In NSW, an End of Lease Flea Control has special terms and conditions of your Tenancy Agreement requiring renting pet owners to comply with fumigation carried out by a professional pest firm. This is because eggs can remain dormant for some time and become a problem for newly arrived tenants. So directly after moving out your furniture, arrange for our pest control service near me and we will supply the paperwork pronto so you can get back your bond ASAP.
See tips in this resource:Tenants guide for Pets Has helpful info on these topics: Can I keep a pet?, Noise and nuisance, Damage to premises, Landlord’s access, Cleaning at the end of premises, Pet bonds and Assistance Animals
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RENTAL PROPERTY FLEA FUMIGATION & TREATMENTS – See our check list of tips at the end of this article
If you are a tenant and have a pet such as a dog or a cat during your tenancy, chances are that you’ll be asked for proof that you’ve had a treatment against fleas at the end of your tenancy lease agreement.
Special conditions on your lease may demand this once your lease has expired. If you don’t arrange this yourself, a more costly treatment may be deducted from your bond. Sprays may be requested for internal only, external only or both. Expect the treatment to take 20-30 minutes on average.
How much does it cost for a Flea Spray?
Expect to pay around $250 for an average price from other pest control firms to fumigate. I know that it is annoying if you know that you haven’t got fleas, but still have to have it done as part of your rental agreement. But if you have to have it done, why not get the best price from a firm that has a reputation for being reliable with safe fumigation or control?
We have a special deal anywhere in the Sydney metro area for conditions where there are no active fleas, or if a flea infestation is found, we charge $245. Both of these services are including GST and you are provided with a tax invoice and statement of treatment from our company.
EOLF Pest Control Tips
1 Always leave the unit as you received it, neat and tidy. Carpet cleaning is quite important and might require professional attention.
2 Take lots of before and after photos.
3 Remember to store your evidence in somewhere where its safe and easily retreivable.
4.Dress appropriately in court or consumer affairs.
5. Use flea bombs. If you buy flea bombs try Aldi where they have their own home brand which is a lot cheaper than the Mortein Brand. $2.65 compared to over $5 per can for exactly the same insecticides.
Our flea control for tenants are always carried out by experienced, licensed and friendly pest control technicians. It commences with the applying of low-toxic, synthetic pyrethroid spray. Areas like carpets, mats, flooring and skirting board sections need to be treated and sometimes external areas such as subfloor, garden, lawns, verandahs, patios, decks, garages, etc are treated as well. There is no mess or choking fumes that other firms use in their end of lease fumigation treatments. You would need to inform us of the areas that your pet is fond of so that we can pay particular attention to these areas.
If these annoying pests are a problem for you and your family, please call us on 0417 251 911, or email me at email@example.com for free quotes and information about fleas in Metro areas
FACTS ABOUT FLEAS
Fleas are found in humid surroundings & climates. They suck blood from the host animal which are usually cats, dogs & human being.
The four stages of the flea life-cycle are:
Their life cycle ranges from 2-3 weeks to more than a year, dependent upon their environmental situations.
Female fleas can lay approximately 50 eggs every day, which works out to be 500-600 eggs over several months. It may consume over 15 times it’s body volume in blood everyday.
Ten fleas (5 males 5 females) can potentially reproduce over 250,000 offspring in one month.
In some cases you can expect to still see some fleas within the environment for around 6 weeks while the spray takes effect. We use an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) to help speed up this process.
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The safest & cheapest way to get rid of fleas at the end of your lease
RENTAL FLEA CONTROL
Your Landlord might ask you if have a pets (dogs or a cats) during your lease to have spray against fleas in most areas of Sydney. Look and see, it may be part of your lease agreement letter.
Flea Life Cycle on a Dog
Now If you don’t arrange to have this done, your landlord will probably ask that treatment that he or she arranges may be deducted from your bond. Treatments may be requested for the internal areas only, for the external only or both.
The treatment will take around 20-30 minutes on average with our firm with no need for dangerous fumigation methods that other firms use.
How much does it cost?
Other pest control companies will charge you around $250 to $330 for an end of lease flea spray.
Now the Good News!
