Flea Control

Fleas are small (1,5-2,5 mm) wingless insects, which parasite in the fur of mammals and plumage of birds. The adults pierce the skin of their "host" and fed with blood. The flea eggs are deposited on the fur of animals and winged birds, without clinging to the hair and thus they can disperse anywhere through the movement of the animal or bird. The most popular dispersion way-flea infestation in an urban environment is through feral or domestic animals (cats and dogs) which are in contact with people and secondary with mice and birds. It is almost impossible for an attack to occur without the presence of a pet or stray animal, usually a cat or dog, near places where people live and are crowded together.
 
Ecodevelopment, in close cooperation with municipalities, suggests a number of measures that can be taken by residents to avoid or control the problem. In case of an extended infestation in specific areas of the Municipality (e.g. around farms, parks, alsylia etc.), Ecodevelopment resorts to chemical control methods using insecticides selected based on the required efficiency and environmental compatibility. In any case, the formulations used are always of health importance, approved for use in residential areas by the Ministry of Agriculture. Our highly trained specific staff undertakes these applications, acting according to strict health and safety international standards followed by Ecodevelopment and ensuring the required effectiveness with particular reference to the protection and health of all non-target organisms (people, animals, inspects, etc.). After each application, there is control for the effectiveness of the interventions made and a certificate of the completion of the work is delivered to the Municipality. 
 
For comprehensive treatment to the problem, Ecodevelopment suggests a comprehensive plan to combat fleas, including:
  • Evaluation of the problem, based on environmental and social criteria (geography, temperature, humidity, numbers of animals and livestock facilities, proximity to urban areas etc.)
  • Simultaneous treatment at urban, livestock (animals, facilities) and environment with appropriate residual-term insecticides
  • Stockyard sanitation
  • Inform society and relevant stakeholders
  • Stray animals management
  • Chemical control