Fleas

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Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a common problem at home, especially for those with pets. Even if you do not own any pet, you may still have flea or tick problems if your house was previously occupied by pet owners. Fleas and ticks depend on blood from a host in order to survive hence most usually travelled into the house through pets. Fleas may also be carried on other mammals, such as rabbits and rats.

As parasites, the greatest concern about their presence in your home or business premises comes from their bites. Although their bites are not painful, they can result in an uncomfortable itch or rash. Your pets could also develop allergies to flea saliva which causes severe irritation and itchiness.

Interesting Facts

  • Fleas

    • Female flea can lay around 2,000 eggs in her lifetime.
    • In almost all flea species, the females are larger than the males.
    • Female fleas can lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal.
    • Adult fleas can jump about 6" vertically.

  • Ticks

    • Adult ticks can survive up to 8 months without food or water.
    • When a tick found a feeding spot, it grasps the skin, cuts into the surface and then inserts its feeding tube into the skin.
    • A single adult female can consume 0.6 mL of blood or more.

Flea and Tick Species & Guides

Rentokil’s Flea/Tick Treatments

Although fleas do not have wings, they have incredibly powerful elongated legs that allow them to jump long distances and move easily between you and your pets. A successful flea control requires treatment for both your property and pets, if you have them.

At Rentokil, we offer safe and effective treatments for your home or business to ensure complete control of your infestation. For more information, talk to our pest experts at 1300 881 911 (for home) or 1300 882 911 (if it is for your business).

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