Fleas

Control Fleas in Vancouver, Surrey and Lower Mainland

INFORMATION

Flea on a Hand

Fleas are dark reddish brown, flat 1/12 to 1/6 inch in size and having 6 legs.

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dog and human.

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Habits

Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. They infest both household pets and wild animals. Fleas use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally.


Flea Life CycleHabitat

Fleas usually remain on their warm-blooded hosts at all times. They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, or blankets, which can transfer fleas to their new environments. They are often found infesting opossums, raccoons, and skunks in urban settings.

Threats

Fleas are the most common transmitter of the rare Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infested rats. Their saliva can cause serious Flea Alergy Dermatitus in pets, and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.

FLEA Prevention

Clean and vacuum frequently to help flea populations and prevent the laying of eggs. Keep your lawn groomed to avoid rodent habitation. Protect pets by keeping them on leash when outside, bathing and grooming pets regularly, visiting a veterinarian annually, and using flea treatments according to direction. It is important to hire a pest professional to rid your home of rodents and fleas.

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