flea removalFlea Control London

We will identify fleas, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

flea removal Flea Control London

We will identify fleas, determine the most cost-effective way to get them out of your home and then undertake a solution to keep them from returning. Eviction is guaranteed.

Signs of Fleas

Identify signs of fleas:

  1. Human fleas are not so common in the United Kingdom anymore so if you spot any, then it’s more than likely a cat or dog flea.
  2. Is your pet constantly scratching, chewing or biting their fur? These actions are good indication of a flea infestation.
  3. Seeing tiny crawling insects on your pet’s coat is a sure indicator of fleas. Use a flea comb and take a closer look as their dirt will also be amongst the fur.
  4. It’s possible your pet may have bald patches, hairloss, scabs, pale gums, and irritated reddened skin.
  5. Flea dirt or faeces may be present and their appearance is similar to black pepper (tiny black dots/speckles).
  6. If you spot tapeworm coming out your pet’s rectum (small rice looking grains) it could be a tell tale sign of fleas.
  7. Spotting fleas in your home hopping or crawling. Their appearance are a reddish/brown colour and they are very small in size (only 2.5mm long).
  8. Fleas have been known to jump up to 13 inches and it’s possible that you could see them hop from place to place.
  9. Noticing bites on humans is another indicator as fleas can sometimes bite us by mistake, and then quickly realize they’ve bit the wrong host. Human blood is not their preference!
  10. Symptoms of flea bites on humans can include: itching, hives and a rash. The rash appears like small clusters that are bumpy to touch, with swelling surrounding the bite.

How Would You Get Rid of Fleas in my Property?

How to Get Rid of Fleas

  1. Start by vacuuming first: you need to pay great attention to your carpets or flooring area.
  2. If you have floorboards, don’t forget to hoover all the cracks and crevices.
  3. Vacuum all upholstery and furniture thoroughly as this can get rid of both larvae and eggs, as well as removing any adults present.
  4. Cleaning your home regularly can definitely help as removing food sources is an important step in the fight against fleas. The larvae thrive on food particles and organic substances.
  5. If an item is washable, then proceed to wash at the highest possible temperatures. Ensure you always read labels to avoid damaging items.
  6. Using a clothes dryer can also help kill fleas and their eggs on your clothes. Use with caution as delicate items can be damaged due to high heat.
  7. Deep freezing items in a plastic bag  is another way to kill fleas and their eggs (3 days is recommended).
  8. Using a steam cleaner is an effective way of controlling fleas but it wont solve an infestation completely. Despite this, it will certainly help in aiding.
  9. Removing fleas from your pets is a crucial element to success. Use specialist shampoo when cleaning pets and always follow the instructions.
  10. Regular visits to the vet for flea treatment is recommended but if this is not practical, then ask your local vet for advice on best home remedy/ over the counter solutions.
  11. You must treat your home, garden and pet at the same time.
  12. Clean your pet’s bedding by washing and drying at highest possible temperatures. Vacuum in and around the area regularly as fleas tend to harbour near your pet’s favourite resting spots.
  13. If you don’t have pets but still have fleas, it is possible that you’ve picked up an infestation from animals entering your garden.
  14. Professional insecticides are very effective, although this should be used as a last option.
  15. Get your pet wormed frequently.
  16. Clear clutter and clean/vacuum as much as possible.

How Much Will A Flea Treatment Cost Me?

Inspection Only

(NO TREATMENT)

Three Part Visit + 3 Month  Guarantee

(RECOMMENDED)

If you opt for the recommended three part visit, we offer flexible payment options allowing you to pay in 3 x installments after each visit to help you spread the cost. A minimum of 3 treatments is required for fleas.

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Flea Infestation

1. Once fleas are established in your home, it can be challenging to break their cycle.

2. Catching a flea infestation early will improve your chances of success.

3. Acting fast once you’ve identified a problem is important; if left untreated it’s possible to turn into a full-scale infestation, making it more difficult to exterminate.

4. If you have pets, your local vet often knows the best home flea solutions available. There’s also some homemade DIY options that can help reduce numbers and aid in the battle against fleas.

5. If fleas keep returning despite your best efforts, then its time to call a professional pest control company.

6. A professional flea exterminator has extensive knowledge on dealing with flea infestations and they also have access to industrial strength chemicals which are strictly for professional use. Some over the counter insecticides just aren’t strong enough to eradicate the problem.

7. We have various methods available to tackle the problem such as heat treatment, fumigation, steam, and deep freeze (Items).

