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End of Lease Flea Treatment Sydney – Don’t pay $190 and beyond!

FAQ & Cheap End of Lease Pest Control

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An End of Lease Flea Treatment has special terms & conditions of your end of tenancy agreement requiring renting pet owners to comply with pet fumigation carried out by a professional pest control firm using safe pest control services.

This is because their eggs can remain dormant for some time and become a problem for newly arrived tenants with or without pets.

So directly after moving out your furniture, arrange for our pest control service near me.

We will supply the required 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. Flea Fumigation End of Lease Pest Control.

  1. What is end of lease pest control Australia?A. End of lease pest control in Australia refers to the process of conducting a pest treatment (usually for fleas if the tenant has pets) in a rental property before the lease agreement concludes. It aims to ensure that the property is free of active fleas when tenants move out. Also it is a proven way to get rid of any hatching fleas from dropped eggs.
  2. Who is responsible for pest control in a rental property in Australia?A. It depends. The responsibility for pest control in a rental property in Australia is dependent on timing. Generally the Landlord is responsible for any pests active on the property when the new tenant moves in. After the tenant moves in (if they have a cat or dog) the tenant is responsible for getting a treatment done before they move out in order to get their bond back. The specific details are outlined in the lease agreement or relevant tenancy laws.
  3. Who calls pest control in a rental property?A. Usually the real estate agent or property manager. The need for pest control in a rental property is often identified by the tenant experiencing issues. In such cases, the tenant should promptly inform the landlord or property manager, who can then arrange for pest control services.
  4. How do I prepare my house for flea treatment?A. Pick up all animal droppings and lumps of fur if they are present. This is a dead give away to a real estate agent or landlord that you haven’t maintained the property in a diligent manner. To prepare your house, apartment or unit for flea treatment, vacuum thoroughly, wash bedding and pet items, remove clutter, and follow any specific instructions provided by the pest control professional. Ensure pets and people are temporarily relocated during the treatment if necessary.

Are you looking for the very best rates and pest control services?

We offer the cheapest and most reliable flea treatment (a.k.a pest control) for fleas when your lease is up and need fumigation. Let us know if we need to be more competitive, it never hurts to ask!

Get same day service and tax invoice provided immediately after treatment is paid.

Special Rates from $165 available for areas within metro Sydney NSW. Seen cheaper?  Give us written proof and we will probably beat by at least 10%! The price depends on how far you are from where we operate and whether it is a house or unit.

Transcript: “So I’m a tenant vacating my property in the Inner West in Sydney I googled pest control in Sydney and A1 came up. and I gave Bruce a call. He was super reasonable and gave me the option and really competitive pricing and sounded like he was locally based and gonna do a good job. He turned up today he’s done a wonderful job. I am very happy, thanks Bruce!”

Don’t pay more than what we charge! We promise we won’t charge much to get rid of fleas in rental properties.

We have a fantastic offer for flea treatment Sydney.  If you get a better genuine deal on pest control services (you won’t, we’ve checked!) we will try and negotiate a better option for you.

If you definitely would like a free quote, just call us or contact us via mobile or email. If you are looking to get your bond back very quickly without hassle, pay us straight after treatment and we will immediately hand over a written invoice/receipt of payment.

For fast action call 0417 251 911 or email These rates won’t last!

RENTAL PROPERTY FLEA FUMIGATION & TREATMENTS – See our check list of great tips at the end of this article

How to detect fleas in your yard:
1. Wear white socks and tuck in your trousers if wearing long pants
2. Walk for 10 minutes around all the areas that your dog or cat likes to go
3. Fleas will sense your presence through vibrations and hitch a free ride.

4. Take note of where the main activity seems to be and let your pest technician know where you have sighted the live fleas jumping onto you. The above video is what they look like on your socks:

If you are tenants and have a pet such as a dog or a cat during your tenancy, the 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.

Australian Flea Life Cycle

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 pest control services. Expect the treatment to take 20-30 minutes on average. No fumes or smells will be present and it is very low toxic.

