Virginia Childcare Centre

Fleas

There are 16 different families of fleas worldwide, consisting of about 2380 species. In Australia 9 of these families are represented with just 90 different species. About half of the endemic species that occur in Australia are found in the iopsyllidae family. The Pulicidae family contains many of the introduced fleas such as the cat, dog and human flea, as well as some native species.

Flea infestations require multi-faceted treatment plans. Addressing a pet's infestation or individual flea bites will not prove effective for ridding your home of fleas. Effective flea control should encompass both chemical and natural methods and should be conducted on your pet as well as inside and outside of your home. Of course the primary plan of action should be to examine your pet daily. Catching fleas early will hamper their effect on your pets and in your house.

Fleas are not the only pests that can cause discomfort to your pet. Contacting your veterinarian and pest control professional will help you determine if the problem impacting your pet is fleas. Contact your veterinarian to discuss safe and effective methods of soothing your pet's discomfort.

We ask that before we arrive to treat your house and yard that you ensure that your home is clean: vacuum thoroughly, sweep and mop hard-surfaced floors, and clear the floor of debris.

Please remove and store away all pet food bowls, Toys, Bones, Water buckets Cover all fish ponds/pots prior to treatment. For Tick and Flea Treatment grass is required to be mowed, and all faeces removed and all soil areas need to dampened prior to treatment

After these steps, Lightning Pest Control will do a treatment to infested locations within and outside of your home.

Lightning Pest Control may ask you to complete other tasks around your home in preparation for treatment. They can also give advice to you on ways to prevent future flea outbreaks.