Fleas

Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet

Season

  • Summer
  • Fall

Color

Size

0.125 - 0.25 inch

Inch Long

Shape

Round

What do Fleas look like?

Adult fleas range in color from reddish-brown to black. They have no wings and grow to be about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch long. Their bodies are flat which makes it easy to move through the fur of dogs, cats and other animals they feed on.

What are the signs of Fleas?

Adult fleas drink the blood of their host animals, usually cats and dogs, with their piercing-sucking mouthparts. Their spit is what irritates the animals, leaving a red spot where they drew blood. This is the easiest way to spot a case with fleas. Eggs are laid on the host animal and/or in its bedding.

What Damage do Fleas cause?

Fleas won’t cause actual damage to your home but can infest furniture. They can bother pets, making them scratch until they hurt themselves.

How do you prevent Fleas?

Fleas are often introduced onto properties via rodents and other wildlife passing by, making it impossible to keep these pests away. Our recommendation is to be proactive in your approach and try implementing these flea prevention tips:

Check pets often for fleas.
Clean pet bedding often (wash yours too if pets sleep in or on your bed).
Regularly vacuum areas where pets hang out.
Keep pets off the furniture.

How do I get rid of Fleas?

To get rid of fleas, you can spray the areas you find them in, but it doesn’t mean it will kill all 7 stages of the fleas lifespan. You can also give your pets a bath, but it might not get all of the fleas off. We can help you get rid of fleas from your property, call us today!

Can Fleas hurt me?

Fleas can carry and transmit several potential illnesses of importance to humans, including typhus and plague, and can transmit “cat scratch disease” (infection with Bartonella).

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What to Expect when Suburban Exterminating Arrives

When you contact Suburban Exterminating for flea control, we’ll dispatch one of our trained pest control technicians to evaluate the infestation and develop a plan of action that exterminates fleas. For best results, we encourage property owners to follow our instructions carefully and to work with their vet to have pets treated properly at the same time. Please contact us today for more information regarding our flea treatments.

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