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Flea Control

One of the few drawbacks of owning a family pet is the presence of fleas. When your pets are outside of your home, where they go and who they play with can be the difference between a flea-free house and a flea-infested home…

Check your pet for fleas if you notice them scratching more than normal!

Pesky fleas are very small and often hard to spot, but they are very irritating. With 90 different species living among us in Australia, most of us have likely had a flea bite at some point in our lives!


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How We Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas may be microscopic, but you and we don’t want them in our homes. Although getting rid of fleas isn’t an emergency, we understand your want to be flea-free, so contact us right away to schedule a consultation!

First, we do a thorough inspection of your property to identify potential issues. Fleas are most commonly found in fiber areas such as beds, furniture, carpets, bedding, and clothing. A surface spray is used to treat certain frequent flea habitats.

We do not advocate treating tiled or concreted areas because fleas do not live on hard, flat surfaces, so they are not in need of treatment. Schedule a consultation today, and we’ll work hard to get rid of any fleas in your home.

Why Is Flea Removal Important?

  • Adult fleas are bloodsuckers who prefer to live and feed on pets or people.
  • It is not commonplace for public health warnings of “flea plagues” to be issued as a result of population growth.
  • Humans and pets can contract infections from fleas. The bubonic plague was spread by flea bites on rats throughout the Middle Ages. Parasitic worms are carried by fleas and can be passed from pets to people.
  • Irritation, inflammation, and infection are all possible side effects of bites.
  • After each blood meal, an adult female flea lays roughly eight eggs. She can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime, which is usually 100-500 days. Each egg takes one to two weeks to mature into an adult.
  • Eggs are placed in the fur of pets or in the host’s sleeping places.
  • Fleas enjoy warm, humid environments and are especially problematic during the summer.
  • Eggs can even be deposited outside, where they will stop growing until better conditions arrive.

Different Types of Fleas We Help Remove

Cat Flea:  In most areas, this is the most prevalent flea. Humans, dogs, and other mammals are all at risk from this pest.

Dog Flea:  In appearance, it’s similar to a cat flea, although it’s less common.

Human Flea:  This flea has become less common with the invention of the vacuum cleaner. This flea will attack other mammals, but it prefers pigs.

Oriental Rat Flea:  Although it feeds primarily on rats, it can transmit infections that are harmful to human health.

Contact us for a professional flea treatment if you have seen fleas on your pet (or yourself) or if your lease has finished and you are required to perform a flea treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our pest control services are safe for you, your family and your pets. All of our technicians are trained and licensed pest control technicians, who only use the best and safest products that have been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

During our services, we use only the safest techniques and practices to ensure the safety of your loved ones. To do this, the following precautions are to be observed:

  • If you or a family member is particularly sensitive or suffers from allergic reactions, we recommend that person remains out of the home until the product has dried.
  • Protect or remove any pets from the treatment area until the product has dried.
  • Avoid contact with the treated surfaces until the product has dried.
  • Cover all food items and utensils prior to treatment.

You get what you pay for. Most budget providers work on volume, and so they have to complete their jobs quickly, and usually with a ‘one-product-fits-all’ approach. The end result may not be tailored to your home and situation, leaving you with less effective treatment that won’t last all year.

Here at Benchmark Pest Solutions, we pride ourselves on high quality thorough work, and providing an outstanding customer experience. We know how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed in your own home. To ensure this, we spend more time on your property treating more areas, and use a greater number of products to create a more effective and longer lasting treatment.

We’ve designed our own tailorable methods of treatment that give our customers the most effective service possible. In each treatment we use a number of different specialised products that work together to create a compounding effect that provides a high quality and longer lasting treatment. Because we are more detailed, thorough, and use a combination of premium products, we can confidently offer our 12 month pest free guarantee.

Short answer: The products we use are safe for you and your little one.

Long answer: How do we know they are safe? Before a product can be sold as a pesticide in Australia, it first must be approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. If, for example, a product was harmful to pregnant women and still was approved for use as a pesticide and a pest control company chose to use it (we would not); a warning would have to be printed on the label and on the product’s Safety Data Sheet.

Therefore, we know that our products are safe for pregnant women because there are no warnings on the labels or the safety data sheets of any of our products. We are also in constant contact with our chemical supplier, who would advise us immediately if anything were to change.

If you still are not convinced, we won’t be offended if you prefer to leave the premises while we conduct the service at your home. What matters most to us is that you feel comfortable during an exciting time of your life.

Unless you are particularly sensitive or suffer from allergic reactions, there is no need for you to leave your home during our pest treatment. However, if you would like to leave, that is absolutely fine too.

Ideally, you would be home to meet our pest technician and advise of any problem areas or concerns. After that, it’s really a personal choice if you want to stay or leave.

Yes, we do! Any person with a Queensland Seniors Card will receive a 20% discount on all services that exceed our minimum call out fee, with the exception of Termite Prevention; both physical and chemical barriers. We will also recognise Seniors Cards from other Australian States.