These tiny bugs are a source of irritation to many animals including household pets. Besides being itchy and bothersome, they can also become a nuisance to humans as well should the larvae go undetected and grow into adults in carpet or fabric of furniture.
Color – Dark brown
Length – 1/12” to 1/8” with a flat body
Diet – Fleas feed entirely on the blood of their host
Habitat – Generally, fleas live on the skin of rodents, cats, dogs, opossums and even humans. They look for a warm-blooded host
Impact – Fleas can spread diseases, all the while leaving behind red bumps that are itchy and irritating. Their saliva can also cause allergic reactions in pets and humans. Fleas should be exterminated if you notice their presence in your home or on your pet.