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Professional St Helens Flea Treatment

The flea is a wingless, blood-sucking insect known for causing a nuisance to homeowners in the UK. Once a residence is infested with this parasite, it can be tough to eradicate, and people will often call flea control to assist them with an effective St Helens flea treatment.

At Young’s Pest Control, we can help you win back your home by assessing the extent of a flea infestation, advising you on the appropriate St Helens flea treatment methods and offering you flea fumigation services. At affordable prices, this intruder can be eliminated in no time with our flea control treatments.

Identifying the flea

FleaFrom far away, you could be forgiven for thinking that the flea was just any other insect, but up-close, their unique adaptations are plain to see.

• They have long hind legs that enable them to jump up to 150 times their body length, which means they can leap quickly between hosts.
• Their body is laterally flat, which enables them to navigate between the hairs of a pet. This is also the reason why it’s so challenging to squash and kills them.
• Most species have dark-brown bodies with a tinge of red.

Hopefully, these descriptions will help you identify this insect. If you do spot one, don’t hesitate to call Young’s Pest Control for effective St Helens flea treatment and removal.

The common flea species in the UK

The recent mild, wet summers have offered ideal breeding grounds for the flea, and, consequently, their numbers have increased over the years. But which species are most common in the UK and which have seen a decline?

The human flea has suffered due to frequent vacuuming and St Helens flea treatment, and, as a result, this species has dropped in numbers. On the other hand, the cat flea is still going strong and is the most common species found to infest homes in the UK. So even if you have dogs that are infested, it is likely that the cat species is the culprit, rather than the dog flea, which is much rarer.

Parasites that fleas can transmit

Cat and dog fleasWhilst the flea can carry diseases and is known to have played a big part in the spread of bubonic plague. They will rarely transmit a disease to you. It is more likely that they will pass on tapeworms that are known to affect dogs and cats.

Like the flea, the tapeworm is a parasite that will take and give nothing back. They usually cause no symptoms, but there are cases of people suffering from nausea, abdominal pain and weight loss.

A St Helens flea treatment service you can rely on

To successfully eradicate a flea infestation, you have to consider all stages of this insect’s life cycle; just treating the pets is not enough. Therefore, it’s essential to call upon our flea fumigation services, which target all home areas in killing off larvae, pupa and eggs.