The team at Marvel Pest Control are the best in the business, providing the best flea control services available in Stevenage. We’ll work to provide you with all the expertise and tools necessary, coming to your house with the latest technology and equipment to get rid of a flea infestation quickly.
Making sure that you understand how to prevent future infestations is vital to ensure that the fleas don’t come back, so our team will provide a detailed report to give you the knowledge you need to stop your house becoming reinfested.
How do you know you have them?
The cat flea is small at around 2 mm long, reddish brown in colour and is flattened laterally, a feature which enables it to move easily amongst the hair of its vertebrate host.
The most distinctive features of the cat flea are the large jumping legs and the row of black non-sensory spines on the front margin of the head and on the rear of the first thoracic segment. These bristles or combs are a diagnostic feature of the cat flea.
The eyes are apparent as are the antennae, and the mouth-parts, adapted for piercing and sucking, are typically seen projecting downwards from the head.
Where will you find them?
Although the cat and the dog are the preferred hosts for cat fleas – they are capable of feeding on humans, and frequently do.
The distress caused by the bites can be considerable in cats and humans. The cat flea is an intermediate host for the tapeworm, which normally develops in the digestive tract of the dogs, cats and some wild carnivores, but also occurs in man and particularly young children.
Vibration as a trigger for the adults to emerge from the pupa, mentioned above, frequently means that humans who go into empty premises where cats had previously been “in residence” suffer a high level of attack.
How do we control them?
Treatment consists of identifying the source of the infestation, ie: the host animal(s), and if appropriate treating it with a suitable veterinary product. Such a treatment should not be carried out by a pest control technician but by the owner of the animal or a veterinarian.
A residual insecticide should then be applied to areas frequented by the animal. Normally this would consist of spraying all areas in the premises as a precaution. Once the first visit is complete our technician would complete a detailed inspection report explaining what he has done and also what is required by you following his/her recommendations.
Flea Infestation and Removal
Our team of experts will work with you to make sure that any flea infestation you have in Stevenage is taken care of quickly and efficiently. We’ll get to you as soon as we possibly can and ensure that the whole infestation of fleas in your house is destroyed, taking care to make sure there’s no chance of a reinfestation.
Get in touch with our team to find out more about how we can help you with all of your flea control requirements in Stevenage. We look forward to working with you and can’t wait to get started on making your house comfortable to live in again.
Call: 01727 601 007 as soon as you start to notice the beginnings of a flea infestation.