Currently we have a special rate in the Sydney metropolitan area of only $145 where there are no fleas, or if infestation is present, we only charge $245. Either of these services include GST, & of course you will be provided with a tax invoice and treatment documentation.
N.B: At these rates, we only accept cash as payment (sorry no credit cards or cheques), or EFT 24 hours prior to treatment day.
We start with a low-toxic insecticidal spray. Interior area perimeters sometime need to be treated, and also external areas may be treated as well. The end of lease flea control will take between 20 – 30 minutes on average to complete without the need for traditional toxic Sydney fumigation methods.
Checklist Tips For Leaving Your Rental – Please share with your friends or add to your Favourites
Here is a list of great tips to get the best out of your move. This will have the following effects:
1. It greatly improves your chances of getting your bond back;
2. You more than double your chances of getting a good referral back from the landlord;
3. Doing the right thing improves your reputation and gains respect.
The photos below represent what conditions may prevent you as the tenant in gaining access to your bond. Don’t let your place get like this!
Vacuum all the floors and carpets
Remove all internal cobwebs
Mop floors and clean tiles
Clean fans and Air Conditioners
Remove dirty marks from walls, light switches & power points
Pay attention to skirting, architraves & doors
Vacuum all sliding door tracks from dust and debris
Recommendations to get your bond back
A. Standard Home Cleaning Service
For a vacate clean or “Top to Bottom Clean”, includes the following areas,
Dusting ceiling and cornices, window sills, skirting boards, furniture, light fittingsand removal of internal cobwebs
Clean mirrors and glass top surfaces
Clean and sanitise kitchen sink, food preparation areas and light switches
Clean and disinfect bathroom, basin, cupboard doors, bath, shower recess, toilet and light switches
clean any hard water stains on shower and bath glassed areas
Clean and dirt grout in shower and bath areas
Disinfect laundry sink, clean tiles, clean washing machine, dryer and light switch
Clean and sanitise all non-carpeted floor areas
B. Extra Cleaning Services Required
Empty rubbish bins and disinfect
Wash doors and door handles
Wash air vents
Fireplace and hearth
Inside oven and grill
Clean grout on tiled floor
Air conditioning vents
Clean window tracks
Polish/wash skirting boards
List of Moving Tips
1. Take photos of what it looks like once you are finished. Take an inventory of what’s left behind. That will include and pre-existing marks on the walls, floors, ceilings, taps and sinks, shower, bath, toilet, windows, carpets, curtains and similar. Hopefully you will be able to match them with photos that you took when you first moved in
2. Remove nails and posters. If the hole made by the nail or hanger is a small one, just press a little spackle over the area and smooth it over with your finger or with a putty knife. If the hole is larger, fill the opening will crunched up newspaper so that you fill the space without protruding beyond the opening. Then apply the spackle and smooth over it with the putty knife. Let the Spackle dry completely before you doing anything else.
Once it’s dry, you’ll probably need to sand the area a bit so it will blend with the surrounding area. And now comes the hard part: you need to match the paint. You don’t need to paint the whole room. You just need to cover the parts of the wall that have been damaged by the holes you made.
3. Clean everything that you can as much as possible.
Easy Off Bam cleaner is the best product to use. You will need to leave it for about 4-6 hours and then stains will wash off immediately with very little further effort from you. This is what to use if you want to get it REALLY clean. An added feature is that its not overpowering, but leaves a pleasing smell.
