Fleas

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Size

Normally are brownish-black in colour; however, after feeding they will take on a reddish hue

Colour

Measure about 1.5 mm in length, depending on species

Scientific name

Siphonaptera

How to identify if you have fleas

Identifying if you have fleas in your home or on your pets can be difficult, as they are very small and can be difficult to see. The best way to determine if you have fleas is to look for signs of flea activity. These signs can include seeing fleas hopping around on your pet or furniture, noticing small black specks or flea dirt (dried blood) on your pet or furniture, or seeing your pet excessively scratch or bite itself.

If you think you may have fleas, you can also check your pet’s fur for eggs and larvae. Flea eggs are small and white, while larvae look like small worms. If you find any of these, it’s a sure sign that you have fleas. Another good way to identify fleas is to use a flea comb as you brush your pet’s fur. Flea combs are specially designed to grab onto adult fleas and pull them out of the fur. If you notice any fleas on the comb, it’s a clear sign that you have a flea infestation.

Why do I have fleas

If youve identified that you have fleas, its important to determine how they got into your home. Fleas can be brought in by other pets or wildlife, or they can be picked up outdoors. Its also possible that you have a flea infestation due to poor hygiene or a lack of regular cleaning. Regardless of how the fleas got into your home, its important to take steps to eliminate them quickly.

Where Do Fleas Live

Fleas prefer to live in warm and humid environments, so they are usually found in carpets, furniture, bedding, and pet bedding. They can also be found in crevices and cracks in walls and floors. Fleas can be difficult to locate, so its important to thoroughly inspect your home for signs of infestation.

What Do Fleas Eat
Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts, which can include humans, pets, and other animals. They are most active at night, when they will feed on their hosts blood. Fleas will also feed on the blood of their hosts during the day when they are disturbed or disturbed by movement.
 
How Long Do Fleas Live

The average flea has a lifespan of about two to three months, although some can live for up to a year in the right conditions. Fleas reproduce quickly and lay eggs that can hatch within two to three days. The fleas will then go through a pupal stage before emerging as adults.

How can I prevent getting fleas

The best way to prevent fleas is to keep your home and pets clean and free of debris. Vacuum your carpets regularly, wash your pet’s bedding, and groom your pet regularly. You should also keep your pet away from areas where other animals may have fleas, such as parks or other public spaces. Additionally, you can use flea preventative products on your pet to help keep fleas away.

Types of fleas

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