The flea is a small insect that has a reddish brown colour and measures about 2mm long with a lateral flattened body, which makes it easier for the flea to move within the host’s hair. The most noticeable features of fleas found cats and dogs, are their large legs that make it possible for them to jump. They also have a number of dark non-sensory spines on the frontal part of the head and in the rear segment.
Fleas will not only bite you and cause intensely irritating itching, but they can also give you sleepless nights with the sensation caused by the tiny spikes on their feet. Although many people try over the counter products, they are often simply not effective enough, and in order to rid themselves of the problem for good they seek out professional providers for flea pest control.
Where you are likely to find fleas
While fleas thrive on cats and dogs, fleas can also live on humans. If you spot even one of these little parasites on your pets, it is advisable to get pest control for fleas immediately, before the fleas breed and the problem escalates. Flea bites can cause distress to the host and they have been known to provide an intermediate home for tapeworms that grow in the digestive system of not only cats and dogs but also people. Children are more susceptible to tapeworms than adults. To keep your home safe, flea and pest control is needed to get rid of the infestation.