Identifying fleas

A flea


  • are brown-black
  • can jump but cannot fly
  • frequently originate from cats and dogs or their bedding
  • like carpet and central heating

Bites from fleas are usually restricted to below the knees, bites more evenly distributed on the human body are more frequently caused by bedbugs.

Book pest control

Home treatments for fleas

An adult must be present throughout each visit. Treatments in your home typically involve:

  • two visits two weeks apart
  • a spray treatment for carpets and soft furnishings
  • an advice sheet with information about the insecticide used
  • measures to protect children and pets

Preparing your home for a flea treatment

To prepare your home before we arrive:

  • remove and get rid of all clutter
  • machine-wash all clothing and bedding at 60 degrees
  • vacuum carpets and soft furnishings
  • get pets de-fleaed and use a flea collar and/or flea tablets/drops
  • move furniture from edges of rooms

All treated areas should not be cleaned, polished, or vacuumed for 2 weeks after the treatment.