Full-sized fleas are insects that are a dark brown color. They are about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long, flattened, wingless, and with hard shell bodies that make them very difficult to crush and kill. Fleas have large hind legs that allow them to jump very far. This makes it easy to travel around and switch hosts. These insects lay about 20 eggs per day, allowing them to reproduce very quickly.
Fleas feed by sucking the blood of animals (or any warm blooded mammal, including humans) with its specialized piercing mouth parts. Outdoors they usually land and host on rats, mice, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and foxes. Indoors, they feed on your dogs and cats – and you!
These nasty insects are known for carrying diseases such as allergic dermatitis, tapeworm and a variety of bacterial infections. If you have fleas or think you do, contact us today for a free evaluation!
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