Flea Control In Canberra

Flea Control

Flea, the common name for the order Siphonaptera, includes 2,500 species of small flightless insects that survive as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by consuming blood, or hematophagy, from their hosts. Adult fleas grow to about 3 mm (0.12 in) long, are usually brown, and have bodies that are “flattened” sideways or narrow, enabling them to move through their host’s fur or feathers. They lack wings, but have strong claws preventing them from being dislodged, mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, and hind legs extremely well adapted for jumping. They are able to leap a distance of some 50 times their body length, a feat second only to jumps made by another group of insects, the superfamily of froghoppers. Flea larvae are worm-like with no limbs; they have chewing mouthparts and feed on organic debris left on their host’s skin.

What is our process for flea control?

The main treatment is our end of lease 3 bedroom treatment. This is because many people need to get this service at the end of their lease. We provide the most cost-effective end of lease flea removal services in Canberra and Queanbeyan. We can also conduct a regular flea removal service and have done so in the past.

​One of our technicians will come round and check that the area is ready to be sprayed (carpets vacuumed, floors mopped, etc). We will spray the area using our specialised machines to ensure the correct amount of flea treatment has been applied to kill any fleas and eggs left after your pet. At the end you will get documents supporting the treatment.

Why are City Pest Control Services so affordable?

We operate on low overheads and have very streamlined processes. We also offer packages for pest removal so we try to hit two (or many) birds with one stone, as much as possible. Our termite, rat, and flea control services are the lowest you will find in the area without compromising on quality or expertise. For comprehensive yet affordable flea pest control in Canberra & Queanbeyan, we are an excellent choice.

How serious is a flea infestation?

Extremely serious. Like bed bugs, fleas are parasites that live off of warm blood – such as humans and their pets. Fleas have the ability to spread diseases, and are said to be the cause of the 14th century bubonic plague, killing over 200 million people. In Australia, fleas can transmit tapeworms from cats and dogs to humans. They are also known to spread typhus disease.

What are the characteristics of fleas?

There are 4 stages in the lifecycle of a flea – egg, larva, pupa, adult. Like bed bugs, their bite contains anticoagulants so that the blood keeps flowing. The adults can survive for several months without feeding. Fleas are most commonly found in cats and dogs. They are not found on humans anymore due to an increase in hygiene standards.

How does City Pest Control treat flea infestations?

First, we recommend you do your part in terms of cleaning your pet and vacuuming the home thoroughly. Fleas will be concentrated in areas where household pets rest. Next, you can call us to arrange a treatment. We will apply a low toxicity agent to your pets and the environment so no fleas can survive. We may need to treat the garden and garage as well. In some instances, rodents might be the cause of a flea infestation. In this case, City Pest Control will conduct rodent and flea control simultaneously.

Is flea control dangerous or toxic?

We need to assess your household first to see the extent of the infestation and which areas need to be sprayed. However, we take great care to select the least toxic option. You may need to vacate the premises or certain rooms for 4 hours or longer. But this is a small price to pay for total flea eradication! After the time period has passed, you can undertake a second rigorous clean of your home to remove the pesticide, if you desire. But the fleas will already be taken care of.

Can I treat a flea infestation myself?

You can, though it is not recommended, especially if the infestation is severe. You will need to target all areas of your house simultaneously, or else the fleas will keep coming back. Fleas are tiny, and it’s very difficult to get all of them (including eggs) simply by cleaning and vacuuming. Even if you get 99.9% of them, the entire family will be back within 6 weeks or so. With fleas, like many other pests, nothing less than a complete eradication will do.

For complete flea pest control in Canberra & Queanbeyan, call us today on 0407 909 118 for a no-obligation quote.

Our Trusted Partners

City Pest Control Services continue to operate under strict guidelines and audits for the work we do – this is to ensure we meet all Australian Standards. We are proud to be registered members of AEPMA and to be a PestCert Accredited Business – which means that we undertake all work to the required level of excellence.
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Why Choose Us?

We are a dedicated team that has had many different life experiences in business. We are proud to be a local company in Canberra and Queanbeyan. We are fully trained and equipped for most, if not all, pest control issues. We are working with big hotel chains, food outlets, and for Jane our old lady down the street. We offer our services to ALL our valued new and old clients. Our work comes with a WARRANTY.
COMPLIANT TAILORED PLANS

No matter what the premises, we are able to implement an effective pest management system to ensure your property receives the best results.

STATE CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS

Our expert Technicians are state-licensed and certified. All our methods, chemicals and treatments are safe and compliant to ALL Australian Standards

COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS

City Termite & Pest Control Services offers timely, pro-active prevention with minimum impact on your family, home life, and budget. That makes us one of the best affordable services.

RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL

We treat your home as if it was our own. We keep our appointments and deliver our best service every time we visit your premises.

GUARANTEED RESULTS

Every day, more customers choose us as their preferred pest control company because we provide a trusted service, assured results and our 6 month guarantee*.

PROACTIVE CUSTOMER CARE

At City Termite & Pest Control Services, we are providing after-sales service which ensures that our customers are satisfied with the services of the company.

Our Company Accreditations​

We’re certified and accredited by the most trusted names in the industry, which means you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a reputable team. And because we are committed to providing high-quality, safe and cost-effective pest treatment to Canberra & Queanbeyan’s homes and businesses – we guarantee you 100% customer satisfaction every single time!

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