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Flea Pest Control

Flea Pest Control Newcastle, Maitland & Lake Macquarie

Fleas in the home can be an irritating and annoying problem, requiring the advice of experts in Flea Pest Control Newcastle. The major pests are the cat flea and the dog flea. The small black flea, often called a ‘ground’ or ‘sand’ flea is in fact a newly emerged, unfed cat or dog flea.

Many people do not realise that most of the life cycle of the flea occurs off the pet.

For every five fleas found on your cat or dog, there may be ninety-five in the carpet! This sounds hard to believe, but for most of its life the flea does not look like the small dark insect that people recognise.

Fleas can remain dormant in their cocoons for several months waiting for vibrations to stir them into action. Adults emerging from their cocoons are small and black until they feed. They can remain alive for up to three months without food.

Flea pest control is carried out by applying an eco friendly residual insecticide mixed with an insect growth regulator. This kills the fleas and stops them from reproducing, helping to prevent future infestations. The spray will not treat the eggs and further applications may be necessary to rid the property of the infestation.

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For Flea Pest Control Newcastle, Maitland or Lake Macquarie contact Newcastle Kill a Pest today!