- Fleas are small, wingless and about 2.5 mm long.
- Their bodies are shiny and reddish brown in color, covered with microscopic hair and are compressed to allow for easy movement through animal fur.
- Fleas do not have wings
- Capable of jumping long distances.
How Did I Get Fleas?
Flea infestations often come from your family pet. They attach to the animal when it’s outside, and then infest its fur and the places it sleeps indoors. Flea prevention for both the home and yard can be difficult. Without a proactive approach, any pet owner is vulnerable to an infestation.
Fleas depend on a blood meal from a host to survive. In many instances, fleas may become an inside problem when the animal they previously fed on is no longer around. Then fleas focus their feeding activity on the people live in the home.
Example: Is when a mouse inside the home is trapped and removed, the fleas that previously fed on the
mouse are then forced to feed on pets or people.
Are fleas a serious problem?
- Flea bites may leave the host with numerous swollen, itchy marks.
- They can cause allergic reactions in some people and can transmit several diseases.
- Pets with fur are the most at risk.
- Fleas can bite people and pets and can be a big nuisance.
- According to a CDC statement, the number of illnesses caused by flea bites tripled between 2004 and 2016.
- The most frustration issue of a flea infestation is the time and work it takes to remove. Treatment plans requires treating infected animals, cleaning flea-infested areas, and taking preventative measures to keep the fleas from returning.
- Most of the time simply using over-the-counter products for controlling fleas will not resolve the root causes of the infestation.
An Arrow Pest Management Specialist will conduct a thorough inspection and locate areas where the
immature stages of the flea population are residing.