If you own pets you are probably already familiar with fleas. They are common parasites that feed off of blood and their favorite hosts are usually our furry friends like cats and dogs. They can also end up on your property by hitching rides on rabbits, foxes, birds, rats, mice or any other long-haired animal.
Fleas are wingless insects that are extremely agile and outstanding jumpers. In fact, fleas are one of the longest jumpers in relation to their size in the entire animal kingdom. This jumping ability allows them to transfer from one host to another rather easily, including from pets to their humans. This is why flea control is necessary around homes.
Are fleas dangerous?
As parasites, the greatest concern about the presence of fleas in your 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.
Signs of a Flea infestation
If your dog is constantly scratching and/or biting himself, he may have fleas. Don’t just assume it’s season allergies or an itch! Always check to be sure
This is basically flea droppings and it will look like tiny black or red flecks on your dog – usually on their belly or by the base of the tail. Don’t assume it’s dirt, especially if your dog has been scratching and biting.
Dogs that are allergic to fleas or if they been scratching and biting a lot can develop red, infected skin. If you start seeing red, irritated or even bald skin, check for fleas.
Much harder to see than the actual fleas, the larvae are a dirty white in color and measure 3 to 5.2mm in length
Do you find yourself scratching at what appears to be nothing? Look closer. If you have small red bumps on you it may be flea bites. If you’re getting bitten, chances are you have fleas in your bed.
Types of Fleas
The most common species of fleas are:
- Cat flea – small, flat and brownish and prefer feline hosts, but can be found on some other hosts, as well. They cannot live entirely on human blood, so will often drop off of human hosts fairly quickly.
- Dog flea – tiny insects, also with flat bodies, and are black in color. They have bristles that allow them to hang on to dog fur even when grooming is occurring.
- Bird flea – also known as a hen flea. These prefer chickens and can infest an entire hen house very quickly.
That’s why you need a fumigation company with experience and the correct combination of effective pesticides to get rid of the flea problem for good.
However, if you need to use pesticides without seeking the help of a licensed fumigation company, you can buy from our online shop.
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There are ways to prevent fleas from returning, and our qualified and certified flea control and flea prevention experts can give you advice to stop further infestations. Some things to remember:
- Keep pets groomed and cleaned
- Clean your carpets, rugs and furniture often
- Try to keep wildlife away that could have fleas
- Stay away from areas known to house fleas
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