Fleas: Blood-sucking Bugs That Attack Your Beloved Pets

As the weather starts to warm up, the number of pests you have to deal with also is on the rise. Fleas are a particular pest that can present quite a problem to your beloved pets. These nasty critters thrive in the warm weather, and they are eager to make a meal of your furry friends.

cute dog with fleasFleas are a particularly bothersome pest. One of the problems lies in the fact that this pest is so small. Oftentimes, you will not even notice a problem, until it is too late. Fleas can easily hide in the fur of your beloved pets, where they remain out of sight. Then, before you know it, they have overrun your home. These pesky little insects are quick to reproduce…Once an adult flea has found a host, reproduction can begin in as little as twenty-four hours. During a single day, one flea can lay up to fifty eggs. Looking at the number here, it is no surprise that flea infestation can happen rather quickly.

Why Should You Care

A flea is a type of pest that survives off of blood. It is likely to attack your pet, or even you. The mere thought of a flea slowly draining blood is enough to bring concern. Yet certain hosts, both pet and human alike, will find that they are allergic to flea bites. These allergies can be very mild, or they can, in some cases, present a big problem.

What To Look For

At first, it may be difficult to notice the problem, as fleas are extremely small pests. A typical adult flea is two millimeters. Because of their small size, they are able to easily hide. If you notice your pet scratching, or see small red bit marks, you can be certain that fleas have invaded. Immediate action should be taken, as the problem will only get worse, if left alone. Contact your local pest control. Together, you can make sure that fleas are no longer a problem.

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