Q: What does a flea look like?

These minuscule bugs are tiny but tenacious, with powerful back legs built for catapulting their bodies through the air and onto your furry friends, and even humans! At 3mm long and reddish brown in colour, these wingless pests have narrow and flat bodies so they can move speedily and undetected through an animal’s fur or across skin.

Q: What are the signs of an infestation?

Look for signs of flea bites. Your canine companion and feline friends might start to excessively scratch, lick or gnaw at their fur, and you might notice reddened patches of skin with rows of dark bites. Take a close look in their fur to try to spot moving dark pin-prick dots. In humans, keep an eye out for clusters of red or pink raised bites on ankles, feet, legs and arms accompanied by excessive itching.

Q: How do I get rid of fleas?

Due to their tiny size and ability to breed quickly, flea infestations can spread very rapidly throughout your home and DIY de-infestation is not recommended. To get rid of fleas, you need to call in the professionals as a proper de-infestation is a complex process, requiring skill, expertise and professional treatments such as flea-specific insecticide and flea traps.

If you think you’ve got fleas, get in touch with us today.

Our pest controllers have the skills and expertise to get rid of your flea problem discreetly, quickly and safely.

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*Unlimited visits: Only applicable to residential customers. London Network for Pest Solutions will continue to visit your property until the pest problem is under control, provided that all hygiene, housekeeping and proofing recommendations that we give you are followed through. If you miss two consecutive appointments or after three months of being pest free, any further treatment will be subject to the full charge

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