The flea is a parasite pest belonging to the family of Sifonatteri, wingless insects ( devoid ie of wings ) that the adult stage is provided with pungent sucking mouthparts. We are therefore dealing with a hematophagous insect, which needs the blood of warm-blooded animals to reproduce.
There are various species of fleas. What are the most common types of fleas? Essentially three: the cat flea ( Ctenocephalides felis ), the rat flea and the dog flea. Rarer is that of humans and poultry.
It is therefore clear that small fleas are in the sights of your pets, but it is particularly important to protect yourself from fleas, as they are vehicles of terrible diseases and in contact with them you could easily be bitten and report an annoying and itchy skin irritation.
Your pets make themselves the likely carriers of the flea.
To be cautious, flush it out and remove it, it is necessary to periodically check the coat of your pet (s), brushing them carefully, and remember to do it outside your home, on a white towel. If you notice the presence of a flea, you could try to eliminate it with tweezers, which, without hurting the animal, will allow you to remove the insect, without leaving the sting in the skin. Or, another possible way to get rid of it is to use a disinfectant to stun the parasite and then remove it. For these operations, we advise you to use disposable gloves, and at the end of disinfecting both the tweezers and the animal’s skin.
Recognizing fleas with the naked eye can be a very difficult task, for this reason, when you brush your pet, it is useful to collect the debris with a transparent packing tape (scotch), on the adhesive part of which any fleas can be deposited and excrement (this is then covered with another strip of scotch, forming a collection strip ). With the help of a magnifying glass and an expert, you can thus observe the presence of fleas and flush them out.
The wisest thing to do, however, if you notice the presence of fleas on your pet, is to call a trusted veterinarian to ask for advice on the most suitable flea treatment for your dog or cat, evaluating the risks related to its condition. of health. Once this is done, before proceeding, read the label carefully, respecting the instructions, relating to times, methods, precautions and advice indicated. If you decide to give your pet flea treatment, you must do it outside the home.
If you are in an embryonic state of infestation, it is possible to fight fleas by repeating the treatment 2-4 times a week, 7 days apart. It is good to keep in mind, however, that visible fleas represent only a very small part of the infestation. For each flea present, hundreds of eggs, larvae, pupae and young adults are dispersed in the environment: these represent the stage in which most of the infestation occurs. This is why the problem should never be underestimated, and the wisest thing to do to remove it is to think about professional pest control at home!
How is the disinfestation done?
First of all, after having found the presence of these pests, you will have to immediately disinfect their usual places of shelter and rest; for example kennels, sofas, carpets… An infected animal can contaminate all the spaces it has access to, generating foci in the cracks in walls, floors, on blankets, carpets or in dusty corners.
Clean likely environments favourable to their development with a vacuum cleaner.
To act in-depth and eliminate the presence of l arve and eggs, our companies use growth-regulating insecticides, which inhibit their growth and development.
When the infestation is no longer simply controllable with cleaning, and especially in the presence of cats, which are more sensitive to some insecticides, we do not recommend doing it yourself. It is a delicate intervention, therefore, rather, plan interventions with qualified experts!
The pest control treatments we offer treat the whole apartment, quickly resolving the infestation and improving your standard of living. We use non-invasive, low-toxic products that do not stain or soil.
The application of the insecticide in the infested environment to remove the fleas and their eggs takes place, on the floor, with low-pressure pumps, and using an electric nebulizer, a smoke formulation or a thermal fogger to complete the dispersion.
To protect the health of the whole family, we offer you a type of ecological disinfestation, complete with final sanitization to recover all the objects, so that you will never have to get rid of anything!
In this regard, two of the safest and most ecological treatments we can carry out are:
- that with liquid nitrogen, which reaches a temperature of -150 ° C causing a cryogenic burn. It is a safe and ecological treatment, which leaves no toxic residues, and can reach all the points, which neither heat nor pesticides would be able to reach;
- that with superheated dry saturated steam, which, at a temperature of 180 ° C, is always effective.
The most frequent period for flea control is between May and October. These are the months when the temperature fluctuates between 21-23 ° C.
Flea control: how much does it cost?
How much does professional flea control cost?
Do not be afraid that, by turning to a professional company, you will have to face an exaggerated expense. This is just a cliché, absolutely unfounded. The prices of pest control vary according to the type of intervention carried out (also depends on the pest ), the duration and difficulty of the work.
For this, contact us for an inspection and a free quote! We will evaluate your case and we will be able to intervene in the best possible way, planning a disinfestation that is right for you!