Fleas & flea treatment in Albury, Wodonga & Rutherglen
Fleas are very difficult to control with household chemicals and natural remedies. The flea life cycle is difficult to combat, and DIY jobs often see them return eventually.
We’re fully trained in the life cycle of fleas and know how to apply the best methods to get results. We have access professional products not available on the consumer market.
Get rid of fleas properly with a professional service
It's hard to get on top of fleas with household chemicals
Flea eggs are immune to pesticides. After the spray is done and you see a reduction in fleas, it’s very common to fleas come back with a vengeance. This is because the eggs hatch and the young fleas start coming back.
Another thing unique to fleas, is that they can live in the pupae stage for months or even years, if there are no hosts around. They can sense when a host is nearby and release the adult flea immediately.
Professional products used in the pest control industry are not available in hardware stores and supermarkets. So getting control without professional help can be a real challenge.
Our treatment for fleas
We understand the life cycle of fleas. The chemistry that we use in our flea treatment is designed to affect them at multiple stages of their life cycle.
We use an insect growth regulator, which affects larvae, pupae, and juvenile fleas. It inhibits their ability to grow and develop properly. This, in combination with an adulticide means that we can get effective control of your fleas very quickly.
1. Treatment of your animals and vacuum
Your cats and dogs need to be treated for fleas before we get there. The treatment will not work if there is a cat or dog currently infested with fleas. We can’t spray your doggo, so the fleas go on reproducing and this can cause resurgence.
There are many topical applications that work very well and are available from supermarkets. We always recommend that you consult a vet as well. You need to remove your pet from the house for a couple of weeks for the treatment to be effective in a short time frame.
A vacuum of all furniture and floors needs to be done as well before we start. You can get us to do a professional vacuum for you if you like, but it is cheaper if you do it yourself.
2. Initial spray for fleas with insect growth regulator
We conduct a flea spray of all furniture and carpeted areas, and also blow an insecticidal dust into roof voids and spray under floors and in yards.
Our company uses an adulticide and insect growth regulator. The adulticide eliminates any adult fleas currently infesting your house. The insect growth regulator is there to affect the fleas in their early life cycles.
We normally recommend a follow-up flea treatment in two to three weeks to get any larvae and pupae that will have hatched since the last treatment.
Safe, eco-friendly flea treatment
Cheap, cost-cutting pesticides can be mixed with nasty solvents and low-quality constituents that can harm the environment. Hardware store pesticides can be even worse.
Our company uses high-quality ‘research & development’ chemistry in our treatments for fleas. We use an environmentally-friendly product, which is not mixed with harmful solvents.
Our treatment involves an insect growth regulator (IGR) in our control of fleas. IGRs are not scheduled poisons and do not affect mammals and other invertebrates in low concentrations. This allows us to perform a treatment targeted to the fleas, that is not harmful to your household.
Using an IGR also means we don’t need to use as much adulticide. In fact, all follow-up sprays are done with the IGR only, so there is no build-up of harmful products in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
We use an insect growth regulator and a low-concentration, environmentally-friendly adulticide. Toxicity to mammals is extremely low.
There is research to suggest that the pyrethroids in our adulticide can harm cats slightly more than dogs due to their grooming habits. To be safe, we recommend keeping your cat out of the house for a little longer than dogs to ensure the residual starts to degrade. That said, we’ve conducted hundreds of flea treatments and have never harmed a cat.
Fish and marine invertebrates (such as yabbies) can be harmed by both products. You should notify us if there are fish or crustaceans in the house.
Before we can conduct a flea treatment of your house, your pets need to be treated for fleas and removed from the premises. We also recommend that they stay out of the house until the fleas are completely gone.
It normally takes between one and three weeks. You will see an immediate large reduction in flea numbers, and then a slow reduction until they’re all gone.
Normally two treatments are required for large infestations, or if you have not followed our instructions.
- A thorough flea vacuum of all floors and furniture needs to be done before treatment. We recommend that you engage us to do this, but you can do it yourself as well. We will provide you with our bagged flea vacuum cleaner used only for this purpose.
You must follow our instructions carefully, or the flea treatment may not be successful.
- Your pets need to be treated for fleas and removed from the premises during the treatment process.
- Do not leave clothes or blankets on the floor or on furniture. Wash all clothes and linen regularly.
- You will need to vacate the premises during the spray.
Most treatments that fail are normally due to some of the above steps not being followed. Save some money and listen to your technician.
- Don’t vacuum or mop your floors for three weeks, or until the technician gives the all-clear. Light sweeping is fine.
- Keep your clothes and blankets off the floor and off furniture, and wash them regularly.
- The fleas may take a few weeks to be cleared out, and often two treatments are required for large infestations.