Flea Pest Control Services
Flea is the common name for aphids belonging to the order Siphonaptera. These are external parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds.
Flea bites are both annoying, as itching, and dangerous, as these animals are intermediate hosts for many parasites. In this way they can facilitate the spread of epidemics. Flea protection is often used as a precautionary cleaning of homes, as bugs lay their eggs in dark and dusty places.
Because they transmit diseases, they are very dangerous animals.
The length of the insects ranges from 1.5 to 3.3 mm. They are usually brown. Their bodies are pressed laterally so that they can move on their victims’ hair or plumage (or, for humans, under their clothes). The jumps they make are about 200 times their body length, making them the best jumpers among known animals, compared to their body size. Their body is also characterized by hardness, which allows them to withstand pressure, such as e.g. scratching.
The female flea lays very small, white eggs in places where there is no light and in corners of dusty houses. Next are the larvae and the perfect insects. Although adult fleas feed exclusively on blood, larvae also feed on organic matter.
The most common flea species include:
- Cat flea
- Dog flea
- Human flea or Irritant flea
- Fleas of Northern Rats