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Fleas and ticks are a common problem in homes, especially those with pets. You may discover a problem with fleas and ticks even if you do not have pets, if previous owners of your property kept cats or dogs.  

Fleas and ticks may also be carried on other, especially hairy, animals like rabbits, foxes, squirrels, rats and mice.

As parasites, the greatest concern about the presence of fleas in home or business comes from their bites. Although these are not painful, they can result in an uncomfortable itch or rash. Your pets could also develop allergies to flea saliva.

If you need help with fleas in home, call Rentokil Pest Control today on +94 11 7652 400 or contact us online.

Practical steps and tips on how to prevent fleas and ticks infesting your property

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Rentokil’s flea and tick treatments

Although fleas do not have wings, they have incredibly powerful elongated legs. These allow them to jump long distances and move easily between you and your pets, leaving behind itchy bites.

Successful control requires treatment of both your property and your pets, if you have them.

At Rentokil, we offer safe, effective treatments for your home or business to ensure complete control of your infestation. Our certified technicians understand the habits of flea species ensuring targeted treatments to get rid of all your fleas.


Interesting facts about fleas & ticks


  • Female flea can lay around 2,000 eggs in her lifetime
  • In almost all flea species, the females are larger than the males
  • Female fleas can lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal
  • Adult fleas can jump about 6" vertically



  • Adult ticks can survive up to 8 months without food or water
  • When a tick found a feeding spot, it grasps the skin, cuts into the surface and then inserts its feeding tube into the skin
  • A single adult female can consume 0.6 ml of blood or more

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