can also suffer from a flea problem, which can damage reputation, and in the case of cafes/restaurants/kitchens, food safety.
Identifcation of the problem is the first step to a solution. If your dog or cats seems to be in pain/is constantly scratching or biting their fur, take them to a vet to ensure that it the problem is fleas as opposed to a skin problem/condition. You may be able to further identify a flea problem by looking out for a few red flags:
Fleas crawling around your dog's coat.
Check the hind of your dog, or the head/neck area of your cat. These areas are specifically targeted by fleas.
Check your pet's coat for small black droppings. Use a flea comb over a sheet of white paper, and check for small black specks.
As with any pest problem, prevention is better than a cure. To prevent a recurring flea problem, ensure that:
You vacuum regularly
Wash pet bedding weekly, ensuring that the water is hot enough to kill any fleas/flea eggs (approx. above 50 degrees c)
Remove any potential food supllies, such as organic matter in carpets, bedding, and furnishings, as larvae use these sources as food.
Check your pets regularly with a flea comb to ensure that they haven't been infested by other carriers of fleas, such as possums, wild cats, foxs, rabbits, and other rodens.
Fleas can be particularly difficult to get rid of for a few reasons. Flea cocoons can remain dormant for up to two years, only hatching when the conditions are right. And because they're tiny, they are near impossible to see against rough surfaces such as carpets, rugs, and pet bedding. Do-it-yourself do not penetrate deeply enough to be truly effective against these pests. This is why we always recommend the use of a professional service for a truly comprehensive extermination solution. At Inner West Pest Control, we offer professional and reliable pest control services, treatments and advice across the inner west suburbs of Sydney and surrounding areas. When it comes to home consultations for pest control services we work weekends and after hours to limit the inconvenience to you. Professional and courteous, our goal is to achieve 100% complete customer satisfaction with our pest control services and treatments