CAT FLEA (Ctenocephalides felis)
Flea treatments start from £70.00 + VAT.
There is over 1,000 species of fleas around the world, with about 50 species in the UK. The infamous rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) spread the Plague (Black Death) throughout Europe in the Middle Ages and is probably the most feared, yet still exists today in parts of the world. The most common flea that people come into contact with now, is the cat flea.
Adult fleas live exclusively as parasites feeding on the blood of their hosts; humans, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds etc. their not fussy and can easily change hosts.
The female fleas lays eggs which hatch a few days later into legless larvae, these shed their skin 2-3 times before pupating. The pupa period can vary and when the adult flea does emerge it can remain within its silken cocoon for quite some time. It is usually activated by the vibration of a passing host and can spring accurately with its highly developed rear legs, towards its new host and first blood meal.
Flea treatment can be aided by a thorough vacuuming, especially around pets bedding and will pick up all stages of the flea. All pets should also be treated, contact a vet for advice.
Since identification is important, before commencing any treatment you should contact us for advice on biting insect treatment and Control.