Facing Flea Infestation
Flea infestation could be one of the worst things your home could experience. Fleas are small and wingless insects that have been around for many, many years. They are considered a parasite as they feed off the blood of any warm-blooded body. They are mostly found on dogs and cats, but are known to attach themselves to people by leaving bites that can leave open sores on the body. They have been known to transmit disease and cause allergic reactions in both people and pets. Because flea infestation is so serious, flea removal should not be optional.
Adult fleas draw blood from a host and prefer to feed on hairy animals, as their bodies are designed to allow for easy movement through animal fur. This is how fleas enter the home, and how they can become a problem as they begin to seek out additional hosts to feed from that are living in the home.
Signs that you may be experiencing a flea problem is when your dog or cat are repeatedly scratching and grooming themselves, or on humans, where the flea’s bites leave marks. Flea bites are generally small and different then mosquito bites which usually leave a larger red bump and accompanying itch. Flea dirt, the feces from the adult flea, is also an indicator that you may have a flea problem. The flea dirt resembles ground pepper and can be found in pet bedding, carpets, rugs and other areas where the animal host lays down. We recommend using flea prevention, especially if you have had trouble with fleas in the past.