How much does it cost for a Flea Spray?

End of lease flea treatment pest control prices range from as little as $85 up to $165, depending on the size of property and its location. Expect to pay around $250 for an average price from other pest control firms to fumigate. We usually charge around $165 inc GST.

I know that it is annoying if you know that you haven’t got fleas, but you still have to have it done as part of your rental agreement.

See Typical Agent’s Clause Regarding Pet Fumigation:

“The landlord agrees that the tenant can keep 1 x dog at the premises. The landlord brings to the attention of the tenant upon their vacate, they must engage the services of a professional pest controller to flea and pest treat the property, professional carpet clean and cleaning of property.

The tenants agree to provide the landlord or landlord’s agent with the original invoices or receipts as confirmation that  the above-mentioned work has been carried out.

 Any damage to the property caused by the dog is to be immediately repaired or replaced by
professionally qualified and licensed tradespeople and the cost is to be borne by the tenant.

All such repairs are to be completed to as new condition.
The tenants agree to take full responsibility for any injury caused by the dog.
The tenants agree to keep the premises clean and odour free while  the dog is kept. The tenants agree to prevent the dog from causing nuisance or disturbing the neighbours in any way. The
tenants acknowledge and accept that if any of the above stated conditions are breached at any time the landlord/ landlord’s agent have the right to revoke this permission.”

Get Your Bond Back ASAP!

Legal tips from a tenancy advocate Tom McDonald:

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 pet fumigation or control?

We have a special deal anywhere in the Sydney metro area for conditions where there are no active fleas it’s Our prices range from as little as $85 up to $165, depending on the property, or if a flea infestation is found, we charge $330.

Both of these services are including GST and you are provided with a tax invoice and statement of end of lease pest control treatment from our company.

How long does it take to get rid of fleas professionally?

It depends. Generally speaking for most infestations it will take around 7-14 days, depending on the level of the infestation and whether you are able to control them on your pet. 

A light infestation with good control of them on your pet should be managed within a day or so.  A heavy infestation could take a couple of weeks or more with more than one treatment necessary.  

Our pledge to you-

1. We ensure all our technicians are properly qualified and licensed as required by the law in NSW. They are fully licensed with Advanced Termite Control Accreditation and Certificate 1V in Urban Pest Management. (Most other pest control operators only hold Certificate 111)

2. We only use low and non toxic, environmentally friendly, insecticides safe for pets and kids. We also provide detailed instructions to ensure everyone’s health and safety

3. We will ensure our service technicians will arrive on time!

4. We will provide you with a fixed price quotation prior to the commencement of any work

5. We will take every effort to protect carpets and furnishings through the use of protective foot-ware and drop cloths, where appropriate when working inside

6. We will respond to any telephone calls, and inquiries within same day.

7. We are fully insured. All our technicians are licensed by Work Cover NSW and are covered by our public liability and professional indemnity insurance

We charge from $85 to $165 for an end of lease flea treatment if there are no fleas present or $330 if they are active with written invoice.  

We are available at short notice.  Please contact us if you have a better genuine deal and we will negotiate further if we can.

Thanks again and we will do a great job for you! 

How To Prevent Fleas on Your Dog or Cat
Are you confused about which treatments are safest for your pets?  This is the medical advice that I received from a client of ours that is an experienced veterinarian. This is strictly a guide only. Please visit your own veterinarian for your pet’s best treatments and protection.

Administer “Nexgard Spectra” Orally – will last for a month. Use Bravecto Oral + topical – will last for 3-6 months. Or you can use Comfortis Plus. Has been around for a while buty still effective. Give orally once a month.Administer “Advocate” once monthly and Bravecto topically. Will give your cat 3 months protection 
The above treatments are adulticides so they need to be used in conjunction with IGR (Insect Growth Regulators)


Cats have been known to  be poisoned after being administered incorrect flea treatments that were meant for dogs. If your cat has been given the wrong treatment it may cause hyper-excitability, shaking, convulsions, and even death.

