How To Get Rid Of Fleas
If you run a hotel or you own other accommodation, a flea infestation is probably up there with your worst nightmares. But flea infestations are common and they can get into your property more easily than you think.
The most common way they get in is on animals, so if your premises is dog-friendly, there’s always a risk. But they can hitch a ride in on infested furniture and other items too.
And once they’re in, they breed fast and an infestation can quickly occur. Once an infestation happens, the problem is so much harder to deal with.
So before disgruntled customers start telling the world they woke up covered in flea bites when they stayed in your hotel, you have to act.
Here’s how to get rid of fleas.
Why you need to act fast to get rid of fleas
A female flea lays around 25 eggs every day. In the right conditions, the eggs can develop into an adult flea in as little as 14 days, so you can see how a serious infestation can easily occur.
Fleas feed on the blood of their host. Flea bites are uncomfortable and they can cause allergic reactions. Not only that, they can transmit parasites, viruses, and bacteria that cause serious illness.
How to get rid of fleas from your business premises
If you suspect that there’s a flea infestation on your premises, the first thing you should do is vacuum. Vacuum carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and even between floorboards where eggs and larvae could be hiding out.
It’s important to treat any animals on the premises too. Put their bedding on a hot wash to kills eggs and larvae.
What about DIY options, will they work?
You can get sprays to treat a flea problem, but often, an over the counter solution isn’t powerful enough to deal with a serious infestation. Plus, because fleas and their eggs are almost impossible to see with the naked eye, it can be hard to contain an infestation and eliminate it completely without professional help. You could spend time and money on DIY products that don’t solve the problem, and all the while, the infestation could be spreading to other areas of your property.
How we can help
Professional pest control is the only way you can protect your business and eliminate a flea infestation. Our highly-trained technicians will inspect your premises and recommend the most effective solution that meets your needs. We’ll also give you expert advice on how to prevent any further infestations.
Don’t put your business, customers, or reputation at risk, call in the experts.
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