Pest & Property Solutions Ltd

35 Llanrumney Avenue

Llanrumney

Cardiff

CF3 4BQ


OFFICE: 02922 404605

ONSITE: 07825 722312

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Pest & Property Solutions Ltd 2024 all rights reserved. Incorporated in England and Wales. Company Registration No 13412263  VAT 463 3281 95

Registered Office Address: 35 Llanrumney Avenue, Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 4BQ. GDPR Compliancy Statement

Our Services

- Drone Surveys

- Roof & Gutter Cleaning

- Intelligent Bird Scaring

- Rodent Control

- Rodent Proofing

- Wasp Nest Removal


OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Qualified & professional pest control technicians covering Cardiff and surrounding areas.


24 HOUR CALL OUT

We are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week if needed.

Out of Hours premiums apply.


- Insect Control

- Flea & Bedbug Control

- Bird Proofing

- Wildlife Control

- Guano Cleaning

- Disinfectant Cleaning


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Fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects known for their remarkable jumping abilities. These parasitic creatures belong to the order Siphonaptera, with over 2,500 species identified. Despite their minuscule size, fleas have had a significant impact on both human and animal health throughout history. The life cycle of a flea consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Fleas typically feed on the blood of their hosts, which can range from mammals to birds. Their specialized mouthparts are adapted for piercing the skin and siphoning blood. This feeding behaviour can lead to discomfort, itching, and in some cases, the transmission of diseases.

Historically, fleas played a notorious role in the transmission of the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, during the Middle Ages. The bacterium Yersinia pestis, responsible for the plague, was transmitted to humans through flea bites, causing devastating pandemics. While modern hygiene practices have reduced the prevalence of such outbreaks, fleas still pose health risks. Pets, especially dogs and cats, are common hosts for fleas. Flea infestations in pets can lead to skin irritation, allergic reactions, and the spread of tapeworms. Pet owners often engage in preventative measures, such as flea collars and topical treatments, to protect their animals from these pesky parasites.

Controlling flea populations requires a comprehensive approach, including treating pets, treating living environments, and sometimes using insecticides. Additionally, advancements in veterinary medicine have led to the development of more effective and safer flea control products.

Despite the negative impact of fleas on health, their unique biological features, such as the incredible jumping ability facilitated by their hind legs, have fascinated scientists and researchers. Understanding the physiology and behaviour of fleas contributes to advancements in pest control and can offer insights into developing novel solutions.

In conclusion, fleas, though small in size, have left a significant mark on human and animal history. From their role in disease transmission to their impact on pet health, these parasitic insects have spurred scientific inquiry and the development of measures to mitigate their effects. As we continue to coexist with fleas, ongoing research and innovations aim to strike a balance between managing their impact and preserving the health and well-being of both humans and animals.

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