Fleas are small, wingless insects that survive by drinking the blood of their hosts. Fleas can be found on dogs, cats, and humans as well as other animals. With heads surrounded by sharp spikes and mouths that can pierce through their host’s skin, fleas are perfectly adapted for their method of survival.
Despite their small size, fleas can cause big problems. Found on humans, fleas can cause itching, rash, illness and injury. Humans with an allergic reaction to flea bites can get rashes or may have more severe reactions.
If you have a dog or a cat, protecting your pet from fleas is important. A pet that has been infested with fleas can easily spread fleas to humans in their household. Therefore, it is important to understand how to properly identify fleas, how they can be prevented, and how you can treat and get rid of them in your home. Most of the time, you can prevent your pet from getting fleas by giving your pet medical preventatives prescribed by the veterinarian. You can also prevent your pet from getting fleas by making smart pet care choices and by preventing your pet from coming into contact with another animal that is also infested.
One thing to remember when trying to eliminate fleas from your home is that for every one flea you see, there may be 99 fleas hiding somewhere in your house. If you have a flea problem, it’s important to eliminate them.Read more Fleas Invading Your Home? Identification, Extermination, and Prevention Tips