Fleas are small parasites that feed off of the blood of mammals and birds—including humans. They are extremely agile, and able to jump up to seven inches vertically! Their hard armored bodies are able to withstand extreme pressure, such as from mashing and scratching. They can generally even survive being crushed between your fingers.
Fleas feed on a wide variety of mammals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, humans, and rats. Their bites not only cause itching, but can commonly cause allergic reactions and rashes. Even more worrisome, though, is that they are commonly carriers for various diseases, bacteria, and viruses.
Treating flea infestations takes patience and persistence; for every flea you see, there are many more already developing in your home. There are a variety of treatments that can be used depending on the severity of the infestation. Get in touch with SPS Pest today for us to evaluate your flea problem and provide you with your treatment options.