Fleas & Flea Pest Control

Fleas are a common household pest especially prevalent when you or neighbouring properties have pets. Flea bites to some people and pets can just be an irritation, but for others the bites can cause an allergic reaction and result in rashes.

A common indication of a flea infestation is if your pets are excessively scratching and grooming themselves. This is caused by the discomfort caused as the adult fleas feed on the pet’s blood. A thorough examination of the pet and its fur should be conducted by the homeowner or veterinarian. People also may experience bites that leave behind itchy marks.

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Fleas can also be a challenge for homeowners and tenants who move into a new home that has a pre-existing flea infestation. Fleas are approximately 2-10mm in length depending on the species. Their bodies are flat and without wings. They can jump great distances. Fleas will emerge from the pupal stage at different temperatures, humidity and vibration. The vibrations of a host walking past often trigger the emergence of the adult flea, enabling it to immediately find a host and begin feeding. After feeding on the host, the female flea is ready to mate and lay eggs. Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. This is how they transfer diseases, as they can transfer hosts between cats, dogs and humans.

At Dawson’s Australia, we provide effective flea pest control services in Melbourne. Looking for flea control or flea treatment for your house? Call us today for a solution to your flea infestation.


What To Do If You Think You Have Fleas

Here’s a list of things to do to assist us in controlling a flea infestation within your home:

  • Vacuum carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture just prior to us arriving and carrying out the treatment, and if possible do not vacuum for a period of 7 days after our flea control treatment.
  • Consult a vet and treat your pets as soon as you can, preferably on the same day as our treatment.
  • Get professional help – call us for flea pest control in Melbourne. Contact Dawson’s Australia for a complete home flea inspection and tailored flea treatment for houses and commercial spaces.

Dawson’s technicians are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state-certified, fully licensed and insured applicators. Our technicians are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their proficiency as some of the best technicians in the industry.

They understand the habits of different types of flea and can offer the most appropriate and effective flea control solution. All our treatments are safe for your family and pets!

Contact us now on (03) 9222 2266 or Request a Call Back to book your same day service or to discuss a range of solutions suitable to protect your home and family.

Fleas FAQs

To eliminate fleas, thoroughly vacuum carpets, furniture, and pet bedding. Wash pet bedding in hot water and use flea treatments on pets as recommended by a vet. Consider professional pest control for severe infestations, give us a call at Dawson’s Australia.
Fleas can survive in a house without pets for several weeks to months, depending on environmental conditions. They may remain dormant until a new host (like a pet or human) is available.
The duration of a flea infestation varies. Prompt and effective treatment, coupled with thorough cleaning, can resolve the issue in a few weeks. However, severe infestations might take longer to control. Contact Dawson’s Australia for your pest control services today.
Yes, fleas can infest humans. While they prefer animals, if a pet is not available, fleas may bite humans. Flea bites on humans often appear as small, itchy red bumps.
Fleas cannot fly but are excellent jumpers. They can jump significant distances, allowing them to move around a house by leaping from surface to surface.
While it's rare, fleas can potentially hitch a ride on clothing or belongings and be transported to another location. Taking preventive measures, like thorough cleaning and treating pets, helps minimise this risk.
Signs of a flea infestation include bites on humans or pets, small dark specks (faeces) on bedding, and the presence of tiny, jumping insects. Pets excessively scratching or grooming may also indicate fleas.
Reduced or absence of flea bites on humans or pets, a decline in scratching behaviour by pets, and a lack of live fleas or flea dirt during thorough inspections indicate that fleas have been successfully eliminated. Chat with the pest control experts at Dawon’s Australia to discuss a treatment.
Inspect pet bedding, carpets, and areas frequented by pets for signs of fleas or their droppings. Use a fine-toothed comb on pets to check for live fleas or flea dirt. Professional pest control services can also conduct thorough inspections, contact us today at Dawson’s Australia Pest Control Services.
The timeline for flea elimination after pest control varies. Some die immediately, while others may take days. Repeat treatments might be necessary to address the entire life cycle and ensure complete eradication.

Why Choose Dawson’s Australia


Your home is your most important asset – keep it protected! With over 60 years of experience in the industry, you’re in safe hands with Dawson’s Australia.


All treatments are carried out by professional, licensed pest services technicians. We always adhere to Australian standards and use only the highest quality products to ensure your pest problem is treated thoroughly.


Our professional pest technicians are trained not only to treat the pest problem but also to look at the root cause. They will take the time to understand your concerns and provide feedback and recommendations on how to minimise pests in and around the property.


All of our professionally trained and experienced technicians take the utmost care when carrying out treatment at your home or business and will work with your family to accommodate any needs.

We Offer Same Day Service to All Suburbs for All Pests


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