Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that feed off humans and pest such as dogs and cats. They can infest any household using a wide range of host mammals including humans. There are close to several dozen species of fleas in Australia, with most of them living in warm and humid climate. The high humidity favours the development of their larvae.
They are able to find their host with ease, due to their leaping ability and heightened senses, used to finding warm-blooded bodies. A healthy presence of adult fleas can get several meals out of one bite, insuring that their offspring get plenty to eat by feeding off their dung.
The problem with Fleas Infestation
Fleas are known to be disease transmitters. They can transmit tapeworm larvae, as well as the notorious bubonic plague from wild rodents to humans in certain parts of the world, thankfully not Australia. You will know when you have been bitten by a flea as the bite area will be is extremely itchy, with red swollen lump developing within half an hour to an hour of the bite.
Solutions to the problem
To solve your flea infestation get in touch with Pestline today and our quick and efficient flea management team will get your flea problem under control. We will provide you with the latest possible control treatments for all forms of the parasite, making sure that you wont have any future problems with the parasite on your property.
We will also recommend good hygiene and the frequent cleaning of your home, to reduce the risk of any further infection.