Fleas: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Fleas are extremely small, measuring from 1/12 to ‚Öô inches in length
  • They will feed on any warm-blooded creature through bites and scratching
  • A Flea bite looks similar to that of a mosquito bite, and on humans they are most often found below the knees
  • If seen by the naked eye Fleas will appear shiny and slender, and when they jump it will appear that they flew away or disappeared

Active Season

  • The main goal of an adult Flea is simply to reproduce
  • The lifespan of an adult flea is 2-3 months long
  • Fleas can be found on the interior of a home all year-round, but the winter dryness slows down their¬†activity
  • Outdoor Flea activity significantly increases during warm and humid summer months

Interesting Facts

  • Some Fleas have been known to lay up to 5000 eggs
  • An adult can jump 7 – 8 inches vertically and 14 – 16 inches horizontally. That would be comparable to a human jumping over a 30 story building and almost the length of 2 football fields

Cause for Concern

  • Fleas are extremely difficult to get rid of due to their reproductive abilities
  • They feed on humans and pets
  • Most common indoor fleas host the Dog Tapeworm parasite, which can infect humans if ingested

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • For an interior Flea treatment, people and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour. Any pets must be treated for fleas before we will come to treat. Carpets must be vacuumed on the day of treatment before our technician arrives. The treatment takes 3-4 weeks for complete eradication because of the complex egg cycle of the Flea

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Flea Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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