Appearance: Fleas are small, wingless insects with a laterally compressed body, designed for easy movement through the fur or feathers of their hosts. They are typically reddish-brown in color.
Location: Commonly found in areas frequented by pets or wildlife, fleas feed on the blood of their hosts, causing discomfort and potential health issues.
Flea Infestation Concerns
Fleas are not only a nuisance to pets but also pose health concerns for humans. These blood-feeding insects can transmit diseases and cause allergic reactions. In homes with pets, flea infestations can quickly become overwhelming, affecting the comfort and well-being of animals and their human companions.
What Causes a Flea Infestation?
Flea infestations often start with the introduction of fleas into the home through pets or wildlife. Female fleas lay eggs on their hosts, which fall off into the environment, such as carpets, bedding, or pet resting areas. In favorable conditions, flea eggs hatch into larvae, pupate, and emerge as adult fleas, establishing a cycle of infestation.
Signs of a Flea Infestation
- Pet Scratching: Excessive scratching, biting, or grooming in pets can be an early sign of a flea infestation.
- Red Bites on Humans: Flea bites on humans often result in itchy, red welts, typically concentrated around ankles or lower legs.
- Flea Dirt: Tiny, dark particles resembling dirt may be visible in areas where pets rest. This “flea dirt” is actually flea feces and indicates an infestation.
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