4. Clean all carpets with a DYI solution like Britex.
It costs $39.90 for 24 hours or only $49.00 for 48 hours. Find a store to hire them from here: http://www.britex.com/store-locator
Here are some sample store locations for Carpet cleaning hire in the Hills District:
WOOLWORTHS BAULKHAM HILLS
CNR OLD NORTHERN & OLIVE STS
COLES BAULKHAM HILLS
STOCKLANDS MALL 373-383 WINDSOR ROAD
Phone: 8852 9700
COLES BAULKHAM HILLS NORWEST
BUNNINGS CASTLE HILL
14 VICTORIA AVENUE
CASTLE HILL NSW
COLES CASTLE HILL TOWERS
OLD NORTH ROAD & CASTLE STREET
SUPA IGA CASTLE HILL
SHOP 107 2-16 TERMINUS STREET
CASTLE HILL NSW
1 CIRCA BOULEVARD
COLES WINSTON HILLS
CAROLINE CHISHOLM DRIVE
WOOLWORTHS WINSTON HILLS
CAROLINE CHISOLM DRIVE
MITRE 10 BAULKHAM HILLS
16-18 OLD NORTHERN RD
BAULKHAM HILLS NSW
Once a tenant moves out of a rental property he/she is obligated to leave the property in the same state it was when they moved in, apart from fair wear and tear. Your landlord or real estate agent will inspect your property upon you moving out, and you’d be risking your rental bond if you fail to uphold the requirements of the terms stipulated within the lease. Many tenants have come to decide upon arranging a professional cleaning of the property. Those who have pets may also need to arrange an end of lease flea fumigation.
Do unto others…
If you take the time to consider it, treating the residence for fleas is more than just an obligation under a lease – on the “do unto others” principle you really wouldn’t want to hand over the property or residence unless you are completely confident that you have taken all the procedures and measures to ensure that your pets’ fleas haven’t had a negative impact on any new tenants moving in.
It is now well accepted that tenants are responsible for flea treatments where animals have been on the premises, even if dogs and cats have been kept in the yards outside.
In NSW Law, Section 103 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 clearly sets out the lessor’s responsibilities in respect of the property.
The main obligation of the landlord, is to make sure that the property is clean & fit to live in.
If infestations of cockroaches, spiders, rats, fleas or othe pest including possums exists, it follows that the Landlord has the responsibility making sure that no infestations are existings at the start of the lease.
Professional flea treatment
After you’ve arranged for the premises to be treated for fleas the pest control agency should provide you with documentation which you can supply your landlord or agent with to serve as proof that an end of lease flea fumigation has indeed been conducted at the property. This will assist you with a smooth transition, avoiding any uncertainty or arguments initiated by the landlord or agent. As well, arranging an inspection by yourself is very likely to save you cash, since you are in a position to look at various options and select the best price; if it’s up to your landlord or agent to arrange the flea treatment they might very well choose the more expensive option as they don’t have to fork out the cash.
A flea infestation might not be obvious to you
So often people walk into an unoccupied home and are almost immediately set upon by fleas. Regularly the case is that previous tenants leave the premises under the impression that the home is completely free of any fleas. But, flea eggs might have been present in the carp for example, and once owners and pets have left there is no food source – of course only until someone else enters the home to inspect it!
The whole process of moving house is a tense and stressful period for you and there are so many other things on the “to do” list that having to organise an end of lease flea fumigation might seem like a bit too much. However it could be very important as it would secure your reputation as a good tenant. Taking the time to arrange a pest management treatment before you move out keeps the ball in your court, and you are able to have work done by a pest control agency which you choose and negotiate a reasonable price with. Leaving the property in tip-top shape when you leave secures the return of your rental bond without any deductions. And handing over a property which is free of fleas will only improve your reputation as a responsible tenant whom is happily recommended by a landlord or agent.
Do you need to arrange flea treatment for a home in the Sydney area? Contact Bruce Gow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0417 251 911.
Flea Behaviour and Habits
Fleas prefer warm, humid conditions and Sydney provides the perfect environment for them, hence why they are extremely prolific at his time of year ! Larvae are able to develop at a faster rate in humid conditions both indoors and outdoors. Fleas are able to halt their growth and development at various stages in their life waiting for the right humid conditions to arise. Sydney has experienced unusual weather this summer with many rainy day followed by sweltering heat making fleas breed at a faster rate than usual, so get your End of Lease Flea Treatment done now !
These blood sucking vermin belong to the scientific Order Siphonaptera. This order has over two thousand species & there are only around twenty pest species in Sydney, Australia. All feed on mammals or on birds.
Their role in disease transmission is very important important in public health. Flea plagues require expert understanding of flea biology and years of experience of dealing with them in a lox toxic manner.