Even being exposed to dogs treated with  permethrin may cause convulsion, hyper-salivation, and loss of coordination. Get immediate treatment by a veterinarian if any of these symptoms occur. This feline intolerance is due to cat’s  glucuronosyltransferase, an enzyme that also causes cats to be intolerant to paracetamol.



Our flea control and pest control services 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 sub-floor, garden, lawns, verandas, 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 for free quotes and information about fleas in Metro areas.

Vet and Pharmacy Flea Treatments

Common over the counter treatments include “Advantage” ” “Sentinel” , “Comfortis” and up until recently, Program.

We note that the Novartis Program product has been recently discontinued. This was a decision made by the  manufacturer at this time is no longer for sale. Program offered chewable tablets as a preventative measure and a medical answer to flea allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats.

“Interceptor” has also been discontinued and the manufacturer is now promoting “Sentinel”.  This is a combination of “Interceptor” and “Program”. The active ingredient in Interceptor is milbemycin oxime and in Program is lufenuron.


Fleas are found in humid surroundings & climates. They suck blood from the host animal which are usually cats, dogs & human beings.

The four stages of the flea life-cycle are:

  1. Egg
  2. Larva
  3. Pupa
  4. Adult

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.

If you need a treatment certificate quickly, please just call us on 0417 251 911, or fill out a quick form (contact us) for pest control Sydney Metro.

Please inquire about this offer near me at any time by calling us on 0417 251 911, or email me at

Looking for End of Lease Flea Control in NSW?

Have a look at a sample end of lease pest control certificate:

End of Lease Flea Treatment Certificate

The safest & cheapest way to get rid of fleas at the end of your lease


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 NSW. Look and see, it may be part of your lease agreement letter.

Flea Life Cycle on a Dog


How long does it take for fleas to die?

Most adults will die immediately and the rest within a few days of contact. Eggs will continue to hatch from 2-14 days, so our residual insecticide will kill them for up to 3 months after treatment. It is very important if they are active not to wash floor surfaces for at least 3-4 days.

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 pet fumigation cost?

From us? $85 to $165. Other pest control companies will charge you around $250 to $330 for an end of lease flea spray. This depends on location and type of dwelling.

Now the Good News!

Currently we have a special rate in the Sydney metropolitan area for end of lease pest control of $85 up to $165, depending on the property.  This where there are no fleas, or if infestation is present, we only charge $245. Both 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.

Sundew Flea Control Tips

Sundew Flea Treatment Brochure

Key Benefits:

– Kills adult fleas and flea larvae

– Treats pet bedding and carpet

– Deodorises

– Fast acting: 90% of fleas killed in 2 hours, 100% killed in 4 hours

– Convenient and easy to use aerosol

– Economical

– Treats fleas at the source and does not rely on your loved one being bitten to take effect

– Choice of Fragrance: Vanilla or Lavender

– Manufactured in Australia by a family owned 100% Australian business

– Enjoy a flea free and fragrant home with a quick spray

– Simply spray on carpets and bedding to protect your loved ones

Sundew Flea Treatment Brochure Reverse


How does it work?

Sundew flea spray is applied to carpets and pet bedding. This user friendly aerosol works with simple contact with vermin and they die shortly after.

Is it easy to use?

Yes. Simply shake the aerosol can and spray lightly onto pet bedding, carpets or furnishings. There is no requirement to spray on your pet for protection.

Why spray bedding instead of the pet?

Fleas spend 90% of their time in the environment. So it makes sense to treat the problem at its source. 

How long does it take to control fleas?

Tests demonstrate that it resulted in 90% of fleas killed within 2 hours and 100% effectiveness was gained in 4 hours.

How long does it last?

It is engineered to retain its very high levels of control for around 30 days (depending on the environment) following its application.

Is this product used by veterinarians?