How to Prevent Fleas

1. Vacuuming regularly, at least once daily. Dispose of contents immediately in sealed plastic bags.

2. Pet’s bedding should be washed every 7 days, make sure the temperature is over 50°C.

3. Checking pets regularly, ideally every time they go outside. Use a flea comb and look thoroughly.

4. Get your pets treated by a professional at the vet for fleas regularly (ideally monthly) but if you cannot afford the flea treatment, try to source the best home flea remedy available.

5. Consider trimming your pet’s hair shorter if possible as fleas prefer longer hair.

6. Flea larvae will feed on organic substances, so try to remove any possible food sources.

7. If you move into a new property, you need to inspect every room and make sure there are no signs of fleas or egg larvae. Flea dirt may also be present.

8. Using a long-lasting household flea spray can slow them down. Some of these sprays can be toxic to animals so be very careful and always read labels.

9. Approximately 95% of fleas will live in your home and the other 5% percent on your pet, but pets are the transporters. It’s vital to keep your pet flea-free in order to stop them bringing them into your home.

10. Keeping your garden maintained is also a good prevention tip as fleas will have fewer places to hide on a well-mowed lawn for instance. Keep shrubs well-trimmed and as short as possible.

11. Don’t invite any unnecessary animals, birds or rodents into your garden as these can all carry fleas.

12. Keep trees and high shrubs away from your property. This can stop any wildlife entering your loft/attic space.

Our Happy Customers

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Lydia BLydia B
21:45 03 Jun 24
I would absolutely recommend Pestcure. James sorted out a mouse problem in my house very quickly and efficiently. He really knows his stuff and was super professional, friendly, and went above and beyond to help us. Huge thank you to all the team at Pestcure.
Lottie LauderLottie Lauder
20:57 08 May 24
James has been amazing, he’s helped us with multiple pest problems over the last two years!! Wherever we move to he comes with us! Always fixes the problem and is super responsive and helpful! Couldn’t recommend them enough! Super reliable/ trustworthy and honest with their advice!
Nikkita RaghwaniNikkita Raghwani
09:11 19 Mar 24
We are so grateful to James and Sam for working with us over 5 months to help us deal with a sudden rodent problem in our loft. James has been incredible, reliable and professional and I would highly recommend Pestcure’s services. Thank you James.
Kerry KerrKerry Kerr
11:39 01 Mar 24
We had an amazing experience with Pestcure. James was an absolute pleasure and after one visit we didnt have anymore mouse sightings despite having substantial infestation. Really grateful for a very well priced, easy process from Pestcure, would definitely use again. Hopefully we wont have to!!
Laura PearsonLaura Pearson
16:46 29 Feb 24
James was knowledgeable and efficient. On the first visit he checked my garden for rats. Realising they weren’t living in my garden, he was happy to check the neighbour’s garden as well. He located the problem and advised on next steps. Can definitely recommend them.
DuncanDuncan
20:01 07 Nov 23
I have a tenanted property and am not local to it. James was diligent, professional and considerate with both the tenant of the property and I; giving us advice on how to deal with the rodent issue we had. I would highly recommend James and Pestcue to solve the problem First rate, honest and keeps to his word.
Tristan CollinTristan Collin
10:49 01 Nov 23
Been hearing scuttling for about a week until two nights ago when it sounded like someone was breaking into our kitchen. We went in to find a huge rat running around the surfaces. The next day we called James from pest cure and he was here within a few hours. During the visit he located the hole the rat was coming through & even saw the rat. By the time he left the kitchen was put back perfectly with two heavy duty traps hidden by the hole (non of those Amazon pieces of plastic). Although he said it could take a week, that night we heard a thwack and saw a dead rat in the morning. Called up James and he said he’d be here the same day to pick up the rat and fill the hole.For something that can make you feel so disgusting in a house, James sorted us perfectly and I highly recommend Pestcure. 10/10.
Cass DevCass Dev
18:30 27 Oct 23
James is a very professional and knowledgeable pest controller. We are currently using his services for a bed bug related issue and he had been brilliant throughout the process, always able to fit in an appointment at convenient times. Would highly recommend him.
Joseph MarkidesJoseph Markides
08:37 25 Oct 23
Unfortunately my issue with Mice in my flat was not resolved. James told me I had a “mild infestation” which I assumed would have been easy for a professional to deal with.Unfortunately, a bit more than a month after James’s initial visit, we still see mice in the flat.James was professional and explained that that there are holes in my walls which are large and difficult to reach which I understand and appreciate. Additionally, James was very responsive and came out to the flat a number of times to investigate the situation which is highly appreciated.However, I hired Pestcure to help me sort out an issue, paid their fee, but after a number of visits the issue continues to persist.Response to reply: I don’t understand why this is so disappointing to you. Imagine my disappointment then when I still see rodents in my flat after I paid your fee. I did mention that I appreciate the fact that you came out multiple times and I did mention that James tried his best. Also the claim that I did not close the holes is ridiculous and undermines your response. This is because I could not close the holes while James had traps and other rodenticides down there. I had to wait until James’s last visit before I took action with another professional.
