It isn’t. We’ll agree that it is hard, and it takes a lot of work, but you can end your flea problem once and for all by adjusting to the life cycle and striking from multiple angles.
One little flea can quickly become one big problem. In fact, in only 21 days one flea can become 1,000. Just take a look at the life cycle above.
If you see fleas on your pet, there will certainly be flea eggs, larvae and pupae in your home too.
Only 5% of a flea problem is on your pet, and 95%is in the home as eggs, larvae and pupae.
Flea control MUST start with your pet(s), because they are the blood source for the flea – without it, the fleas can’t live. The best flea protection available on the market comes in the form of veterinary recommended topical flea products. We have products that kill adult fleas on your pet and prevent the development of eggs, larvae and pupae in your home; they are easy to apply and affordable.
After treating EVERY pet in your household, it’s time to move on to the house itself. This is often the toughest part.
Again, the best and most effective protection available on the market comes in the form of veterinary recommended environmental sprays. We have a product that is long lasting and has a triple action formula to break the flea cycle and will protect your home for up to 12 months – it even has a pleasant floral fragrance!
It is vitally important to use environmental sprays according to the manufactures guidelines – and follow this link ‘five steps to success guide’.
Ensure to wash your pets bedding above 60 degrees to remove any eggs, larvae and pupae. Regularly vacuum your home for the same reason and ensure vacuum bags are emptied immediately – flea eggs can hatch in your vacuum cleaner, starting the life cycle all over again.
By allowing your treated pet into all the infested areas of your home ensures that any new fleas that hatch out will jump onto your pet and be killed off that way, before they have the chance to feed and lay new eggs.
It is worth mentioning at this stage that as with many things – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
Pet Care have been looking after our Cocker puppy, Joe, since we got him six weeks ago and everyone has been a delight to work with. Joe came from a pretty awful breeder, just in it for the money, but the team at Pet Care have him bouncing around chasing anything that moves in the garden. A lovely team. :)
PetCare have looked after our animals since we moved to the area in 1996 and, in every case, have gone the extra mile to make sure our pets are as cared for as well as we would look after them ourselves. Several of our dogs get excited about going there!
3 years ago the whole team were wonderfully sympathetic and caring when we had our gorgeous dog Murphy put to sleep. Everything was handled beautifully. We still feel huge gratitude.
Great staff and very helpful. I've been taking my working dogs there for six years and they are brilliant with them.
Managed to get my pet looked at same day excellent vets.
Kind caring and personal service.
Very caring and friendly.
We have been visiting this vet for the last ten years and never received anything but kindness and attention. Our elderly Brittany contracted an eye infection and despite all our panic Nick Smith and his excellent team saw us through some of the worst days of pet ownership. Purdey is now much better and although she has lost the sight in her right eye she is as mischievous as ever.
Superb vets, excellent staff.
GOOD WITH RABBITS! Thank you for taking such good, kind care of my beautiful bunny. For anyone looking for an understanding, gentle and competent rabbit vet I have had consistently good experiences here and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.