Yes, it’s an approved flea treatment spray. Veterinarians in our study recommend Sundew and stock it in their clinics across all states of Australia.

Is it safe?

Yes. Tests have determined that  Imidacloprid (the active ingredient) does not cause any adverse effects and is very safe to use around your home. Scientific studies have found pets such as cats and dogs don’t react negatively to repeated usage. 

Imidacloprid has been effective in controlling both adults and larvae. It has been used in leading veterinary products for more than 15 years in Australia and overseas.

What is different about Sundew?

Sundew is the first in the world to combine a safe and powerful product with a room fragrance in an easy to use aerosol.

Can it be used around pets other than dogs and cats?

Yes it’s fine to use around most warm-blooded pets like birds, rabbits, rodents, ferrets and guinea pigs.

Can I overdose my pet?

Medical studies have found that dogs and cats don’t have a reaction physically detrimental to repeated applications when the spray is used  safely as per label.

Where can it be applied?

Sundew spray can be sprayed on bedding, furniture, carpets, in a room, car, kennel or caravan. It kills vermin before they have a chance to leap onto your pet so you can rest assured that you are no longer sharing pet odours with family and friends.

Does it contain permethrin like products recently withdrawn from the market?

No, it doesn’t contain permethrin like other products which have been documented to cause sickness (and death) in felines. The active ingredient used in Sundew end of lease flea treatment was chosen specifically because of its excellent safety profile with domestic companion animals.

What fragrances is it available in?

Sundew is presently available in two fragrances: vanilla and lavender. One convenient aerosol pack provides a pest free and pleasantly fragrant environment.

Suitable for cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits and rodents -around any warm blooded animal.

For more information visit



t: 1800 786 339


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.

End of Lease Cleaning

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!

Dirty floor tiles

Vacuum all the floors and carpets

Remove all internal cobwebs

Mop floors and clean tiles

Dirty floor needs cleaning

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 after securing a free quote

A. Standard Home Cleaning Service

Clean your toiletDirty Toilet2
For a vacate clean or “Top to Bottom Clean”, includes the following areas,
Dusting ceiling timbers/surfaces, cornices, all timber and painted window sills, alongside skirting boards, lounge furniture, electric light fittings and sockets and a thorough removal of all cobwebs and spiders.
Clean mirrors and glass top surfaces
Clean kitchen sink, pantry, splashback and power points
Vacuum all surfaces and under lounge cushions
Clean any grout that has become dirty in your shower and bathroom areas

Floor cleaning
Disinfect your laundry sinks, clean surfaces of your tiles, washing machine, plug holes, clothes dryer and all of your light switches
Clean and sanitise all of your tiled or timber floor areas

B. Extra Cleaning Services Required

Inside fridge
External cobwebs
Wash dishes
Polish silverware
Empty rubbish bins and disinfect
Wash doors and door handles
Wash air vents
Fireplace and hearth
Inside oven and grill
Make beds
Sweep carpet
Wash ceilings
Wash walls
Clean grout on tiled floor
Door frames
Air conditioning vents
Microwave oven
Exhaust fans
Ceiling fans
Inside cupboards
Polish floors
Sweep footpaths
Clean window tracks
Polish/wash skirting boards
Light fittings

Understanding End of Lease Cleaning Prices in Sydney: A Comprehensive Guide with Average Costs in Main Suburbs

When it comes to moving out of a rental property in Sydney, one crucial task that tenants must undertake is end of lease cleaning.

The goal is to leave the premises in pristine condition, meeting the expectations set by landlords and ensuring the return of the full bond amount.

However, understanding the costs associated with end of lease cleaning in Sydney can be challenging, as prices vary based on several factors.

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the average costs of end of lease cleaning in Sydney, highlighting the main suburbs and factors that influence pricing.

Factors Influencing End of Lease Cleaning Prices:

Property Size:
The size of your rental property is a significant factor in determining the end of lease cleaning cost.

Larger properties generally require more time and effort, leading to higher prices.

