How do you know if you have Fleas?
Trust me you will know when you have an infestation of fleas, but prior to the real invasion you will find you have indicators. You will start to have just the odd unidentified bite which you will probably attribute to another biting insect, don’t, it may be the beginning of the flea home invasion and they attack in huge numbers. A flea egg can develop into an adult flea within two weeks if conditions are right, this is your first opportunity to begin taking action.
1. Check out if your pet is it scratching and not being able to settle, look for signs of fleas.
2. When grooming black flecks of dirt or very small granules may be caught up in the fur. You can test to see if this is an indicator or fleas by placing some of these granules on a piece of absorbent kitchen paper and add water, if the granules dissolve and the paper shows a goes a browny red stain then you will know that this is flea faeces/ poo. ( after your first infestation you will be able to recognise this straight away)
3. Begin flea treatment immediately
4. The excrement which is left caught up in your pets’ hair should be removed and your pet regularly groomed to remove both fleas and developing larvae and faeces.
5. Check pet bedding and flea hot spots around the home, wash bedding and locally treat the surrounding area with your choice of flea treatment.