This small pest usually found in pet’s fur and can also be found on rats, moles, etc. They are wingless insects, but they have six legs that they use to jump from one host to another. They have a thin and flat body and covered with microscopic hair. Adult flea measures 2-2.5mm, have a brown to reddish color, and have mouthparts to extract blood from the host.
Flea’s eggs can be found on pet’s bedding, floors, or in furniture. Once hatched the larvae lives in the nest of the host and feeds on adult flea’s feces, food particles, dead insects, dead skin, and feathers.
Although there is insignificant evidence that fleas carry and spread diseases, their bites can cause severe irritation, inflammation, and secondary skin infections in pets and humans (depending on host’s skin sensitivity).
Our Treatment Plan
- Educate The Client To The Life Cycle
- Determine Attractant Items Or Areas
- Establish A Treatment Plan
- Treat With Flea Specific Pesticides