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If you have a flea infestation problem and think you might need help to get rid of them, give Surekill Pest control in Yorkshire a call! As professional pest control and elimination experts with over 20 years experience in helping property owners and commercial businesses getting rid of fleas and insect problems we can help, using proven methods. Call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

Key Features:
Small (2mm) wingless insects, flattened side to side, red-brown with backwardly directed spines and legs designed for jumping.

Flea

Flea

Biology:
All adult fleas are parasitic on warm-blooded animals. Larval stages live in the nest of the host and feed on skin, feathers and, most importantly, the blood-rich faeces of the adult flea. When fully grown the larvae spin well camouflaged silken cocoons. When fully developed the adult waits within this until it detects the vibrations caused by a potential host. Only then does it emerge. The complete lifecycle takes about a month in the summer.

Distribution:
The Cat Flea is by far the commonest species of flea and readily bites humans. The Human Flea and the Bird Flea are next in importance. Dog fleas are rare, although other species may become temporarily attached to dogs.

Significance:
Adult fleas feed on blood. Their bites can cause intense irritation around the central bright red spot. Different people react differently to a bite, both in terms of degree of reaction and time taken to react.

Because vibrations trigger the pupa to emerge, when people enter empty premises where infested cats previously lived, the human hosts can suffer significant attack.

If you have a problem with a flea infestation, call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

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