Fleas are small, wingless insects that can live on a variety of animals such as cats, dogs, and other household pets. Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts by biting into their skin with sharp little teeth in order to get a meal.
Their slender bodies, along with their swift legs, allow them to feed quickly on the blood of their unsuspecting prey and are tiny, about 1/6″ in length; reddish brown, and flattened.
They also have piercing mouthparts that they use to hold onto their victims as they feed.
A variety of different parasites can be transferred from a flea which makes them doubly dangerous. Not only are they capable of transmitting tapeworms to both people and animals, but their bites themselves may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
The flea bite is a small red spot surrounded by some halo-ish icky stuff. It may get itchy and can lead to an intense need for you or your pet to itch, which could result in secondary infections.
Though the concern for fleas is minimal in America, they are responsible for carrying and transmitting diseases to people. They can also make pets and animals ill by giving them anemia.
Flea problems can be caused by a variety of factors, some of the most common reasons are listed below:
When you notice fleas in your yard or home, it’s important to seek professional help from your pet’s vet and a pest expert as soon as possible.
Fleas are among the most prolific breeders in nature, left unchecked, a small infestation will quickly turn into an out-of-control one.
Fleas spend their entire lives on their host, so you will find them anywhere the host lives.
Fleas are a common pest in homes, especially during the summer months. They can be found anywhere: carpets, furniture, or even on your pet. Fleas are often found in tall grass, among leaves, and under the dirt below decks and bushes.
If you’ve noticed an increase of flea bites on yourself or pets or if there is a lot of scratching going on, it might not just be allergies - you may have a flea infestation!
24H Pest Pros is the best choice for flea removal. They offer a variety of services to keep your home healthier and pest-free.
We offer fast response times and the knowledge that our pest removal services will be effective. You won’t have to worry about pests coming back after we do our job.
We have the perfect solution for pesky fleas. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help eliminate those pests from your property using environmentally-friendly, and low-impact products.
Preventing fleas is super important to the health and safety of your family. Partner with 24h Pest Pros, and ensure that you consider these flea prevention tips:
Moving places is stressful enough, but it's important to consider the essentials of preventive pest control before you even start unpacking. Fortunately, there are severalRead More
Part of having a yard is dealing with all the critters that wander over to visit you. Some will be cute and furry, while othersRead More
Many people do not realize they have booklice problems before finding the infestations in their homes. Booklice have not been formally tested for lice andRead More