Adult fleas are small (1.5-4.0 mm long), usually brownish, strongly sclerotised, laterally compressed (facilitating fast movement through dense hair or fur), and equipped with piercing and sucking mouthparts. In the course of insect evolution, it appears that fleas have become wingless (again, a condition that suits their parasitic lifestyle). Their well-developed hindlegs facilitate very powerful jumping, and claws on their legs ensure that they grapple onto the host animal. Some species have a transverse row of spines above the mouthparts, called the genal comb. The pronotal comb, when present, is a row of transverse spines on the pronotum. Such structures can be important in flea identification.
Flea larvae are small, legless and worm-like with short antennae, mandibulate mouthparts and rigid hairs along the body.
Fleas undergoes a complete metamorphosis. The adult female usually lays 4-8 eggs after each blood meal. In her lifetime, she may lay several hundred eggs. Most eggs are laid on the host; and as these usually fall off, they can be distributed in virtually any areas visited by the host animal. High concentrations of flea eggs are often associated with animal sleeping areas. Eggs usually hatch in 2-14 days. Larvae feed on available organic material, in the form of crumbs, human skin scales and other debris that may accumulate in carpets, furniture, pets’ bedding, cracks between floorboards, lawns, gardens and subfloor soil. Adult fleas often excrete almost undigested blood, which may dry into dark granules and serve as an important feeding supplement for larvae. These dark faeces should not be confused with the paler eggs. The feeding period for flea larvae is usually 15 days, but it may be as long as several months in adverse condition. When feeding is complete, the larva usually spins a silken cocoon, to which adhere particles of dust, soil and the like, so as to camouflage and protect itself. The larva pupates within the cocoon, and the pupal stage may last for seven days, or up to a year in some cases. The entire life cycle may take as little as 18 days or more than a year in less favourable conditions. Adult males and females, both blood suckers, may live 100-500 days and can endure long periods (up to four months) without food.
Fleas prefer warm, humid conditions and hence are often a pest during summer. High humidity favours the developments of larvae, which may be populous both indoors and outdoors, where sandy soils (particularly if under cover from rain) are favoured. When climatic conditions are favourable, the development of larvae outdoors can be very widespread.
Insects can slow and almost halt their growth and development at various stages in order to make the most of more favourable conditions when they occur. Flea pupae may remain as pupae for long periods, being stimulated to emerge as adults by vibrations. Energy costs as a pupa are minimal, certainly less than those of an adult flea, which moves more, consumes more oxygen and so on. As vibrations amy be cause by a larger animal that is likely to be a suitable host from which to obtain a blood meal, it is more efficient, from the viewpoint of the flea survival, to wait until its first blood meal declares its presence by causing vibrations. Buildings unoccupied for long periods of time may suddenly seem to come alive with adult fleas when a human enters. Host detection probably relies largely on temperature, carbon dioxide and possibly the detection of certain odours, as semms likely in the case of rodent hosts. Adult fleas spend a considerable time on the host (but not to the extent of some lice, which remain on their hosts all the time).
Fleas As Vermin and Pests
The pest status that fleas have is attributable to their piercing & sucking, which is well known to cause up to a severe level of irritation or transmit several diseases.
Fleas may become pests to in office blocks, factories, industrial and commercial premises. Where fleas occur in domestic homes, people may see them jumping and bites occur around the lower legs. Some people are affected more than others. The irritation is due to the injection of flea saliva, which we now know to be an agent of an anticoagulant. In Australia, people will take action to rid most infestations as soon as they occur.
A number of diseases are transmitted by fleas, namely the bubonic plague, murine typhus, Tungiansis, Tularemia, Mycoplasma haemofelis, also tapeworms and Cat Scratch Disease.
The bubonic plague aka the “Black Death” occurred firstly during the Middle Ages and then again in the early 20th century, has claimed millions of human lives. Instances of plague throughout the world still occur, but in Australia the plague has not been seen or heard of as a current problem for many years.
Murine typhus is a disease that is associated with rats and occasionally transmitted to humans. The oriental rat flea again is the main vector, and the cause of the disease is a micro-organism called Rickettsia typhi. It is transmitted when infected flea faeces are scratched by the victim into the wounds made by fleas that are having a blood feed.
Fleas transmit dog tapeworm and also rodent tapeworms.
