How to control flea infestations in Stockport
How to control flea infestations in Stockport

Case Study: Flea Infestation

How to control flea infestations in Stockport. Recently, our pest control team was called out to a property in Heaton Moor, Stockport. After a full site survey, it was evident that cat fleas were active in the property. The customer had three cats that had all been treated for fleas, however, the infestation kept returning. Furthermore, the homeowner had tried many treatments himself but with no success.

Our technicians advised him to remove as many items from the floor as possible. In addition, all furniture had to be moved away from skirting boards. We explained that he, and his pets, would need to leave the property for at least three hours after the treatment. Finally, we advised the homeowner to wash all his bedding.

Subsequently, the team successfully applied the pest control treatment.

Advice on how to control flea infestations

Above all, prevention is always the best option. Check your pets for a flea infestation regularly. Vacuum your carpets regularly. If you already have an infestation, the first thing you need to do is identify the source of the problem. In most cases, a pet is responsible for the flea infestation. It is important to consult your vet to confirm the infestation and recommend appropriate treatment.

After cleaning it is important to empty the vacuum cleaner. Using a sealed bag, the vacuum cleaner contents must disposed of carefully. Clean your vacuum cleaner thoroughly. Replace the used filters. In order to clean the vacuum, it must be sprayed and disinfected thoroughly. Steam cleaning carpets can be effective in controlling larvae. Although you will need professional help to tackle larvae in hard to reach areas beneath skirting boards and underlay. 

In conclusion, recent and localised infections maybe treated with specialist products. These products are currently available from your vet or general purpose spray supplier. If you have a more extensive or persistent infestation call, the professionals will control flea infestations in your home. will treat your home with a professional residual insecticide.