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How to Control Fleas

Flea infestations

Fleas are a big problem for animals and humans. We have written a guide on how to control fleas and prevent fleas from invading your life or your pet’s life.

What Are the Signs of a Flea Infestation?

Fleas manifest on us as humans or on the pet in always the same way. Continuous bites that are clustered are normal signs on humans and pets that are biting or scratching around the mouth, tummy, and neck areas. These are common signs of flea infestation.

Flea infestations that are very heavy leave traces for us to identify. If you open the dog or cat fur you should see black sand like debris, the debris is in fact feces. In severe cases, if the animal has white fur, it is possible to see red, brown areas where the fleas have sucked blood.

If you look closely, you can see the fleas running between the hair. They should be visible in the pet’s bedding, carpets or in the kennel. 

If you suspect that you have fleas, it is imperative that you act as fast as possible. A flea infestation can rapidly expand, and it can become a noticeably big problem in a short amount of time.

How Can a Flea infestation be controlled

The first step is to get your pet to the vet. The vet has a host of products suited to your pet’s size and depending on your level of infestation treatment actions may vary. The longer you wait the more the chance of serious illness. Wash the pet beds and if the infestation is throughout the house, wash all bedding and vacuum the carpets daily.

Pest Managers recommend a thorough pesticide spray treatment for the entire inside and outside of the house. All carpets and skirtings must be sprayed. All sandy areas, areas with cracks and pet shelters must be thoroughly sprayed. Depending on the level of infestation a follow-up might be required.

How Can I Stop Fleas from Entering My Home or Business?

Prevention is much easier than treatment. If your office has carpets a monthly treatment would be a wise cause of action. Large offices are prone to flea infestations because they have huge carpets and many people coming from many locations bringing in fleas on random occasions. If you have a home with pets that socialize on a regular basis, it is wise to get treatment every 6 months.

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Rico HattinghRico Hattingh
06:19 20 Sep 22
We had endless problems of Ants for years and have tried every single product and service possible, but to no avail, until we were referred to Phillip from Pest Managers who only did one treatment. They spent a few hours around the house and literally now a year later, I have not seen 1 ant. This is really the Best choice that I've made ever.
Ryan DunneRyan Dunne
09:24 14 Sep 22
I contacted Pest Managers to get rid of a Yellow Jacket Wasp infestation. The team was very professional, as well as knowledgeable.I would certainly make use of their services again, and can highly recommend them.
Kelly LaubscherKelly Laubscher
06:54 13 Sep 22
Pest Managers did an excellent job taking care of our Ant pest control problem. Their efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness were top notch. The granule bait they used was taken immediately by the ants and three months later, they haven't returned! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and I felt like I got professional pest control service. Clicked on Pest Managers when searching for Pest Control Cape Town, contacted them and received the friendliest service agent. Within 24 hours of making the booking, the guys were at our site for an inspection and treatment! It was a pleasure to work with such a well-organized company. Excellent service at an affordable price! I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided.
Mark CohenMark Cohen
15:32 24 Aug 22
Bird-proofing - wires and spikes. Very professional and friendly service from start to finish - recommend them highly!!
Laurie BrunsLaurie Bruns
09:39 28 Jan 22
Very professional, friendly service. Took care of many many wasp nests around the house quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend!
Louette NelLouette Nel
15:10 27 Jan 22
Pest Managers assisted me to sort out birds nesting in my ceiling. Since the first time I contacted them, they were very professional, prompt and frequently communicated timelines and expected contact days. Both teams that came (for the quote and actual service) were friendly, on time and very professional. Hopefully I would not need their services again soon, but I'll gladly recommend them.
Winnie BurgerWinnie Burger
11:42 09 Nov 21
Brilliant service for hard to reach bird nest in a triple volume room. Supplied scaffolding and took utmost care not to damage bespoke light fittings and cabinetry. Cleaned up afterwards - left room spic-and-span. Most professional (and friendly) service from start to finish.
Yaw OppongYaw Oppong
13:32 30 Mar 21
I had birds in my roof, i got a few quotes, not only were they the cheapest, there was such great service received from Adrian during the call out. They came and did the job today and a great experience once again. Here's to hoping the tenants in my roof find a more suitable place to call home 🙂