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Flea Pest Control

Effective Flea Pest Control

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Fleas are small parasitic blood sucking insects that feed on mammals such as humans, dogs, cats, pigs and birds, they are commonly detected as their bites are often exceptionally itchy. Fleas belong to an order of insects known as Siphonaptera, which literally means ‘wingless siphon’ and have been known to transfer pathogens including viruses, bacteria and other parasites to their hosts.

The three most common species of flea found on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW are the Cat flea, the Dog flea and the Human flea. These fleas continually bite and typically cause a great deal of stress and irritation when present.

For fast, effective and safe flea pest control, call Surekil Pest Control on (07) 5599 1322 and make a booking.

Tips for Managing Fleas Around Your Property

  • Vacuum your property frequently & seal vacuum bags before disposal
  • Regularly wash your pets bedding in warm soapy water
  • Use an appropriate flea control product for your pet
  • Cedar oil can be used on surfaces like pet beddings to repel fleas & other insects
  • Maintain the gardens and foliage around the property
  • Avoid having piles of landscaping and building materials around the property
  • Marigolds can help repel certain types of insects including fleas

Download our Flea Infestation Tips.

At Surekil Pest Control, our team is trained to effectively eliminate flea infestations with the application of an approved professional insecticide and provide continuous management with the use of an insect growth regulator.

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Flea Infestations

How to Identify a Flea Infestation

What do fleas look like?

Adult fleas are small, six-legged insects that are brown/beige in colour. They’re around 4mm long (anywhere between 2-8mm) and have comparatively large back legs. A flea has antennae and is vaguely oval in shape. Fleas can jump up to 20cm (8″) – if you spot jumping insects indoors, they’re probably fleas.

Fleas go through several stages during their lifecycle. As well as adult fleas, you may also spot eggs, larvae and flea pupae on your property.

Flea eggs resemble a very small grain of rice – they are white, about 5mm long and have the same cylindrical shape with rounded ends as rice. Once the eggs hatch, flea larvae emerge. These are small, translucent creatures that look like tiny worms or grubs. They are usually around 1.5mm when they first hatch, growing to about 5mm as they feed.

During the transitional stage from pupae to adult, fleas gain their brown colour and gradually take on adult characteristics.

Where are fleas commonly found?

Fleas feed on mammalian blood. They are commonly carried into a home by household pets, such as cats and dogs. Fleas may also be carried by rats, cattle and humans. Once indoors, fleas will take up residence anywhere where there might be a chance of contact with mammals – they’re commonly found in pet bedding, carpets, couches and beds (especially if your pet is allowed on these pieces of furniture) and clothing.

Do fleas bite humans or pets?

The majority of fleas are specialised to live on one type of host. This means that dog fleas, for example, won’t usually live on humans, as they can’t reproduce unless nourished by dog blood. That doesn’t stop them from biting, unfortunately. Any flea will bite mammals indiscriminately. When they bite, they can pass on a range of hazardous germs, bacteria and viruses.

In addition, flea bites cause considerable irritation. Flea bites look like tiny, oddly coloured lumps. They may develop a red ring around them as the body fights the infection. If an individual is allergic to flea bites, they can develop a large, painful lesion. Flea bites are often horribly itchy and there is a risk of infection if sufferers scratch at them repeatedly. Younger children are particularly vulnerable to the damage a flea bite can do. Not only are they more prone to spend time playing on the carpet (where fleas often hide), but they’re also more likely to have a severe reaction to a bite.

As well as noticing the physical presence of fleas on your property, the appearance of small, itchy bumps indicates you may have been bitten by a flea. If your pets are itching more than usual, or have developed painful sores as a result of repeatedly itching a bite, this could mean your property is infested. You may also find fleas on your pet’s coat during routine grooming.

If you notice any of the above signs that may indicate fleas, prompt pest control is vital. Call the team at Surekil for further information and speedy elimination of unwanted pests.

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Flea FAQ


Not only do fleas continually bite which can cause a great deal of stress and irritation, they are a major cause of papular urticaria, an allergic reaction to insect bites, in children.

Fleas have also been known to transfer pathogens including viruses, bacteria and other parasites, such as the double-pored tapeworm, to humans.


The initial treatment will only kill the adult fleas that are present. An adult flea can remain dormant in their cocoon for many months, often emerging only when they feel vibrations from a potential host.

For this reason, we both stomp around when carrying out a treatment and combine an insect growth regulator with the insecticide to provide more effective lifecycle management.

Fleas can live on any warm-blooded animal, but seem to prefer to live on humans, cats, dogs, possums, rats and other rodents.

They may be found on shoes, pant legs, blankets, carpets, floorboards, curtains, couches and pet bedding.

Products We Use for Flea Control

Below are some of the industry leading products that we use for flea control:

Flea Pest Control Prices

Standard Services

Flea Treatment: Starting from $190.00 with up to a 3 Month Warranty**.

Move-out spray: Starting from $190.00 with a 1 Month Warranty**, treatment of fleas, cockroaches, and silverfish.

Pest Defender Plan

You might want to talk to one of our friendly office staff or your technician about Surekil’s Pest Defender plans, these are flexible and affordable solutions for year-round protection for your family and your home that offer either a general or targeted approach to pest control depending on your preferences and needs.

The prices indicated are for residential properties of up to 40m2, typically a 3 or 4-bedroom home. For prices for properties of other sizes or commercial services, please contact us on 07 5599 1322 or request a quote.

**Our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.

*Warranty Terms and Conditions

All warranty periods listed, represent the maximum available periods and serve as a guide only, the actual periods offered are at the discretion of the technician at the time of the service and are based on conducive conditions and environmental factors.

  1. Our warranty period is effective from the service date and is eligible for service calls after 21 days.
  2. Any recommendations made in the technician comments must be carried out for the warranty to be valid.
  3. Our warranty covers an unreasonable level of pest activity only, i.e. the sighting of a single cockroach is not covered. An ‘unreasonable level’ is determined by Surekil Pest Control based on industry standards and the time elapsed since the service or treatment was carried out.
  4. The pest(s) must be present or detectable when the technician is on site, else a standard service call fee may be incurred.

Our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. For major failures with the service, you are entitled:

  1. To cancel your service contract with us; and
  2. To a refund for the unused portion, or to compensation for its reduced value.

You are also entitled to choose a refund or replacement for major failures with goods. If a failure with the goods or a service does not amount to a major failure, you are entitled to have the failure rectified in a reasonable time. If this is not done you are entitled to a refund for the goods and to cancel the contract for the service and obtain a refund of any unused portion. You are also entitled to be compensated for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage from a failure in the goods or service.


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