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Professional Mossley Flea Treatment

FleaOne of the most unpleasant pests to have in the house is fleas. These wingless, ectoparasitic insects are tougher opponents than other nuisance anthropoids because they can leap to safety upon detection and withstand the pressure exerted by human fingers if caught. The toughness of fleas is thanks to sclerites, the hard plates that armour the exoskeleton, and their jumping capacity is due to elastic resilin in the lower hind limbs.

Fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides are the most likely culprits involved in flea infestation, being able to survive off a number of hosts which include popular family pets such as cats and dogs. Ctenocephalides felis, the Cat flea, is one of the most widespread flea species and a common household nuisance, followed by its close relative Ctenocephalides canis, the dog flea, which has a narrower range of hosts. Both species are irritants to pets and humans alike. That's why proper extermination by a professional is required.

The holometabolous lifecycle of fleas

Adults (imago) make up a mere five per cent of the total flea population, the rest belonging to the other three stages of the holometabolous (four stages) lifecycle. Home remedies often focus on killing adult fleas whilst failing to make a serious impact on the other ninety-five per cent. Eliminating bloodsucking fleas from your pets does little to destroy the scavenging larva, dormant pupa and eggs which are likely present at any site an animal frequents.

The female flea is incapable of laying eggs without first engorging with blood and her eggs are unviable without fertilization by a male. She can lay around five hundred eggs in her lifetime and the embryonic stage lasts from a day to just under a fortnight. The larva eats organic matter such as flea faeces and insect corpses. The larval stage comprises three instars, or moulting phases, the last of which involves spinning a cocoon to begin the pupal phase.

Successful Mossley flea treatment requires the destruction of one hundred per cent of the flea population. The best chance of killing all the fleas in a house is through professional Mossley flea treatment. Flea fumigation is an important aspect of professional Mossley flea treatment and the use of these potent insecticides is best left in the hands of professional flea control operatives, to ensure its safe and effective application for complete flea removal.

Flea-related maladies

Cat and dog fleasEnding flea infestation via professional Mossley flea treatment is essential to avoid the allergies and infections fleas can cause in humans and pets. Cat scratch fever, for example, can be transmitted from felines to humans via flea faeces. Flea saliva injected into bites during feeding can cause an allergic reaction, manifesting as a variety of symptoms. Flea larva can also ingest tapeworm eggs and transmit them to new hosts if swallowed.

The threat of flea-related maladies will only pass when flea infestation is stopped. Unlike do-it-yourself methods, flea fumigation treatment of an infested property, performed by professional Mossley flea treatment operatives, is sufficient to get rid of these parasitic insects along with the risk of illness they pose.