APC Environmental Services

Flea

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.

 

Domestic
Domestic

We have expert advisers at the end of the line waiting to help with any issue, our staff are BPCA trained and knowledgeable we offer fixed prices for many pest control services however some may require a site survey.
Commercial
Commercial

Let a qualified APC representative perform a FREE inspection of your property to be certain it's pest free. Our representative will promptly schedule an appointment at a convenient time to inspect your property.
Testimonials
Testimonials

Helen H I recently had an ant issue in my florist- which was swiftly and efficiently dealt with by Andrew of APC. His knowledge and advice on how to prevent the situation was second to none- and have not had to have any repeat visits what so ever. I would always recommend APC if you have a pest control issue. 20/06/2012
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