Welcome to Manchester Flea Control
Manchester flea control, flea extermination, flea prevention and flea removal pest control
Do you have a problem with fleas in your Manchester home or business?
If you’re looking for a flea removal service in Manchester to address a problem with flea infestation, or you want to stop fleas from entering your home or business, we can help.
Manchester Flea Control is the leading Manchester provider in the assessment, treatment and prevention of fleas in both homes and businesses.
We can visit your premises and advise you on the best way of dealing with fleas, including professional removal of fleas’ nests. Our flea removal and prevention services cover all areas of Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire area.
We offer a 24/7, 365 days a year Flea Pest Control Service in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
Below is some helpful information on the most common types of Fleas that you may be having problems with.
Fleas (Various Species)
Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis)
Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis)
Human Flea (Pulex irritans)
Bird Flea (Ceratophyllus gallinae)
Description of Appearance
- Length: Around 2mm.
- Fleas have compressed, flattened bodies with overlapping toughened plates and long, well-developed hind legs for jumping.
- Fleas' mouthparts adapted to piercing and sucking
- Fleas have small eyes and they are covered with backward-directed bristles and spines.
- Fleas range greyish through to dark mahogany in colour.
Lifecycle (Based on Human Flea)
- Flea eggs are 0.5mm long and pearly-coloured. They are laid in carpets, between floorboards, on fur, bedding and on clothing. They hatch in 2–3 days.
- Flea larvae are whitish and up to 5mm long. They thrive best in dark humid places. such as underneath furniture. After 2–3 moults these are fully grown in 3–4 weeks.
- Flea pupae: cocoons incorporating debris to feed from are spun by the larva. The development time is dependent on the temperature. Their emergence is in response to vibration.
- Once emerged from the flimsy cocoon, adult fleas rapidly find a host for their first blood meal.
Habits & Behaviour
Adults can survive several weeks without a blood meal
The flea larvae thrive in dark, humid places such as animal bedding and carpet fluff, and feed on organic debris and adult flea excrement.
Adults fleas feed on the blood of the species to which they are adapted but will feed on other animals in the absence of the normal host.
Living on our pets and irritating humans a source of blood is valuable part of the flea's diet.
Adults fleas can survive several weeks without a blood meal.
- Wall-to-wall carpeting provides a relatively undisturbed environment for flea larvae to develop, whilst central heating has served to ensure the ideal temperature conditions.
- Irritation and allergic reactions can be caused by flea bites. Scientists believe that fleas were the cause of the bubonic plague (the ‘black death’) being transferred to humans back in 1665.
- Fleas can be vectors of disease or may transmit parasitic worms. These can sometimes be transmitted to humans.