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Can Fumigation Effectively Get Rid Of Fleas?

Fleas are tenacious pests that are extremely difficult to get rid of. The reason why is partly because of their small size. These diminutive insects means they can easily hide away in all kinds of nooks and crannies. This means that methods like vacuuming alone rarely work. Instead, when pest controllers want to get rid of fleas in London, they use tried and tested techniques like fumigation.

We get rid of fleas from your whole home

What you first have to understand about fumigation, is that this method treats your entire house all at once. This is the best policy and is needed to get rid of fleas completely. These pests are not only extremely small, they can also leap great distances. Simply spraying insecticide will not affect them adequately. Also understand that only treating your pets for fleas will not work to rid you of these insects. The problem goes beyond your pets and affects the entire environment.

dog needs flea control

When fumigating a house, we close off the affected parts of the building. This can be as simple as closing doors, or blocking off entire areas. Insecticidal gas is then pumped into the area. The idea is that the gas kills the fleas while not giving them a chance to escape. Fleas live in carpet and hide away inside furniture and soft furnishings. As you can imagine, the method is highly effective, and generally kills all fleas in the area.

What to expect when you have fumigation treatment

Fumigation takes a great deal of preparation. You will need to do things like move furniture and pack away household items (especially food). You’ll also have to vacate the house for a period of time. Our technicians know exactly how to protect you and your family from the impact of the treatment. People can have fleas without owning pets, but if you do have domestic animals, these will also require temporary removal from the premises, including caged animals  and fish.

a little flea bites on a human

Fumigation as a method of tackling fleas is fairly straightforward and also far more effective than the usual over the counter DIY methods. Basically, fumigation smoke can get into every inch of the area to the point where the fleas can no longer survive. There are many advantages to using this method. One of the biggest benefits is that this it kills 100% of fleas in the environment.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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