Fleas can make life a misery for both pets and their owners. Fleas are a bloodsucking parasite that can cause itchiness, rashes and, in extreme cases, can transmit diseases.

Luckily for us, fleas are a common pest, and they’re relatively easy to get rid of. The challenge lies in how quickly they spread. An adult flea lays 4-8 legs each time they feed. Across its lifespan, a flea can lay several hundred eggs on its host. As you or your pets walk around the house, those eggs fall off, working their way into every corner of the home and worsening the spread.

If your pets are frequently itchy or you’re seeing your own signs of bites and itchiness, get in touch with Pete’s Pest Control and speak to us about our specialist flea treatments such as flea spraying for the Toowoomba region.

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How to Spot a Flea Infestation

The first sign of a flea infestation is usually that your pets start to scratch a lot. Check your pet’s fur for signs of fleas or eggs, especially around the head, ears, neck and hindquarters. Fleas also show up on humans. Look for flea bites – they’re small red bumps, usually on your legs and ankles. 

If you or your pet is being bitten by fleas, you should carefully look through pet bedding, rugs and carpets for signs of fleas and their eggs. Flea eggs are tiny and off-white, so you might need a magnifying glass to spot them, but they’re a sure sign of an infestation.

Preparing For Flea Treatment

Once you’ve called Pete’s Pest Control and made a booking for residential flea treatment, there are a few things you should do in preparation for flea spraying.

For your pets you’ll need to:

    • Wash them with a good flea shampoo. These contain mild insecticides that quickly kill adult fleas and eggs.
    • Start your pets on a flea treatment program. Use quality products and make sure you’re alternating between treatments every 12 months. Fleas build up a tolerance to treatments over time, so switching between brands makes them more effective.

You’ll also need to do a few things around your home before the Pete’s Pest Control team arrives to undertake a flea treatment Toowoomba wide:

    • Vacuum daily until the day of your appointment. The extra vacuuming will encourage the flea eggs to begin hatching, making your flea treatment more effective.
    • Pick up any goods that are stored on the floor and place them up on shelves until the flea treatment has been completed.
    • Mow your lawn short and soak it with water the day before treatment.
    • Make sure the ground outside your home is clear of any stored items that could get in the way of treatment.

Whether you’re waking up covered in bites or are only just starting to see the signs of a flea infestation, get in touch with Pete’s Pest Control for flea treatment. We work with residential and commercial customers all over the Toowoomba region to treat flea infestations and help you get rid of those annoying little pests! Contact our team at any time to make a booking for flea spraying or to discuss any of our services, including End of Lease Pest Control and Bird Control and Management Toowoomba wide.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may notice fleas reappearing for up to 10 days after a professional flea treatment. This is caused by eggs hatching after the treatment is complete. In most cases we design flea treatments that kill fleas at every stage of their lifecycle, which prevents them from coming back.

If you notice fleas coming back after a treatment then get in touch. Fleas are some of the most difficult pests to get rid of, and extreme infestations may need extra attention.

To prepare for a professional flea treatment you’ll need to:

  • Wash your pets with a good flea shampoo
  • Put your pets on a flea treatment program
  • Vacuum daily until the day of your appointment
  • Pick up any objects that are stored on the floor
  • Mow your lawn
  • Ensure your pets are on a flea control tablet from your local vet
  • Pick up any items stored in your yard

Flea treatments are only effective if you can kill the fleas at every stage of their lifecycle. Putting your pets on a treatment program and daily vacuuming helps to control the infestation and makes our flea treatments more effective.

You will need to leave your home for 3-4 hours while we complete your flea treatment. Don’t allow children or pets back into the house until the treatment has dried completely.

To prepare your home for flea treatment you need to:

  • Clean pet beds and store them in an unaffected area
  • Vacuum daily until the day of treatment
  • Cover fish tanks.
  • Pick up pet food bowls, kids toys and other loose items
  • Remove pets and children from your home
  • Ensure your pets are on a flea control tablet from your local vet

The Pete’s Pest Control team will provide a full list of instructions on how you can prepare for a professional flea treatment. It’s important to follow our instructions carefully, or the fleas may come back after the treatment is complete.



Petes Pest Control Toowoomba takes great pride in the service we provide and in our capabilities as trained professionals. That's why all our domestic pest management of Cockroaches, Household Ants, Spiders and Silverfish come with a full 12 month FREE service warranty. This means if a treated pest returns within the 12 month period you can rest assured as Petes Pest Control Toowoomba will also return and treat the affected area at no extra charge to you... No questions asked!