Abbey Pest Control
With the recent heatwave around Reading followed by mild and very wet weather; we are seeing an increase in customers reporting flea infestations. This type of weather provides ideal breeding conditions for fleas to thrive, especially in vast fields and open areas such as Langley Mead in Shinfield or Dinton Pastures in Woodley. 
As an animal lover myself I always ensure both my cat and dog are up to date with their flea treatments using a spot-on flea treatment which is very easy to apply and will help in the fight against these pests. Frontline no longer appears to be effective in this area and I have found Advantage treatments to be far more effective at keeping fleas at bay. 
The treatment of household pets is key to help prevent a flea infestation in your home as it helps to ensure the fleas don’t breed on your pet. If you do find your pets have brought fleas into the home and they have bred successfully, your home may require treatment to break the cycle of infestation. 
Fleas will live, breed and lay their eggs almost anywhere within your property, this can be hidden away in cracks in the floorboards or under skirting boards or hidden in soft furnishings such as sofas, carpets and under beds. Although fleas can be eliminated with a spot-on treatment on your pets, if an infestation has taken hold within your property you may need professional assistance which is where Abbey Pest Control can help. 
Covering all of Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding areas we use an insecticide spray to treat your house top to bottom, paying close attention to the edge of all rooms and sofas and soft furnishings. We advise our customers to wash all of their pet bedding on a high heat to kill off any eggs and adult fleas that may be present within the bedding. 
We will also give you pre-treatment and post-treatment guidelines which, if followed, significantly increase the chances of the treatment being successful. You can view these instructions by simply clicking on the photo of the flea above to be taken to our flea web page. 
If you have a flea problem in your home don’t hesitate to contact us here at Abbey Pest Control. 
Covering: Reading, Tilehurst, Caversham, Wokingham, Shinfield, Arborfield, Woodley, Earley, Newbury, Chieveley, Thatcham, Basingstoke, Hook and surrounding areas. Our price includes a full survey, written report, all labour and materials. All of our operatives are fully trained, experienced members of the NPTA and we have comprehensive public liability insurance. 
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