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Things to consider:

  • There are several different species of flea, but the ones found most commonly in houses in this country are the cat flea and dog flea;
  • The human flea is less common and has become a rare occupant in our homes. This flea is brown in colour, about 2mm long, 1mm high and is compressed sideways;
  • Fleas are extremely well adapted for their way of life. Their 'armour' makes it almost impossible to squash them, and the tall, thin body allows them to move around very rapidly amongst hair or feathers;
  • The flea is capable of jumping a vertical height of 30cm, which represents about 200 times its own body length. 

When dealing with an infestation of cat or dog fleas, it is necessary to have the host animal treated with a suitable insecticide and veterinary advice should be sought. All floors, floor coverings and skirtings should also be treated with a suitable insecticide, paying particular attention to cracks and crevices. These products can be purchased from most hardware stores. 

In cases of particular difficulty, it is advisable to call on the services of a professional.  Please contact us and we can arrange an appointment.

Charges from 16th October 2017

  • Domestic charge: £82
  • Commercial charge: £155
  • Reduced charge for Income Support: £21
  • Domestic and Commercial call-out charge: £26*

*The call-out charge will be deducted from the cost of any subsequent treatment carried out at the property.

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Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000