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Some Facts About Fleas
Fleas are insects of the order Siphonaptera. They are external parasites whose mouthparts are adapted to pierce skin and feed on the blood of birds and other mammals (Hematophagy). They have no wings and as such cannot fly, but they can jump long distances. Adult females lay about 1500 eggs.
How do you know if you have fleas?
Adult fleas are typically 1-2mm in length. Their colour varies from dark brown to red, depending on when they last fed. Fleas are compressed laterally (flattened sideways) and move away from light (they are ‘negatively phototaxic’).
If humans are bitten, the bites will often itch and leave marks, which vary in colour and size from person to person. Dogs and cats will often scratch excessively. If the infestation is heavy, you may see fleas jumping (surprisingly high). Often though they are very difficult to see.
Dog Fleas, Cat Fleas or Other Fleas?
Both cats and dogs can attract fleas, but in many cases, they are not to blame. Fleas are often associated with birds or rodents that have found their way into your attic. As is often the case, it is important to identify and eliminate the source in order to eradicate the infestation. Our service will include identification of the flea by an entomologist to eliminate any doubt.
If you have a problem with Fleas you can call Ged:
tel: 01753 38 44 82
mob: 07505 961901
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