Do you see an increasing number of fleas around your property these days and are searching for advanced flea treatment solutions for the home? Are you concerned that the fleas may endanger the health of your pets and want advanced flea infestation treatment?
At Tom’s Pest Control, we have several years of expertise and experienced specialists to offer the most effective flea pest control in Melbourne. We make a difference with our commitment to ensuring a hygienic, healthy environment for the homeowners and businesses of Melbourne.
We provide tailored flea treatment services for our customers based on the flea type, the level of infestation, and other factors.
Why Is Flea Treatment Necessary?
Fleas are small, wingless parasites that don’t fly nor bite humans in most cases. Though they don’t directly create any serious health issues to humans, you should still control the population of fleas in your surroundings, because:
These parasites feed the blood of your pets to survive, and their effects can range from minor irritation to deadly conditions for the pets.
The increased number of fleas in an environment can create irritation to humans though there is hardly any possibility for serious health issues.
In addition to the direct effects, these parasites may carry tapeworm larvae and give it to your pets, leading to a tapeworm infestation.
Studies show that fleas may become carriers of bacteria that can create “cat scratch fever” in humans.
In rare cases, fleas may bite humans, and people may experience swelling in their face, mouth, and hands. If you have been bitten by a flea, seek medical treatment immediately.
Research shows that fleas live in areas with moderate temperature and high humidity. As a resident of Melbourne, you have higher exposure and risks to fleas compared to the inland areas, such as Alice Springs.
Major Flea Species
Do you know the major flea species you can encounter in Melbourne? Before selecting a pest control service, this information can be handy for you to communicate your requirements with the flea pest control company.
The most visible flea species in Melbourne are:
Cat flea – The most common flea species in Australia that attacks rats, dogs, and other mammals, but rarely humans. The flea has a reddish-brown colour, 1-2mm long, and its principal host is domestic cats.
Dog flea – Dog fleas have an almost similar appearance to cat fleas but are less common compared to the latter. They attack a wide variety of mammals, particularly domestic dogs and cats.
Human flea – They are uncommon compared to dog fleas and cat fleas due to the increased home hygienic standards in recent decades. They usually attack pigs, dogs, rats, mice, domestic cats, several other mammals, and birds.
If you see that your pet is constantly scratching any part of the body, you should check for any flea bites and begin remedial action.
The Tom’s Pest Control Procedure
At Tom’s Pest Control, we offer a complete flea control service – a four-step procedure. We know how much you value the health and wellbeing of your family members and pets, and we reciprocate the same feelings through our services.
As soon as you contact us with a flea control request, we will start with our flea treatment for your home or workplace to make your environment healthy and clean. Our qualified flea control technicians will visit your property according to your convenience.
During the inspection, our technicians will identify the flea species, check for bites on your pets, record the characteristics and invasion pattern of the fleas, and more.
Based on the inspection, we will create a custom flea infestation treatment plan for controlling the pests in your environment. The plan will include the treatment procedure, the instructions to the inhabitants, the timeline of completion, the expected results, and more.
We will communicate all the information to you before starting with the treatment and answer to all your queries related to it.
Based on the flea type and the extent of the infestation, we choose either non-chemical treatment or chemical treatment – sometimes, a mix of both. The non-chemical treatment involves vacuuming your property, application of flea bombs and foggers, and more. We also use the heat treatment process to kill the fleas in your environment.
When it comes to chemical treatment, we use insecticides that are safe for you and your pets and are approved by veterinarians. Our treatment process is comprehensive that involves the removal of adult fleas, eggs, larvae, and pupae.
The treatment doesn’t give you guaranteed results for long if you don’t use ongoing prevention strategies. While regular cleaning and mopping of your space can limit the growth of fleas to a large extent, we will make your tips and measures specific to your environment after the flea infestation treatment.
Why Tom’s Pest Control?
At Tom’s Pest Control, we make a difference with our service standards, and you will find our services greatly matching your requirements with the following characteristics:
Same/next day service
Trained, certified, and highly-experienced pest control specialists
Safe, family-friendly pest control procedures
Comprehensive prices and upfront quotes
Local pest control teams
Friendly, transparent service experience
100 percent satisfaction guarantee
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Make Your Space Healthy And Flea-Free
Call us today on (03) 9034 5957 or contact us using our onlinequote formto let us know your flea control requirements. We will provide you with an upfront quote and bring back the healthy, hygienic environment at your property.