Fleas are one of the most common pests we deal with. In commercial premises, such as an office space, employees often complain of getting bitten at work. This occasionally happens where a staff member has brought individual cat fleas in with them from home.
Cost are relatively inexpensive. We can give some idea of likely costs over the telephone. Alternatively we can visit the premises to give a free no obligation quote.
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Control measures are simple and require the spray treatment of all floor surfaces with a residual spray. This lasts for 4-6 weeks, during which time the problem is usually solved. Occasionally a second treatment is required. Before we treat an office it is best to remove small / personal items off the floor. Care is taken during treatment to avoid electrical equipment.
All employees have to be out of the office during treatment, and two hours afterwards until dry, so usually an out of hours treatment is required. Normally we do not charge extra for this type of out of hours work.
Fleas have a complicated life cycle, which sometimes makes eradication difficult. They spend most of their life cycle in the carpet, and only live on a pet for a relatively short breeding period. Once adult fleas finds your pet, they “bite” and take blood. They mate, and females then produce tiny eggs which fall from the pet onto the floor. They eggs hatch into a larvae. The larvae feeds on organic matter / debris in the carpet and in cracks and crevices throughout the house.
Once they have developed enough, they pupate, and transform into the adult fleas that people recognise again. As your pet moves around the vibration attracts the fleas, and they jump until they land on the pet. At this point the life cycle begins again.