Fleas are a parasite which feed on the blood of warm blooded animals, including humans. You should take proper precaution to Protect Against Fleas.
They pierce the skin, inject an anti-coagulant chemical into the host to prevent blood clotting and suck out the blood some passing straight through their rectum in order to lay their eggs. A flea bite can cause acute irritation, infection and transfer of other parasites, such as, tapeworms.
Fleas often enter a building on dogs and cats, and are commonly deposited in carpeted areas, in the garden, yard and under the building. Flea eggs can take several weeks to more than 12 months to hatch – generally during hot humid weather causing an instant infestation of plague proportions.
As the weather warms everyone is spending more time outdoors, including dogs and cats. Just like us, pets are at risk for attracting ticks and fleas when outside, which can pose serious health risks. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds pet owners to take precautions to protect their pets from pests when outside this season.Read The National Pest Management Association Offers Tips to Get Rid of Ticks and Fleas
For more information and to Protect Against Fleas please contact Assure Pest Control.