Call Us


Flea Control In Ireland

All fleas live as parasites on warm blooded animals, including humans, and although the different species prefer their own host, the dog and cat flea can be found on and feeds from humans and other animals. If you suspect that you may have an infestation of fleas, either by suffering skin irritations, or spots on the skin of unknown origins, or indeed by seeing them, you should first check any bedding used by your pets and the cat or dog itself for any signs. Cat fleas account for the most common and largest infestations in the UKand Ireland.

flea pest control Newry

Adults pierce skin of mammals to feed on blood

Cat fleas - red/brown in colour, 2-3 mm long

Larvae feed on organic matter in carpets, bedding & furnishings

Flea cocoons can remain dormant for 2 years

Information about the Flea pest

Problems with fleas tend to be at their greatest during September when the flea population tends to be at its peak, and can cause the most problems in areas of population of high density. The females lay their eggs in the nest or bedding of the infested animals or in dust and crevices in buildings. The eggs then develop into bristly, legless larvae which pupate and turn into adults within approximately 7 weeks. Flea Eggs are small oval shaped and pearl white. Larvae thrive in dark humid places. The pupa can remain through the winter, and emerge when triggered by the movement of a suitable host. Their life cycle is generally 4 weeks but can be longer in cold weather.

Adult Fleas are about 2-7mm long and brownish in colour. Their bodies are compressed which allows them to move efficiently through hairs, and their relatively large hind limbs allow them to have excellent jumping qualities.

Beat A Pest: Flea Control Treatment

To achieve effective control it is necessary to carry out 3 visits to obtain complete control of the infestation. The first visit will include a full site survey so that our technicians can determine the extent of  the infestation and possible reasons as to why an infestation has occurred. Residual treatments,  hormonal gels and monitoring traps are implemented followed by proofing to insure there is no  further infestation on the property.

Contact beat a pest