Important pest species
Flea species that are important as pests include:
– Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis) This is perhaps the most common pest flea in many regions. In addition to cats, it is known to attack dogs, rats, humans and other mammals.
– Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis) This is very similar in appearance to the cat flea, but seems to be less commonly encountered. It also attacks a wide range of mammals.
– Human Flea (Pulex irritans) This is becoming much less associated with humans since the advent of the vacuum cleaner and other aids to better housekeeping. It also attacks dogs, pigs, rats and mice. It is often encountered in piggeries.
– Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla cheopsi) Favoured host is the rat. This is the principal vector of bubonic plague and murine typhus.
Effective flea control often relies on the well-directed application of chemical insecticides and/or insect growth regulators, backed up by procedures that the client undertakes to help make the environment less suitable for the development of fleas. Where pet animals are concerned, their role as carriers of adult fleas should not be overlooked.
Non-chemical Methods of Prevention and Control
Cleanliness and good sanitation is vitally important to gain adequate control. All internal floors should be thoroughly vacuumed/ steam cleaned and washed. Areas used by pets should be a focus of attention. The vacuum cleaner should then sprayed with ordinary fly spray or the bag disposed of in the bin or burnt. Proof off all areas where pets can access the subfloor.
Flea control is a complex problem, but with the co-operation of the homeowner (and the pet) fleas can almost become a rare event. By inspecting the premises and/or questioning the residents, an idea of the extent of the infestation can be gained. Attention to outdoor and subfloor areas in required.
Where pet animals are involved, their role in carrying fleas must be considered. If possible, pets should be treated at the same time as the premises, to reduce the likelihood of reinfestation from adults carried on pets. The pet owner should perform any treatment necessary to be completed on the pet or a vet or professional pet wash establishment may be considered. These may be powder formulations or washes. Even if the treatment is entirely successful in killing all the adult fleas on the animal, reinfestation is usually a matter of a short time if the pet is allowed to range widely or mix with other pets away from the house. Long term treatment is possible through insecticide collars or a program of ingestion of a systemic insecticide. Pet owners should consult their vet about matters dealing with the direct treatment of their pets. Significant reduction in the amount of flea reduction work regarding pets is seen after work undertaken by a pest control operator.
Thorough vacuuming of the premises, prior to treatment with insecticides, can be advantageous. If the client willingly does this, it is advisable that the contents of the vacuum cleaner be incinerated or sprayed with an appropriate insecticide. This will kill any adults sucked into the vacuum cleaner.
Some types of insecticide formulations and methods of application are as follows:
The types of insecticides most commonly used in flea control are organophosphorus, carbamate, synthetic pyrethroids and IGR’s and emulsifiable concentrates. These materials may have a residual life of up to a few months, depending on conditions. As carpets and rugs must be treated indoors, the choice of an insecticide with low mammalian toxicity is clearly desirable. Indoors, surfaces treated should, within safety constraints, include all surfaces that may harbour eggs, larvae, pupae or adults.
Typically, carpets, rugs, areas under rugs, crevices in upholstered furniture, floorboard cracks and wall – floor joints may all require attention. It is sometimes advisable to wet such areas with a hose prior to insecticide application, as this will help the spray to penetrate into dry, dusty soil.
Dusting Dusts, though often not used in flea control, can be useful for the treatment of areas where spraying is difficult or dangerous. The treatment of roof or wall voids and basements can, if necessary or appropriate, be carried out using dust formulations.
In summary, flea infestations in buildings can present a complex problem and effective treatment will rely on the cooperation of the occupants. Steps to consider include:
– Determining the extent of flea activity
– Arranging treatment of pets (for adult flea control)
– Advising thorough vacuuming and cleaning
– Applying insecticides carefully , aiming at all the possible habitats that larvae or other stages may infest.
– Advising the occupants of the importance of regular attention to pets and the importance of cleanliness in the home.
Once the premises and surrounds have been cleaned and treated at the same time as the pets have been treated, and provided the pets are then restricted to home, they are unable to bring back fleas. This is a scenario that doesn’t suit every home owner but, once the vet advises on the most appropriate systemic flea control, the pets are likely to bring home fewer adults that will survive to establish a new infestation.