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Flea Control in Devon & Cornwall

We provide control of fleas throughout Devon and Cornwall – including Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay.

Our knowledge and understanding of the habits of potential problem species enables us to deliver fast and efficient solutions, and also to provide advice and longer-term support with ensuring that a return of the issue is avoided …

Fleas are ectoparasitic insects, meaning they live on the outside of a host animal. They feed on the blood of mammals and birds. It’s estimated that there are around 2,500 species of flea in the world.

We get three types of flea in the UK. The most common is the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis. Less often, we get dog fleas Ctenocephalides canis. While rare, we do occasionally get human flea Pulex irritans infestations.

Signs of Flea Activity

  • Pets scratching or biting their fur excessively
  • Sight of fleas hopping on carpets or furniture
  • Tiny black droppings, known as flea dirt, on your pet’s skin, in bedding or on carpets
  • Itchy bites around ankles in severe cases

Flea Problems

  • Intense irritation and itching to pets and humans alike
  • Infection resulting from prolonged itching when left untreated
  • Skin complaints and exacerbation of respiratory illnesses
  • Allergic reaction to the fleas’ saliva

Flea Fact …

Fleas can leap at least a hundred times their own body length and have been known to hit top distances of around 200 times their length.