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Flea Identification


What are fleas?

Fleas are ectoparasites, meaning they live and feed on the outside of their host. The most common species of flea is the cat flea. Despite their name, they feed on a variety of hosts using their specialized, piercing mouthparts. Fleas feed on the blood of people, pets, and wild animals. Both male and female fleas consume blood meals. Fleas have hard bodies, making them almost impossible to crush. They are dark reddish-brown in color and are wingless. They have large and powerful hind legs that they use to jump out of the way of danger. Fleas can become a problem on any property or inside any home, whether pets are present or not.

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How can I prevent fleas & ticks in the future?

In conjunction with professional services, doing the following can help to prevent problems with fleas:

  • Keep grass on your property cut short.
  • Maintain shrubs or bushes.
  • Regularly wash pet bedding.
  • Inspect yourself, children, and pets for fleas before coming inside after spending time outdoors.
  • Inspect your pets for fleas after returning home from the veterinarian, groomer, kennel, or other boarding facilities.
  • Regularly vacuum areas where your pets spend most of their time.
  • Remove bird and wild animal feeders from your property that could attract wild animals to it.
  • Place all pets that can be on a year-round flea and tick control program under the guidance of their veterinarian.

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