Ben’s Bees Flea Control
Fleas are the little nasties that give your dog or cat grief. But these pests can quickly become a nightmare once they breed and start biting your beloved pets, but also you and your family. Fleas are small, wingless, external parasites that range from 2 to 4 mm in length, are brown in colour and oval in shape. They have six, spiny legs, with powerful hind legs for jumping. And when I say powerful, I’m not joking: fleas are able to jump more than 200 times their body length!
Just like bed bugs, fleas feed on human and animal blood, and scarily, they have the potential to breed and infest an entire property in a short period of time. In the right conditions, the ﬂea life cycle can range from a few weeks to several months and, as their population grows, they can be increasingly difficult to control without professional help. In Australia, cat fleas are the most common flea pest, affecting cats, dogs, humans and other mammals.
The damage these infestations can cause is considerable. Fleas cause sores, infection, skin conditions, hair loss and even death in pets. They can spread Lyme disease, typhus disease and tapeworm larvae to humans. Fleas also damage property, and bad infestations will lead to furniture and carpets needing to be disposed of and replaced. As fleas are invasive and can quickly spread throughout all areas in the home, it is vital to choose professional measures that are environmentally friendly and won’t cause any allergies or reactions.
So, if you are experiencing a fast-growing flea invasion, call Ben on 0437077792 for fast, safe and reliable removal in Melbourne or regional Victoria.