Fleas

Ant
Red/Brown
Color
2.5 mm
Size
6
Legs
Very Not
Danger
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Fleas are extremely tiny pests and could be hard to spot. These wingless creatures can grow up to 2.5 mm long and have a shiny reddish brown color. On their bodies are microscopic hair that you might also notice. Fleas are considered parasites and feed off any animals such as dogs, cats, or rats. They are unable to fly but they have three sets of elongated legs that help them to jump very long distances. When it comes to an infestation, you want to be sure to take care of the problem quickly because they are considered one of the fastest reproducers. A female can lay anywhere from 40-50 eggs per day and usually do so on the backs of your dog or animal. Once those eggs are laid, they usually drop onto your furniture, clothing and other areas around your home. If you see numerous amounts of fleas in your home and it is affecting your animal, take them to a vet and contact a pest professional immediately.

Signs of Infestation:

If you have a flea infestation it should be very noticeable, especially if you have pets. The hard thing about having an infestation is getting rid of them. When you have an infestation, you may notice that your pets are scratching their hinds and neck areas much more often. You want to check those areas, which is where most fleas like to feed off of and see if they have any hair loss or redness. Another thing you want to look out for are tiny fleas jumping around on their fur or red and black droppings on them. As soon as you notice that you have an infestation, you want to make sure that you contact a pest professional immediately because they are extremely quick reproducers and can lay anywhere from 40-50 eggs per day.

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