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Everything About Fleas and How to Eliminate them From your Home or Business

 

Fleas

Siphonaptera

Fleas are a small wingless parasite of all kinds of mammals and birds; they survive by consuming their blood. Their flattened sideway bodies allow for them to move freely through its host’s furs or feathers. Their sharp claws prevent them from being dislodged and their mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Their hind legs developed to use a protein called resilin which is stored up and helps them jump up to 7” vertically.

Adults are 3 mm long, their shiny bodies are reddish brown in color and covered in microscopic hairs. Their bodies are thin and flat allowing them to move freely through the fur and feathers of animals

How do you get rid of Fleas?

Professional methods.

How to identify Fleas 

Fleas are a small wingless parasite of all kinds of mammals and birds; they survive by consuming their blood. Their flattened sideway bodies allow for them to move freely through its host’s furs or feathers. Their sharp claws prevent them from being dislodged and their mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Their hind legs use a protein called resilin which is stored up and helps them jump up to 7” vertically.

Adults are 3mm long, their shiny bodies are reddish brown in colour and covered in microscopic hairs. Their bodies are thin and flat allowing them to move freely through the fur and feathers of animals

Signs of a Flea Infestation

Seeing fleas hopping on carpets drapery and other furniture. Take a close look at your pet’s, pull back their fur and look for multiple dots, found in the groin and armpit areas on household pets If you have noticed your animals scratching excessively, you may have Fleas.

Where did they come from / how did I get them?

 

What does Pest Fleas?

 

How Serious are Fleas?

Fleas act as vectors and can transmit a number viral and bacterial infections. Some of the diseases that can be transmitted are typhus, bubonic plague. Cat Fleas carry disease such as Typhus through fecal matter.

How Addison Can Help Eliminate a Fleas

Mention Addison’s free quote/consultation service.

Home remedies / organic and natural cures – also why these may not work as well as our methods.

 

How Addison can help Prevent Fleas Infestations in the Future

How to avoid getting them, how to protect your home from them getting in, etc

 

Additional Information

Fleas feed on blood and depend on it for survival. When eggs are laid by the fleas they do not attach to the hairs, the eggs fall to the ground and fall into cracks in the floor, carpets, rugs and bedding. They will hatch within two days, going through four life cycles. They emerge from the egg in search of organic material of any kind. Fleas are blind and will avid sunlight, this means the will keep to dark and humid places where they thrive.

 

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More resources (links to government websites, CDC / WHO etc, and University studies)

 

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