Color: dark, reddish-brown
Legs: 3 pairs
Shape: laterally compressed, flattened side to side
Often, eggs lain in pet hair or fur drop out where your pet rests or sleeps. Eggs hatch into larvae and can be found in carpet, rugs, upholstered furniture, or in your bed. Outdoors, fleas develop in sand, gravel, and dirt. Depending on the stage of development, adult fleas can survive or remain in a limbo state if no blood host is available for up to a year. Let us show you how to get rid of fleas in or around your home.
The adults can transmit bubonic plaque from rodent to humans and oriental rat fleas can transmit endemic typhus fever from rats to humans. Tapeworms can be transmitted to dogs and cats. It can also be transmitted to children if parts of infested fleas are accidentally consumed. They can cause allergy dermatitis and skin irritations as well.
High infestation may require destroying pet bedding and treatments to your home, pets, and yard can be costly.
For an effective solution on how to get rid of fleas, you should treat your pet and their bedding and your home inside and outside at the same time. Vacuum rugs and carpets at least every other day when fleas are present to help remove the flea larvae and to open the carpet’s nap for effective treatment.
Very small brown to black insects with incredible jumping ability and aggressive biting tendencies, they guys can drive you nuts. If you have a pet, the pest must be treated by your vet. If you do not have a pet (fleas left by prior tenant) the biting will be more intense.
What we do to get rid of them:
The preparation and the treatment are quite detailed. You can get a lot of relief in the first treatment but two follow-ups over a 30 day period is required to break the life cycle. Their eggs are resistant to the pesticide.