FLEA CONTROL, EXTERMINATION AND REMOVAL

We offer a discreet, speedy flea treatment for your house or business, removing these unwanted guests quickly and safely.

As external parasites of mammals and birds, fleas live by biting and consuming the blood of their hosts. Their bites cause skin irritation, which is usually the first warning of their presence.

Unfortunately, it is usually the family cat or dog that brings fleas into your home which can lead to a vicious cycle. You treat your pet for fleas then deep clean your carpets and other furniture. Then your pet brings in more fleas and it starts all over again. The best way to stop this circle of treatment and cleaning is to call in the experts from Pests Birds And Bugs.

Call us 7 days a week on 073888 92414

Did you know…

Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four lifecycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (adult). In most species, neither female nor male fleas are fully mature when they first emerge but must feed on blood before they become capable of reproduction. The first blood meal triggers the maturation of the ovaries in females and the dissolution of the testicular plug in males, and copulation soon follows.

What this means is that if you have some flea bites, you will likely have fleas preparing to start a family in your house.

Possible Risks

Aside from itchy spots and a potential rash, fleas can pose some risks to you, your pets and your home. These include:

Disease:Fleas do not generally carry human diseases in the UK but they can cause health issues in your pet. For example, your dog or cat could have an allergic reaction to the flea’s saliva. A serious infestation could also result in your pet developing anemia.

Discomfort: Both pets and humans itch when bitten by fleas. This can cause discomfort but excess scratching can also increase the likelihood of a secondary infection.

Embarrassment: Fleas can leave red bit marks anywhere they bit and they tend to hitchhike on humans and pets alike. This can be particularly problematic if you introduce fleas into the home of a friend or relative.

Life cycle and development

Some species breed all year round while others synchronise their activities with their hosts’ life cycles or with local environmental factors and climatic conditions. Fleas are generally most common in the summer when temperatures and humidity are best for them to breed. Flea populations consist of roughly 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae, and 5% adults. This is important to understand because if you see 10 adult fleas, that means there are likely around 100 eggs 70 larva and 20 pupae already in your home. Plus, fleas breed fast so a few can turn into a full blown infestation very quickly. 

Jumping

Flea legs are long, and the hind pair is well adapted for jumping; a flea can jump vertically up to 7 in (18 cm) and horizontally up to 13 in (33 cm), making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals (relative to body size). 

This means they can move quickly and get into nearly every area of the home. Jumping also means they are able to move from host to host quickly.

Relationship with host

Flea legs are long, and the hind pair is well adapted for jumping; a flea can jump vertically up to 7 in (18 cm) and horizontally up to 13 in (33 cm), making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals (relative to body size). 

This means they can move quickly and get into nearly every area of the home. Jumping also means they are able to move from host to host quickly.

Excellent expert service

An excellent expert service. Knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, reliable and reasonably priced. Can’t praise them enough. I would use them again. Highly recommended.

Colin Thompson

Appreciate how much you did

We appreciate your local discount and also the way you worked (and indeed how much you did during your visit) and left it all tidy and organised. It all looks very normal today – including the food we left out last night.

Jean and Bruce Halliday

Speedy and friendly service

Fantastic speedy and friendly service to remove this anti-social wasp nest in our front garden. Thanks so much.

Holly Syddall
Southampton

Very experienced and helpful

Amazing guys!! Very experienced and helpful! I would definitely recommend them.

Taj Mot
Southampton

Fast, friendly and problem solved

Came out within hours for a wasp nest in a thatched roof. Fast, friendly and problem solved.

Matt Lane
Dorset

Friendly, professional, reliable and quick

Fantastic service at a reasonable price. Friendly, professional, reliable and quick service. Will definitely use them again.

Lindsay Burbidge
West Wellow, Hampshire

Great job

Excellent service in deal with the nesting pigeons under my solar panels from the start to the finish. Would highly recommend in use their services. Thanks for doing such a great job for me. No more pigeons and peaceful.

Bill Vincent
Lymington

Competitive on price

Absolutely brilliant team, friendly, fast and really know their stuff – not to mention extremely competitive on price. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Fiona McDuff
Sway

Rang them Bank Holiday Monday

What absolutely, lovely people to deal with. Rang them Bank Holiday Monday, and they were here within a couple of hours to deal with a wasp nest. I couldn’t recommend them more.

Sue Hooper
Bransgore

Matter dealt with very efficiently

Speedy response to request. Matter dealt with very efficiently and charged less than estimate as less materials required than originally anticipated. Would recommend.

Wallace Whaley
Ringwood

Quick and knowledgeable response

Although initially a stressful situation for us, Peter and Elzabe immediately put our minds at rest with their quick and knowledgeable response. They are extremely friendly and got the job done quickly and efficiently, couldn’t recommend them enough!

Charlotte Christensen
Southampton

On a Saturday morning

Excellent, friendly service. Responded immediately – and came out to do the job early on a Saturday morning. A lovely couple to deal with.

Ian Ramsdale
Ringwood

Great team responding quickly

A great team responding quickly to diagnose and attack a rare breed of clothes moth infestation in my house without hesitation to investigate all the way into the loft and even under the house to the foundations. Very friendly and lots of advice with the service; they truly enjoy what they do and make you feel relaxed as they do it. Would highly recommend and they are very well priced.

Chris J McCaughan
Bitterne Southampton

Prompt, professional and thorough response

Thanks for the excellent work Peter and Elzabe.

Very many thanks for your prompt, professional and thorough response to my request re removal of grey squirrels from my loft. They have gone.

Although I hope that I will not have to use your services too often, you would definitely be my first choice if required! Further to this I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who may need some help with pests. Thanks again and best wishes for the future.

Robert Williamson
East End, Hampshire

Ground Bees

Wasp removal testimonial. I called to have someone come and remove either bees or wasps flying out of a hole in the ground this spring.  It was like Heathrow’s main runway and as we have three small children and a dog we very concerned. They arrived right on time in smart van and identified them as bumble bees that often inhabit old rodent burrows. I was astounded that Mr Cherry was able to smoke the bees and MOVE them to a safe location in the New Forest. We are safe and the bees are safe. I would highly recommend this company.

Darren
Hurn

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