Professional flea control

Flea treatment experts

If you have noticed fleas on your cat, or perhaps bite marks on your arms or legs, it is time to search for the best flea treatment. Abbott Contractors are here to offer professional flea control to help eliminate your flea problem. Fleas are notoriously hard to get rid of and it can take just 6 weeks for the first flea to create a full infestation. They can extract enough blood from your pet to kill them, feeding on them for up to an hour at a time. Therefore, it is important to treat your property entirely to ensure the problem is properly eradicated.

Fleas are so difficult to get rid of because they need to go through a full cycle. Killing the adult fleas will not necessarily eradicate the problem, which is why a full treatment is required so that every stage is targeted.

Fleas are not uncommon and do not reflect the cleanliness of the home or business property. They are, however, incredibly difficult to deal without seeking professional flea control advice from a pest control company. So, call Abbott Contractors today and have us work on creating a home free of fleas in no time. 


Signs of a flea infestation 

A Flea problem can be difficult to spot. Fleas can be found mostly where pets rest and within their fur. However, they can lay eggs in carpets and other areas of the home, being able to live without a host for months. So what are the signs of a flea infestation and how can they be identified in your home?

Have you been bitten?

Fleas will tend to bite mainly on the arms and the legs rather than across the core. The irritation of the bite is mainly caused through the reaction to saliva from the fleas that is injected into the skin of the host to prevent the blood from clotting whilst the flea feeds.


You may be able to see visible droppings and markings around the home, particularly around the edges of the rooms. Fleas, although small, can also be seen by the naked eye, particularly when jumping to or from a host.

Pet contact

If you have had friends and their pets in your home or if you pet has had contact with others, it only takes one flea to spread throughout the house. They can lay eggs in the carpets and remain dormant for long periods of time before finding a host to feed on.

Pre-flea treatment solutions

Flea infestations need to be attacked from a variety of angles for the flea eradication to properly begin. There are a few things that you will need to do before flea treatment is carried out, to ensure that your problem is dealt with quickly and effectively.

Strip the beds and boil wash the bedding at the highest wash possible (preferably 90 degrees), which will kill off any eggs. Soft furnishings, including any toys and clothes being stored, should be tumble dried or washed at the highest possible temperature.

Make sure pets are treated before and after treatment is carried out, to ensure an infestation does not return. Your local vet surgery will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take. If the pet is not treated, the flea problem will simply return the treatment process will need to be repeated again.

All floors either hard or carpeted should be vacuumed and cleaned, paying particular attention to the outer edges of the room. The use of a hoover may help to physically remove all stages of a flea’s lifecycle from the carpets and furniture. The contents of the hoover must be disposed of quickly and carefully.

Although these tips and tricks may help, they are never a sure solution, and we would always recommend seeking professional flea control for effective flea removal in your home.


Why you need a flea exterminator

It is important that a pest controller treats a flea infestation to ensure that the problem is fully eradicated, and to prevent any further infestation. A fully trained, professional flea pest controller will have full training and expertise in the handling of pesticides and extermination of pests, and will be able to assess the infested property, to ensure the best steps are taken for the pest problem to be completely resolved quickly and efficiently.


This is a disease that affects the red blood cells in household pets, causing anaemia in cats. Other symptoms of this disease include a loss of appetite and dramatic weight loss.


If a flea has previously bitten an infected animal, and proceeds to bite your pet, this can spread the plague and result in symptoms such as a fever and even sudden death.


Tapeworms can be spread to your pet if a flea that is carrying tapeworm eggs is eaten. The tapeworm eggs will then hatch and attach itself to your pet’s intestines, resulting in great irritation, vomiting and weight loss.

Cat scratch disease (CSD)

Owners can be at risk from this type of disease, as fleas transmit CSD from one cat to another. Humans can get CSD when infected flea faeces is transmitted from the pet to owner through a bite, lick or scratch.

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