Whether you have a compact apartment or a spacious house, the number of rooms and living areas will impact the overall cleaning cost.

Condition of the Property:

The current state of your rental property also plays a crucial role. If the property has been well-maintained, the cleaning process may be less intensive, resulting in lower costs.

However, if there are significant stains, damages, or neglect, expect higher prices as more thorough cleaning will be necessary.

Cleaning Inclusions:
The extent of cleaning services included in the package affects the overall cost.

Standard end of lease cleaning usually covers basics like vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and surface cleaning. However, additional services such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning, and upholstery cleaning may incur extra charges.

Time Constraints:
Urgency can impact pricing, as cleaning services may charge more for last-minute or rushed jobs.

Planning ahead and scheduling the cleaning well in advance can help you secure a more favorable rate.

Sydney’s diverse suburbs can experience variations in living standards and property conditions, influencing end of lease cleaning prices.

Generally, areas with higher living costs may have slightly more expensive cleaning services.

What are the Average End of Lease Cleaning Prices in Sydney?

Now, let’s explore the average end of lease cleaning prices in some of Sydney’s main suburbs, based on a standard 2-bedroom apartment as a reference point.

Keep in mind that these are approximate costs, and actual prices may vary based on the factors mentioned earlier.

CBD and Inner City Suburbs:
Suburbs like Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, and Paddington are often in high demand. For a 2-bedroom apartment, end of lease cleaning prices can range from $350 to $750.

Eastern Suburbs:
Areas such as Bondi, Coogee, and Randwick may see prices ranging from $280 to $450 for the same-sized property.

Western Suburbs:
Suburbs like Parramatta, Penrith, and Blacktown tend to have more affordable end of lease cleaning services, with prices averaging between $200 and $350.

Northern Suburbs:
Suburbs like Chatswood, Hornsby, and Ryde may have prices in the range of $250 to $400.

Sutherland Shire:
Sutherland, Cronulla, and Miranda could see prices ranging from $260 to $420 for a 2-bedroom apartment.

Understanding end of lease cleaning prices in Sydney involves considering various factors that influence costs.

As you plan your move and prepare for the cleaning process, be sure to factor in the size of your property, its current condition, and the specific cleaning services required.

By doing so, you can obtain accurate quotes and ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition out of your rental property.

Remember that investing in a professional end of lease cleaning service not only increases the likelihood of receiving your full bond refund, but also leaves a positive impression on your landlord.

This can potentially lead to positive references for future rentals.

With the right knowledge and planning, you can navigate the end of lease cleaning process in Sydney with confidence.

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 

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. 

 Britex DYI Carpet Cleaner

It costs $39.90 for 24 hours or only $49.00 for 48 hours. Find a store to hire them from here:

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.

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 bed bugs or other pest exists, it follows that the Landlord has the responsibility making sure that no infestations are existing at the start of the lease. Get a free quote from us today.

 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. Get a free quote today.
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 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 NSW 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 hindlegs are capable of extreme jumping ability, and their powerful claws on their forelegs grip tightly onto the host. Some species are equipped with a genal comb on their mouth parts. The pronotal comb is a row of spines on their pronotum. These features help flea identification processes.

Flea larvae are much smaller than the adults, have no legs, short antennae, and have stiff hairs along their bodies.

Life Cycle

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 sub-floor 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, especially where you will find sandy soils. 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 may 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 seems 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

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.

Pest Control
Effective pest 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 sub-floor.
Chemical Pest Control
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 sub-floor 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 re-infestation 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, re-infestation 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:
Surface Spraying

The types of insecticides most commonly used in flea control are organophosphorus, carbamate, synthetic pyrethroids and IGR’s and emulsifiable concentrates.

These pest control 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 subfloors 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:
 1. Treat the pets.
2. Make sure the pets are then restricted to home, then 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.

