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Fleas are not only your pet’s worst nightmare, they are blood sucking parasites that will also attach themselves to: squirrels, rabbits, birds, rodents and yes, even humans causing allergic reactions and spreading diseases which can be fatal. are often carried into our homes by host animals that fleas feed upon and lay they eggs. Ridding our pets of fleas can often be accomplished by treating them with over the counter medications or prescriptions from a veterinarian. However, once your home and yard is infested with fleas it may be very difficult to be rid of them without the help of a trained flea pest control professional.

There are over two thousand species in the flea family, which are tiny wingless insects from 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. They have a very hard outer shell that is extremely difficult to crush and they can leap from 1200 to 2200 times their body length to assault their next victim. Fleas are stimulated and drawn to carbon dioxide exhaled by animals, as well as the heat they radiate and, sounds and vibrations.

Once fleas become established on a host or your living room carpet, they quickly begin to multiply. One flea can lay up to 5000 eggs in a lifetime. There are four cycles in the life of a flea; egg, larva, pupa and imago (adult). Fleas will lay approximately 20 eggs at a time which take two weeks to hatch then turn into larva, pupate and spin silken cocoons where they mature to adults. Fleas patiently wait for a host to come near, become stimulated and emerge from their cocoons to embrace and feast their new host. Fleas can stay in the larva stage for months and can last up to three years between feedings.

Fleas are not only an annoyance, they are potentially dangerous pests that must be dealt with quickly and deliberately before they become entrenched in your home. To completely , you should contact one of our flea pest control professionals serving your area. 

 


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