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We know how to get rid of fleas …properly.

If your fur babies are busy scratching, who you going to call? Bug King, and it’s best you call us as soon as possible to treat your house. Ten adult fleas can grow to a population of 250,000 in just 30 days.

According to Stuff, ‘How to get rid of fleas’ made Google’s top 10 of  ‘How to…‘ searches by New Zealanders in 2019, right alongside ‘how to watch the Rugby World Cup’ and ‘how to watch Game of Thrones‘.

That’s a lot of people with flea problems. But, you can trust us to protect your family from itchy bites. Our treatments beat these blood-sucking parasites at all stages of their life-cycle: eggs, larvae, pupa or full-blown biters.

Don’t wait to deal with a flea problem. In colder weather, a flea pupa can remain dormant for 18 months. In summer, it’s party time. Fleas can hatch after 7-14 days and Auckland pest control companies get busy. The last thing you want is to wait a week for our flea fighters to arrive and make your home a flea-free environment.

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What you need to know about flea infestations

Fleas breed in carpet pile, soft furnishings and cracks and crevices where dust and moisture can gather. Other common flea breeding areas are pet bedding areas or areas outside where pets like to rest. Stray cats prowling around your home or living under the house is also a common source of flea infestations.

I haven’t seen any fleas, do I have fleas?

With most of the enquiries from customers about bites, a flea is never sighted. Usually you’ll notice the bites in bed and think it’s bed-bugs. In 99% of cases the problem insects are fleas. If any of these apply, the problem is more than likely fleas:

  • Multiple family members are getting bitten. 
  • The bites are on the feet, lower leg and/or around the waist.

I flea treat my pets regularly, why do I have fleas?

Pets regularly pick-up fleas. If we flea treat them regularly, we usually don’t notice them as they prefer to feed on the pet. If the pet is removed from the home or rests in a room it usually doesn’t have access to, the fleas will mature and then feed on any available food source. More than likely, that will be you and your family.

Quite often you’ll get fleas and immediately kick the cat/dog outside. This takes the preferred food source away and forces the fleas to bite you. A better option would be to immediately flea treat the pet but not restrict access to areas it usually frequents.

I don’t have pets, why do I have fleas?

The most common reasons for people who don’t have pets to pick-up fleas are stray animals hanging around the home, friends who visit with pets and the at-risk work environments. Hospitals and schools are common places to pick up fleas.

I’ve tried flea bombs but they don’t work. Why?

It all comes down to the flea life-cycle. Flea bombs will only kill the adult fleas and the larvae. This only makes up 40% of the flea population. The other 60% are unaffected by the flea bomb fumes and the killing power stops once the fumes disappear.

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I’ve just got back from holiday, walked in the house and tiny fleas have jumped all over my legs.

This is all to do with the flea life-cycle again. You’ve gone on holiday and planned for someone to care for your pet. This has removed the fleas preferred food source from the home. While you’re away the fleas move through their life-cycle and are starving when you finally return. When you walk in the door, they’ll sense your body heat and immediately hatch and leap on you to feed. Their tiny because they’re young fleas freshly hatched from pupae.

Not sure whether you have fleas or not? Give our Bug King team a call on 0800 546454 for advice on whether you need exterminator for fleas and the best way to get rid of your problem.

What we do

Our flea treatments are focused on covering off flea breeding areas and exterminating all stages of the flea lifecycle.

We apply a spray treatment directly to carpets and rugs, skirting boards and tongue and groove floors throughout your home. The technician will also identify other potential breeding areas (pet resting areas inside and out, sub-floor, etc) and treat these as well.

The treatment contains products to exterminate adult fleas and, more importantly, a growth regulator to kill eggs as they hatch.

Flea control is usually gained with 2 days, but you may notice the odd flea for up to 2 weeks as maturing fleas hatch from the pupae. These will die soon after coming into contact with the treatment.

Need an exterminator for fleas at your home or business? Give the team a call for advice or to make a booking. Phone Bug King on 0800 546454.

Preparation & Aftercare

The following preparation needs to be made for flea treatments:

  • IMPORTANT. Remove small items from the floor and underneath beds (do not store on top of the bed, we may need to treat these).
    The more floor space we cover, the better the treatment.
  • If you are getting bitten in bed, strip the bed and hot wash the sheets. 
  • OPTIONAL. Vacuum carpets thoroughly. This raises the pile and allows the treatment to penetrate better. If vacuuming, seal and discard the contents of the vacuum bag.
  • Cover fish tanks and turn the pump off.
  • Ensure pet food is covered or put away.
  • Vacate your home a minimum of 4 hours from the time the treatment is completed.

Aftercare:

  • On return, enter your home and open windows and doors and allow to air for 10mins.
  • If your carpet has thicker pile. We recommend wearing slippers for 24 hours. If the pile is thicker there can be some residual dampness deeper in the pile.
Safety

Our internal treatments use synthetic pyrethroids (which are based on natural pyrethrums). The products we use have been proven safe in sensitive situations over several decades. All treatments are professionally applied and are at a level that are very safe for humans and pets. All products are readily metabolized. If you do come into contact with the treatment it will just pass straight through you and not build up in your body over time.

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Pricing for flea control

Treatments start from $172.50 and we offer a six-month warranty for all our flea treatments, regardless of the season.

Clear treatments

We know how to get rid of fleas and our flea control is simple and easy to understand. You will get plain English explanations of what we recommend, how we will get rid of fleas for you and the results you can expect. We can tailor our treatments to get rid of fleas from your place in the most cost-effective, efficient way.

Considered, informed flea control

You will be informed. We will provide you with all the information you need for both before and after any flea treatments. 

What our customers can expect:

  • Highly effective flea treatment over a long period
  • We take the time to understand your needs and what treatment is appropriate
  • We’re prompt and efficient 
  • We carefully explain the precautions needed, especially around pets
  • We provide all the necessary information before starting any extermination work 
  • 24/7 service availability.

What influences our flea control prices in Auckland?

Several factors affect how much you can expect to be quoted, such as

  • The scale and size of the infestation
  • How many visits are required
  • The size and location of your home.

How to pay for our Auckland flea extermination services:

We accept cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard). We also offer Internet banking by prior arrangement. All invoices are subject to Bug King Ltd’s Terms of Trade.

Please read our cancellation policy carefully.

  • Cancellation of a booking on the day of appointment will incur a $100.00 + GST booking fee.
  • Cancellation of a booking made the day prior to appointment, but within 24 hours, will incur a $50.00 + GST booking fee.
  • No fees are charged for cancellations made with more than 24 hours’ notice.

Testimonials

It’s always good to take someone else’s word for it!  Read what our customers have said about us following a successful pest removal. We can also arrange for you to speak directly to someone who has used our services, as we appreciate that you need to be absolutely certain about how our pest control works before you ask us into your home.