A guide into Flea Control and Prevention


Dealing with fleas in your home can be a genuine hassle. They can be a menace year-round, especially in homes with central heating. However, as the seasons change, we tend to see a surge in flea activity.

In the UK, the most common flea species infesting homes affects cats as well as dogs. These pests can reproduce at an alarming rate, rapidly turning a small infestation into a major problem.

Understanding the flea life cycle is crucial to effective flea control. From egg to adult, the entire life cycle takes approximately two weeks. Our treatment focuses on targeting adult fleas. During the treatment period, it’s essential not to vacuum or wash your floors for two weeks because the product needs time to work.

The Hazards of Fleas

While fleas might appear as minor nuisances, they pose significant health risks to both humans and pets. Here are some of the dangers associated with flea infestations:

  • Itching and Discomfort: Flea bites can lead to intense itching and discomfort, resulting in skin irritation and potential secondary infections.


  • Allergic Reactions: Some people and pets in the UK may be allergic to flea saliva, potentially causing severe allergic reactions.


How to prevent infestation of fleas?

Prevention is the most effective strategy to keep fleas out of your home. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of a flea infestation:

  • Routine Pet Care: Make sure your pets are on a year-round flea control program as recommended by your vet. You need to make sure you get the most up to date, prescribed flea treatment. 


  • Maintain a Clean Environment: Regularly vacuum your home, with special attention to pet bedding and areas where your pets spend time.


  • Grooming: Regularly groom your pets and check them for fleas or flea dirt (small, black speck-like droppings).


How to deal with fleas if you have them?

If you’re facing a flea infestation in your home, it’s vital to take prompt and effective action. Here’s what to do:

  • Consult a Professional: Get in touch with your trusted pest control experts at 5 Star Pest Control for a thorough inspection and a personalised treatment plan. We carry out professional spray treatments to eradicate fleas from your home.


  • Prevent Future Infestations: Our experts will offer guidance on how to prevent future flea problems in your UK home.


Our treatment is highly effective, the insecticide works on adult fleas and as the eggs and larvae emerge into adulthood and come in contact with the treated surfaces, then they quickly perish. 

Don’t let fleas disrupt your life – contact us today for expert flea control services on the Isle of Wight.