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Fleas are not only a nuisance to humans and their pets but can cause medical problems such as dermatitis, secondary skin irritations and in extreme causes Anemia. Adult fleas develop inside a papal cocoon and remain in limbo until a blood source is near preferring cats and dogs because of the higher body temperate compared to humans. When fleas bite humans they cause an itchy reaction and sometimes bites may become infected.
Adult fleas are about 1.5 to 4.0mm long, brownish or dark reddish-brown, wingless, hard-bodied (difficult to crush between fingers), have three pairs of legs (hind legs enlarged enabling jumping) and are flattened vertically or side to side
Fleas can be found in your pets immediate environment especially their favorite resting and sleeping area. Fleas are excellent jumpers, leaping vertically up to 17.5cm and horizontally about 32.5cm.
Adults fleas are known to live from 2 months to a year without a blood feed but may live from two months to one year without feeding.Their food consists of digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and other organic debris.How ever Flea larva dont suck blood.
Adult fleas cannot survive or lay eggs without a blood meal they also reproduce with amazing speed in one month 10 females in the right conditions can generate a population of over 267,000 of offspring.Flea larvae pass through three larval stages and take a week to several months to develop in to Adult Fleas
To speak to one of our Qualified Technicians about fleas or any other pests Please call 0425 218 172