Fleas are very undesirable parasites which feed off our domestic pets – their natural hosts. When environmental conditions are optimal, the flea population will grow at a very rapid pace, and once you have a flea infestation, it is very difficult to get rid of the problem.
Fleas can cause enormous problems to pets by spreading worms and other diseases, causing itchiness, irritation and in some cases resulting in severe allergic reactions. It’s also very embarrassing when they start biting your human guests at dinner parties!
Flea eggs hatch when the correct surrounding temperature and humidity are reached. This starts at the beginning of spring and results in a massive flea population by the end of summer and early autumn. Flea eggs laid in the autumn will hatch the following spring – or if indoors, whenever you turn on your central heating.
To achieve optimal flea control, preventive treatment should be provided throughout the year. If you are unfortunate to get a flea infestation on your pet and in your home, we are always available to give thorough advice on how to eliminate the problem effectively and safely.