Exe Estuary Pest Control can quickly eradicate these biting pest from your property keeping you and your pets itch free
Fleas are parasitic insects and different species live on particular animals i.e. cat fleas and dog fleas. Surveys have shown that most fleas found in the home are cat fleas.
Fleas are visible to the naked eye and are reddish in colour. They are instantly recognisable by their extremely long hind legs and flattened shape. This allows them to move quickly through hairs.
Infestations can spread quickly especially as a female can lay up to 50 eggs a day. Most eggs will fall off the pet and hatch wherever they are in the house, usually where the pet sleeps. Only a small number of the flea population in a house will be on the animal at a given time.
Flea eggs can lay dormant for long periods of time but will be stimulated by vibration and heat. When this happens an adult flea will emerge and seek food (often your ankle). This is why people can experience flea bites when they move in to a vacated property.