Fleas - PEST UK

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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Fleas

Frequently asked questions about fleas:

If you have fleas in the house you will need to treat pets, vacuum thoroughly and then get an insecticide treatment.

Fleas on humans may bite people but they won’t live on you. Fleas will seek out your dog or cat as their preferred host.

Signs of a flea infestation include:

  1. Seeing fleas hopping on your carpet or furniture
  2. Seeing multiple dot-like insects in your pet’s fur
  3. Seeing your pets scratch, lick, or bite their fur excessively

Flea bites look like small, red bumps usually in clusters of three or four.

Fleas will go away on their own if their food source has been cut off but only after a year as they can lay dormant for several months.

An insecticide spray will kill fleas instantly.

Vacuuming can kill fleas but is unlikely to get rid of an entire infestation.

Fleas do not hate any smells.

Fleas can live in beds but prefer carpets.

Fleas do not live in people’s hair.

Fleas will live in your house as long as they have a food source.

Most adult fleas are visible to the human eye.