A Summary of Your Tenancy Rights in Regard to Keeping Pets at a Rental Property

Source: The Tenants’ Union of New South Wales

Pet Dog

Suite No. 201 No. 55 Holt Street Surry Hills New South Wales 2010

ABN No. 88 984 223 164 Phone: 02 8117 3700 Fax: 02 8117 3777


Websites: and

Tenants’ information guide to pets and renting in NSW

This info guide will examine the various legal situations for persons who rent in NSW and some common questions pet owners who are renting have regarding keeping pets such as cats and dogs. Pet owners also have responsibilities for pets and also council obligations on both owners & renters.

Am I allowed to keep pets?

There is nothing in the act that prevents you from having pets, or having to ask your landlord for consent for keeping pets. Some landlords might have a clause restricting restricting pets in the agreement, and there nothing preventing them at the moment from them doing so.

Under the New South Wales Fair Trading wording you need to have consent from your landlord to keep animals.

Many strata schemes may also have by-laws about you keeping animals. The by-laws may allow pets to be kept with written approval prior to taking up tenancy or prohibit pets (except for assistance animals) outright. In this case the landlord or the real estate agent must provide a written copy of the by-laws within seven days of you moving in.

Noise, Barking & Nuisance

You have a responsibility not to permit any form of nuisance, or to disrupt the peace and privacy of your  neighbours.

Any pets that make excessive noise may breach your agreement. The definition of excessive will depend on the  circumstances of the time of day and frequency. Lots of other forms of nuisance-making may also breach your agreement.

Make sure you report any repairs to fences or gates to make it easier to keep your pet contained.

Damage to Landlord’s Premises

You must not intentionally or otherwise negligently cause any damage to your rental property. It is your responsibility to leave the rented premises in the same or similar condition from when you first inhabited the rental.

If any of your pets have scratched doors or floorboards, for example, it will be part of your responsibility to repair or pay for the damage.

Landlord’s Right to Access

If you were wondering if your landlord can access your home without you giving any consent – he can. Even without you present in a few circumstances.

See Factsheet No. 8: Access and Privacy.

What happens when your landlord knows that your pet is present and leaves a gate open? If your dog escapes and runs out then gets run over by a car, you may be due compensation.

Cleaning Up Your Rental
If you have permission to keep a pet on the property, you might only have to have your rental cleaned professionally or have it pest controlled by a pest firm if it’s necessary to fix an issue. For example you don’t have to have it professionally cleaned if you have a goldfish.

Pet bonds?
In some agreements, landlords and real estate agents will sometimes demand extra bond (over & above the standard 4 weeks) if you have a pet.

These dodgy “pet bonds” are not legal and mostly not even lodged with the Renting Services.  They instead are kept separate in an account.

This is kept by your landlord or your agent. We stress that “Pet bonds” are not, and never have been lawful in NSW.

Guide Dogs for the Blind – Assistance Animals
It is now illegal for any landlord or strata manager to deny you having an assistance animal. For a full definition of an assistance animal as defined, look  under the Companion Animals Act 1998 of NSW.

Guide dogs and Assistance animals are required to be registered to help people with disabilities.

If your landlords tells you that you can’t have an assistance animal within your rental, consider complaining via the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, or the Australian Human Rights Commission.

More Information

RSPCA Website: Renting with Pets article
Go to Fair Trading NSW website or contact by phone

On your rights go to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW website or the Australian Human Rights Commission. This is set up by the Federal Government for the protection and  promotion of human rights both in Australia and throughout the world.

We are not affiliated with The Tenants’ Union.  The information on this website article does not constitute legal advice.

If you live outside the state of NSW information may be different. For tenancy issues, speak to your legal advisors or trained employees of the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service at

This pest control service is guaranteed to get your bond back with the least hassle.

Sydney End of Lease Pest Control Suburbs

Work that we have recently performed in Sydney:

Check out my socks at a recent job at Annandale

 Video Transcript: “Hi it’s Bruce from A1 pest control in Annandale. I’m just completing an end of lease flea treatment or end of lease pest control, end of lease fumigation – whatever you
like to call it.

