Fees and charges

Latest fees and charges can be viewed using the following link: Pest Control Charges.

General Information

  • Cat fleas attack lower legs especially ankles.
  • Bites further up the body would indicate human fleas.
  • Reports of flea infestations in offices may sometimes be due to static changes, carpet or paper fibres.

Pre-Treatment Advice

  • Hoover thoroughly throughout.
  • Clear as much floor space as possible.
  • Remove all food items, crockery, children's toys etc.
  • Vacate property 2-3 hours after treatment.
  • Strip all bedding, put it in black bag by washing machine, and wash all bedding.
  • Pest operative will spray mattress.


  • Floor area sprayed.
  • Soft furnishings sprayed.
  • Spray will settle but is not harmful.

Post Treatment

  • Do not hoover for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Can take up to 2 weeks to work.
  • Will re-visit after 2 weeks free of charge if treatment has not worked.
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