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Flea Facts

Fleas go through four cycles of life that include the egg, larva, pupa, and adult stage. Most people don’t discover they have fleas until they are at the adult phase of life because that is when they start biting you or your pets.

Most of the time there are flea eggs on your pet and around your home just waiting to start their lives and infest your home. This is why it is important to call a professional exterminator the moment you suspect you have fleas, so you can interrupt this lifecycle and not have them in your home.

Fleas can’t fly but can jump extremely high for their size. They can jump from host to host and even onto your furniture or carpet to find a new home. They drink the blood of their hosts and will leave behind itchy bumps on their skin.

Fleas can be carriers of different diseases to humans and can give your dog or cat heartworm. Heartworm can make your pet extremely sick and in some cases cause death. Fleas are tricky and can multiple fast, so it is essential to get them taken care of quickly.

Adult fleas will cling onto dogs whenever they have to lay eggs because they have to feed on fresh blood to multiply. Thus, dogs will experience itchiness whenever those fleas are bound to lay eggs. Also, when dogs are allergic to flea bites, they will scratch non-stop and will bite themselves to ease the itch. Fleas are not only dangerous to pets, but can also cause risk to humans if not removed. Thus, to have a friendly and healthy home, you need to seek the help of an exterminator near you.


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