It’s a treatment that people that are renting have to do when they have pets, particularly a cat or a dog to get the the place treated before the new tenants move in so they don’t get infested with their fleas.

So a place like this – it’s a beautiful old place in Annandale not far from where I used to live. I used to live in Trafalgar street.

It looks like it’s had some termite problems before, it’s got some traps cut into the floor to gain access so it may have even had a termite problem.

There’s an access trap for termite inspections.  It’s an empty place, there’s no sign of fleas because I’ve been walking around in white socks and it’s quite easy to do.

No furniture, there’s no carpet so what we do is we treat all areas inside and externally, any areas where the cat or the dog had been so we can catch any activity of new fleas before they become a problem.

So if you’re renting in Annandale and you need to get your bond back ASAP, please call us because we can do a very thorough treatment and hand you a certificate immediately after it’s done and we certainly price the the job at a rate where it’s easy to afford.

We’re much lower than most of our competition because if it’s an easy job we price that accordingly
– so just give me a call on 0417 251 911 if you need an end of lease flea treatment in Annandale.”
Very small yard at Annandale. I used to lived in this suburb in my twenties, it was in Trafalgar Street.
Annandale End of Lease Flea Treatment

This is a job that we did in a block of flats in Jones Street Ashfield, near the railway station.


Video Transcript:

“Hi, I’m Bruce from A1 pest control at Ashfield. I’m just doing another end of lease flea treatment or an end of least flea fumigation.

I’m quite near the Ashfield railway station, as you can see.

So it’s a block of units in Brown Street Ashfield and it’s an empty unit. It’s white carpet so we can have a look around to see if there’s any signs of fleas.

Doesn’t appear to be, my socks are not showing any signs and there’s no furniture so this place is going to be fairly quick to
to spray.

We just do a very thorough treatment all the way through each room and when we finish we complete the treatment certificate and hand over to the owner so he gets his bond back.

So if you’re in the Ashfield area in the inner city of Sydney and need an end of lease pest control or an end-of-lease flea treatment, please give me a call. It’s Bruce from A1 pest control Ashfield.”

This is where I used to pick up my wife when she worked at Rockman’s in Ashfield, just up from the railway station.
Any fleas would be easy to spot on this beige carpet.  Fortunately for the tenant, they took care of their cat and there were none to be found on the day.
I think what made a big difference was that they did a very thorough treatment on their pet and also steam cleaned their carpet regularly.


This home had just cut its grass, so it was ready for our treatment.

Asquith Cut Grass

Video Transcript: “Hi it’s Bruce from A1 pest control. I’m doing an end of lease flea treatment here at Asquith.

The tenant is moving likely because there’s a mould issue.

They have just cut the grass but there’s no sign of fur so it looks like it’s pretty good.

If you need a end of lease flea treatment in Asquith, please give me a call. It’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Asquith.”


A Northern Beaches end of lease spray treatment at Balgowlah.

Here is one of the houses that we did in a complex of units that we service.

Balgowlah Pest Control

Baulkham Hills

Baulkham Hills Pest Control Van

A description of how we carried out an End of Lease treatment in Baulkham Hills

Bella Vista:

Rain won’t stop us from getting you a certificate!

End of Lease Flea Treatment Bella Vista

Hear how we impressed our local clients when we completed our flea spray.

Video Transcript: “We had Bruce come out and do an end of lease flea treatment – he was prompt, quick and very efficient. Loved it, thank you!”

This is how it went in soggy conditions:


This one was a small, empty granny flat in a Blacktown end of lease treatment that we sprayed at a discounted rate.

Video Transcript:

“Hi I’m Bruce from A1 Pest Control at Blacktown. We’re doing an end of lease flea treatment here. It’s actually the granny flat behind the main house and it’s not a very big area, so we priced this one accordingly. This was only $85 and because it’s empty, it’s small and there’s not much area.

