Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis)
Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis)
Flea treatments start from £80.00 + VAT.
There are over 1,000 species of fleas around the world. As a result about 50 species reside in the UK. The infamous rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) which spread the Plague (Black Death) throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. 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 lay their eggs close to the hosts nests. They hatch a few days later into legless larvae. These larvae generally feed on the hosts hair. They have to 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 in to life with its highly developed rear legs, towards its new host and its first blood meal.
It is essential that you thoroughly vacuum the entire property before HawkEye Pest Control carry out any treatments, most importantly around pets bedding. As this will pick up all stages of the flea. Likewise all pets should be treated with a veterinary recommended flea treatment, please contact your vet for advice.
Since identification is important, before commencing any treatment you should contact us for advice on biting insect treatment and Control.