Ctenocephalides felis felis


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Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis felis)

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We are experts at flea control in London.  If you see fleas, we are the ones to call.  London Flea Control can be out in 90 mins or less of your call.  Remember Fleas multiply fast.  Let’s get your flea issue under control.  Fleas are often brought in from the outside on your clothing.  You do not have to have pets to have fleas.  Pets will bring in fleas a well.  Don’t let the fleas take over.  Call Pest Protect to come out and inspect.  This species of flea is a mere 2mm long, it is red/brown in colour and is flattened. The cat flea has large jumping legs. Their mouthparts are adapted to sucking, biting and piercing. Read More.

Fleas can be horrible to live with.  We understand.  Call us.

Fleas can also be a secondary issue to the primary issue.  Do you have mice control issues, rat control need to get rid of squirrels?  Fleas can come in on all these other pests.  Once fleas are in the home, we need to determine what they are feeding on and treat that problem.  You may have another pest problem.

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After mating, the female can lay many hundreds of eggs in batches after each blood meal. The eggs are lain in the cat’s fur, bedding, any areas wherever the cat is found. The eggs are less than a millimeter in size and are white, oval in shape. The larval stage occurs after the egg and which is (again) white in colour and legless. It is covered in large bristles. The larvae are not blood – suckers but feed on organic debris which is found in the cat’s bedding and general living area. When the larvae has matured, it is about 0.5 cm long and spins a cocoon. This pupates and (when triggered by stimuli e.g. vibration) emerges to feed on the cat.

Cats and dogs are the preferred host for this type of flea, however, they are more than capable of feeding upon humans. Their bites (on both cats and humans) can cause irritation and distress.  Call us today.

During the survey, your pest-control technician will carry out a “risk-assessment” which is basically our way of checking for any hazards on the property / area. We will provide you, where possible, with advice for preventing fleas e.g. highlighting any factors that can improve the situation, such as: identifying the host animal, cleaning, etc.

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To treat this pest, it must be first identified and the source of the infestation found. Also the host animal will be advised to take their pet along to the local veterinary centre for treatment.

A residual insecticide can then be applied to the site of infestation and any areas frequented by the host.


Signs of Fleas

Host Animals
Pet Bedding
Fleas themselves (alive or dead)

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