Fleas

Fleas

Although it’s not nearly as prevalent as it once was, Fleas are the most common transmitter of the Bubonic Plague. Fleas also spread the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans via infected rats, and Flea saliva can cause serious flea allergy dermatitis in pets and their excrement can cause allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also spread tapeworms and cause anemia in pets, which is why active flea management is an important component of pet care.

Aliases:

  • Cat Fleas
  • Dog Fleas
  • Siphonaptera
  • Oriental Rat Fleas
  • Human Fleas

Description:

  • Size: Typically 1/8th of an inch long
  • Color: Generally black, but the fancier ones can be a Reddish-Brown

Characteristics:

  • Fleas will usually move into your home via your pet. If you see your cat or dog scratching themselves more than usual, it could be the first sign of a flea infestation
  • Flea bites can leave itchy, red irritating bumps on humans and can jump up to six inches, so no one is safe from these blood sucking parasites
  • They’ve been known to spread ringworm to dogs and cats, so watch out for small, moving bugs on your animals

The Crimes :

  • Infestation
  • Feeding on Human & Pet Blood
  • Spreading Disease
  • Causing Itchy, Painful Red Welts
  • Aggravated Allergy Causation

Flea Problems? Contact the Experts!

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WARNING! Fleas should be considered armed and dangerous.
Do not attempt to exterminate them by yourself. Contact Expert Pest Control immediately at (800) 235-3093.