If you have had fleas in your home or apartment, then you know very well how intrusive these pests can be. They don’t hesitate biting anything that they can feed on from your pets to family members and guests. Fleas can bring about emotional distress and embarrassment. They can even make a home almost uninhabitable.

Fast Facts About Fleas

  • There are thousands of different flea species worldwide;
  • The most common species is known as the cat flea;
  • Cat flea isn’t exclusive to cats. They are aggressive biters of humans, and they also attack other pets including dogs;
  • Approximately eight other flea species can be found in the US
 

Cat Flea

From its name, you know that it can be found on cats. Inside a home, its favorite spot is the carpet, but you would still find its eggs anywhere inside your house apart from the skin of your pets. 

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Chicken Flea

A chicken flea can be found in a chicken’s head or face. From a distance, it would look as if the face or head of a fowl is full of black heads. However, you will discover that there’s actually a flea infestation on the animal itself if you take a closer look.

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Human Flea

Some folks say it is impossible for a human to be infested with fleas. From the discovery of human fleas, we already know that’s not true. These creatures stick and hide anywhere in the body that is full of hair like your head and underarm. However, they can easily be kept away from you through strict hygiene practice.

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Rat Flea

Because there are myriads of flea species that feed on animal blood, your pet mouse isn’t an exception to their source of food. What’s most people don’t know is that they can also feed on you. Rat fleas have varieties as well, namely Northern and Oriental. A Northern rat flea likes a home’s cozy atmosphere. If you find one, you must get rid of it immediately. As for an Oriental rat flea, it inhabits rivers and coastal areas.

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Flea Control Measures

If you want to exterminate fleas, it will begin with a thorough inspection conducted by a professional. The identification of the specific species that is present around the property is essential. An intensive inspection to every single part, nook, and cranny of a home is necessary in order to gain control of the problem as quickly as possible.

After an expert conducts the inspection, a written recommendation will be provided to you in order to establish a plan in the eradication of the pests present. You will be meeting with a technical adviser of a pest control company to agree on the control program that will be done in your property. If you choose a reliable, experienced pest control team, you will be given a guarantee of the results. There may still be fleas even after a treatment, so we suggest you subscribe to a full year of flea control and management.