So if you have a house or a granny flat that’s smaller than normal and you need a certificate, please give me a call because we price our our services accordingly.

Of course, straight after we’re finished doing all areas we provide a certificate so you can get your bond back Pronto. So it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control in Blacktown.”


This was a small empty unit near Bondi Beach that we treated as an end of lease fumigation.

Bondi End of Lease Flea Treatment

Note the retro look of the bathroom!


This one was unusual, as it had no carpets, and was priced accordingly, allowing for very cheap flea pest control.


This job was a little challenging as parking wasn’t the greatest. The tenant had a dog and was moving to another unit in Chastwood.

Here is the view from the balcony: Chatswood Buildings

It was completely empty, so it was easy to do and we priced it accordingly.

Empty Chatswood unit


One of the cheapest End of Lease sprays that we did, as the area was quite small, there were zero fleas and the tenant just wanted the certificate to get her bond back.

Dulwich Hill

This end of lease pest control service was up the road from where we used to live in Union Street Dulwich Hill! It brought back a few fond memories.


We carry out our pest control services without shoes, so the tenants can get their bond back without any problems when we hand them their certificates.


Video Transcript: “We just used A1 Pest Control for our end of lease flea treatment. Really happy with the service, everyone was really, really polite on the phone.

Happy End of Lease Pest Control Client

Bruce turned up on time, was great, was friendly. Tt was all done and dusted for us within half an hour. We’d have no problems at all asking for Bruce again at our next place”


This is a small one bedroom unit in Hurstville that we treated at a very reasonable price.

Video Transcript: Hi, this is Bruce from A1 Pest Control in Hurstville. I’m at a unit at the moment, we’re doing an end of lease flea treatment or pest control. As you can see this unit is fairly small.

It’s in a street known as Derwent Street in South Hurstville. We’ve only got one bedroom and a shower.

So it doesn’t take us very long to do it all and we reflect that in the price.

It’s probably the cheapest price in Sydney right now for an end of lease flea treatment.

So if you’re in the Hurstville area and you’re after the best possible price to get your bond back Pronto – please give us a call.

It’s Bruce from A1 pest control Hurstville.”

Lalor Park

 Video Transcript: “We’ve got some active fleas at 20 John Dwyer Road Lalor Park. They’re on my socks, that’s one there.”

Most places that we get called to haven’t got any live flea activity as the owners have regularly washed and treated their pets.

On this occasion, that wasn’t the case, and everywhere I walked on the property I was picking up live specimens on my socks.

photo of live fleas

This property had to be booked in again at additional cost to qualify for a certificate.

Lane Cove


Video Transcript: Hi it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Lane Cove. Just doing an end of lease flea treatment for the residents. They’re moving out to Queensland.

So they had a pet, a little dog a Chihuahua in fact so they had to comply with the terms of their agreement.

All areas have been treated and I was able to hand them over their certificate of compliance so they could get their bond back quickly and easily without any hassle.

If you have an end of Lease flea Treatment in Lane Cove please give me a call it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Lane Cove.


Video transcript: Hi Bruce from A1 Pest Control we’re in the in the city suburb of Leichhardt. We’ve got a single story apartment, no signs of furniture, no signs of
fleas and no carpet.

I’m just about to hand the certificate to the client. So if you need an end of lease flea treatment in Leichhardt, give me call.

Bruce from A1 Pest Control Leichhardt.

St Marys

This what one of our happy clients in St Marys said about us recently:

Surry Hills:

This location was very well maintained and free of fleas. In NSW it is the Landlord’s responsibility at the start of the tenancy to provide the new tenants a safe and clean from vermin accommodation, but if the current tenant doesn’t maintain the property (especially if they have a pet), then it is their responsibility to rectify it. If they DO have a pet in Sydney NSW, they will need a certificate or paid tax invoice.

This one certainly qualified for the certificate and I gave it to him immediately after the service.

Surry Hills Lane

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"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
Carmel Thomas
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