Timothy PrattTimothy Pratt
12:27 21 Oct 23
Had bedbugs. Appointment was arranged quickly with Pestcure and James came for 3 treatments to get rid of our itchy friends.Was always easy to arrange the next step and James was always flexible and also let me know exactly when he was likely to arrive. James was always extremely pleasant and informative.Most importantly, the difference has been great and it’s been a fortnight (before the 3rd treatment) since we last saw a bedbug.
JADE BEAVENJADE BEAVEN
13:56 08 Oct 23
I can honestly say that pestcure is one of the best companies I have dealt with. My horses stable was plagued with rats and I was at my wits end! James knows his stuff 100% and I am so grateful that my horses food is no longer being eaten by rodents. Thank you so much Pestcure!
John CastleJohn Castle
20:49 07 Oct 23
Iv used pest control people before and haven’t experienced such attentive and great, knowledgeable service. They were just great, dealt with our issue in our offices very quickly and at a good price! Would recommend to all. ThankYou guys
r homawalar homawala
19:53 06 Jan 23
James was very helpful and proactive in helping us with our problem. He explained the procedure and was happy to come back if we had any new problems.
Zoe CopleyZoe Copley
14:05 28 Dec 22
I would highly recommend Pest Cure. James provided excellent service and advice. He was very pragmatic and reassuring. The costs to deal with a mouse issue were very reasonable. The follow up was excellent and he went above and beyond to prevent further incursions by sealing up holes and grates. Overall, excellent, pleasant and professional service.
Grace ThirkellGrace Thirkell
07:49 01 Nov 22
Highly recommend this company. James was so helpful and invested so much time with us to sort our problem. James’s was always on the other end of the phone to provide support and information and really cares about his clients to get the problem solved. Just want to say thank you to James as he helped me through a very challenging time!
Alex HathiramaniAlex Hathiramani
07:49 26 Oct 22
Fantastic experience, James is v knowledgeable and has all the lot needed to remove any issues. Thinks about the client and is reasonably priced unlike other big big competitors who I feel don't have the same skill set. Would definitely re use although I'm hoping I won't need to!So my original review above was last year's issue, this year I had a larger rodent problem, called out James and yet again he's resolved the issue.Issues arose due to rodents living under an outbuilding. James' initial reaction was that it was a drainage issue. He was so thorough, put 2 x cameras down below the outbuilding, removed the decking himself and refused to leave the issue until it was resolved. He came out for 5 visits and after activity seen on camera for over 5 weeks, I've now been 11 days without an issue. This chap is the best in the business full stop, he's fitted drain valves (to stop the rat issue) and persistent rodent bait to eliminate the issue. If the issue comes back I know who to call, but I am at ease now because he has solved the source of the problem and has guided me on how to prevent it in the future. Absolutely brilliant experience and 5 stars really doesn't do his service justice.
Jatin PunjabiJatin Punjabi
22:01 09 Oct 22
James is an extremely professional and kind individual who explains what the problem is and gives his honest opinion. He follows up with good solutions and walks you through the how, what and why. Furthermore, he's helpful throughout the process and is happy to take any further questions or concerns. We used his services for rodent issues and the situation has been improving. Obviously some of it is down to construction issues, but he's more than willing to make you understand the underlying reasons as well. Would highly recommend his service.
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Pest Proof Your Home

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Even if you don’t have a pet, If an animal such as a rodent/cat gained access to your property, it’s possible they could have fleas. Some will then hop off into the environment laying eggs and now you have a flea problem.

Do not let wild feral cats/dogs into your home as they are more than likely riddled with fleas.

When planting, you should keep plants well spaced with plenty of room for air movement and keep them away from your property. Sunlight and air movement kill flea larvae.

When you hoover/vacuum pay great attention to the areas which receive less traffic as fleas tend to prefer quieter spots. According to a recent study published, just vacuuming alone can remove 30% of larvae and 60% of flea eggs.

Keeping your home generally clean can help with preventing a flea infestation. The larvae feed on various organic substances such as food particles, feathers, dead skin and dead insects.

The adult flea is a parasite and feeds on warm-blooded vertebrates including; humans, rats, mice, foxes, rabbits, cats, dogs, squirrels, ferrets and birds.

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