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Professional Flea Control Scunthorpe

Everyone knows that fleas are often carried by pets, but you might not also realise that they can also enter your home on second hand clothing, used furniture and other soft materials. So, even those without a pet need to be wary of these tiny, invasive insect pests.

Once flea eggs hatch out into larvae, they will quickly progress through each life stage and become adult fleas. Fleas will investigate any warm animal for a blood meal, and even pet fleas will bite humans, which can be itchy and painful. If your pets sleep in bed with you, you’ll quickly notice issues such as itching and discomfort.

So, if you find fleas in your property, you need expert help. The most common species of fleas found in the UK are cat fleas (Ctenocephalides Felis), dog fleas (Ctenocephalides Canis) and bird fleas (Ceratophyllus Gallinae).

While each type of flea is a different size, and some come in various colours, they all share the distinctive long legs and oval bodies that characterise fleas. While their names derive from their preferred host animal, fleas of any type can and will move from different species. So, a cat flea could be found on a dog or human, and the same goes for a dog flea.

Once a flea infestation takes hold, it can be incredibly difficult to remove, so you need professional support. Briarquest Pest Control offers fast, effective removal of fleas.

So, if you have a flea problem, call 01724 376330 to book your flea treatment and get rid of fleas for good.

Fleas on an animal's fur
Andy Hartley
Andy Hartley
2023-09-04
great service and great guy. my wife called him the Friday night and was here Saturday morning bang on time. sorted a huge wasp nest and it's completely empty the next day with no sign of wasps. would highly recommend. sorry about you getting stung, they must have know you.
Richard Weatherley
Richard Weatherley
2023-09-02
Called on Ian’s service to deal with a very active wasp nest mid-afternoon on a Saturday, came round on the Sunday and dealt with it promptly. Excellent service, very pleasant chap, highly recommended!!
Ant Smith
Ant Smith
2023-08-31
Ian was brilliant from 1st contact to the end of the process. After a new roof we ended up with a bird mite infestation from an abandoned nest. On 1st noticing mites we didn't know what they were or what was the cause. I sent Ian pics, which he identified himself but confirmed with an entymologist. He then advised on what we could do ourselves - there was no hard sell of his services and no charge for the diagnosis or advice. In the end, we got him to treat everything and he was extremely helpful, working around our and our pets needs. Would thoroughly recommend.
David Wood
David Wood
2023-08-30
Great service, arrived with 90 mins of call. Did a great job and he's a really nice guy also. Highly recommended
J C
J C
2023-08-20
Excellent service from Briarquest Pest Control. I contacted them by email about a wasp nest and within minutes had a call from Ian. After sending some pictures of the problem he called back and booked to visit later that day. He was very friendly and professional, explained what he was doing, what to expect going forward, and left paperwork with details of what work had been done, chemicals used, etc. Ian followed up with a text a couple of days later to check the wasps were no longer a problem. Great service. Based on my experience so far I would definitely recommend Briarquest to others and would use them again.
Graeme HUMPHREY
Graeme HUMPHREY
2023-08-19
Ian came at short notice and offered sensible and professional advice as to how to proof our house, and then had the work done within a week. He has always been available for advice since and made a follow up call today. Recommended
Carrie Hillman
Carrie Hillman
2023-07-30
Excellent service. Contacted Ian regarding a possible wasp nest in our loft. He come out the following day and has sorted the problem. Couldn't ask for a better service 😃
Sarah Dronfield
Sarah Dronfield
2023-06-13
I was impressed by how quickly Ian responded to my enquiry. I left a message via his website on a Sunday and he responded the same day and visited to carryout the work the next day. He let me know when to expect him and he was on time. The service he provided was very efficient. Hopefully I will not have any future issues but his work is guaranteed for 1 month. I will definitely recommend Ian to friends and family. He is local to Scunthorpe and I like to use local trades people.

Signs Of A Flea Infestation

It can be hard to spot fleas, because like bed bugs they’re very small and can be difficult to see with the naked eye, but they leave many tell-tale signs of their presence. Some common signs of fleas include:

  • Sightings: If you see fleas in your pet’s fur, pet bedding, household soft furnishings, or on your skin, this is a definite sign of a flea problem. Adult fleas are only 1.5 to 3.3 millimetres in length, but you may see small, moving specks, especially on light pet fur or carpets, which is an indication of fleas.
  • Flea Dirt: Another common sign of fleas is flea dirt, which is small, black particles often found in the fur of resident dogs and cats, as well as fabrics and bedding.
  • Flea Eggs: Smaller than the fleas themselves, flea eggs are often mistaken for sand or salt. If you notice these on or around your pet’s skin, then they could indicate the presence of fleas.
  • Flea Bites: Fleas ingest blood, so they bite pets and people, leaving small red marks behind. These bites will spread across your body as long as there are fleas on your property, particularly when they make their way into your bedding and clothes.
  • Itching: As well as bite marks, you’ll also notice you and your pet itching more, which is a sign of flea activity.



As soon as you see any sign of fleas, you need to call Briarquest Pest Control. Our team of RSPH level 2 certified pest controllers supports homes and businesses throughout Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull and the surrounding area.

Wherever you’re based, if you need flea control services, get in touch today. Our team have extensive experience removing fleas across all life cycle stages, from flea larvae to adult fleas and eggs. Contact us, and we’ll work to get treatment started as soon as possible.

How Briarquest Gets Rid Of Fleas

Flea removal service in progress

At Briarquest, we have extensive experience treating flea infestations, which is why we take a multi-faceted approach to tackling your flea infestation. Properties must be extensively vacuumed before treatment, and the contents of the vacuum must be disposed of correctly. All fabric items must be washed at 60 degrees in order to kill flea eggs, larvae and adults.

Your Briarquest Pest Control Technician may decide to use specialist steam cleaning equipment to kill fleas quickly and we may spray with chemicals which are residual so that the chemical stays on carpets or furnishings for a number of weeks to kill fleas at each of their life stages.

The chemicals Briarquest Pest Control uses for our flea control service are not available to the general public and must be applied by a qualified pest control technician. When applied correctly, they are dry and safe for continued human contact. As such, they’re more effective and safer for you, your pets and other wildlife in the area than any DIY flea products.

With the help of an RSPH level 2 certified pest control technician from Briarquest, your flea problems will be over sooner than you thought. Our team work to provide safe flea removal for all our customers across Scunthorpe and the surrounding area.

So, if you need fast, effective flea treatment, look no further. Call 01724 376330 to book your flea removal service today.

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