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Can You Use Heat Treatment For Fleas?

Is heat treatment for fleas possible? Not many people know this, but heat is often used to get rid of insects these days. These treatments are most commonly used to destroy bed bugs, which are particularly susceptible to heat. However, many other insects can be treated this way.

But can heat treatment be used for fleas? The answer is yes. Just the same as with bed bugs,  

Heat destroys insects like fleas along with their eggs. That being said, there are few things you should know about heat treatment for fleas.

Fleas need to be treated quickly

If you have fleas, it’s important that you get rid of them as soon as possible. These insects can create a lot of problems. The most obvious problem is that they lead to discomfort to your family and your pets. Fleas are most often brought in by pets, however it is possible to get fleas in your house without pets.

cat scratching fleas

Fleas bites are extremely itchy and irritating, and make your life hell. Another big issue is that they carry diseases. Fleas can spread illnesses and trigger allergic reactions in some people.  They can also cause tapeworm in pet animals.

Use a professional exterminator

Heat treatment for fleas requires a professional. They have specialist equipment that guarantee to get the job done thoroughly and completely. Fleas are not a problem you can easily or successfully handle yourself if you have an infestation.

If you think you have fleas, watch out for the most common signs. These include bites on your arms or legs. Pets scratching, and visible sightings of fleas jumping in your carpets.

You may need whole house treatment

Fleas breed fast, and lay a lot of eggs in one go. As a result, an infestation will quickly spread throughout your entire house. This is why people often need whole house heat treatment for a full blown infestation.

a little flea bites on a human

Just like with bed bugs, an exterminator will sometimes recommend carrying out an extensive treatment. This is important, as heat will penetrate every nook and cranny where fleas could be hiding or where there are eggs. Bear in mind that knowing the difference between bed bugs and fleas may be helpful.

Heat treatment for fleas instead of insecticides

Heat treatment for fleas has many benefits. The most important advantage is that it actually gets rid of 100% of the fleas including their eggs and larvae. Insecticides only kill the insects, meaning that the eggs will remain. When these hatch, the problem will resurface. Many insects are resistant to pesticides now in any case.

Because heat treatment allows you to combat a flea infestation without using insecticides, you are helping the environment. What’s more, using heat is less harmful to your health. If you have a flea infestation you want eradicated fast and fully, give Diamond a call on 020 8889 1036 today.


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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