Identification

  • Length: 1- 4 mm

    Colour and shape: brown to blackish; small and wingless

    Lifespan: Under favorable conditions, fleas may live several months

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about fleas?

    • Under ideal conditions, female fleas can lay a total of 400 eggs, in a period of 6-7 months.

    • The eggs of fleas are small, whitish, and difficult to observe with the unaided eye. 

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with fleas?​

    • Fleas can cause the skin to become irritated causing inflammation and itching.

    • They can transmit diseases to hosts via contaminated fecal matter. 

  • 3.

    How do fleas impact my property?

    • Fleas can be expensive to eliminate.

    • They can multiply quickly and become irritating, affecting the welfare of the occupants.

    • Fleas can hide in numerous areas.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent fleas from invading?

    • Carefully check yourself when returning from trips.

    • Be cautious of stray animals or wildlife.

    • Maintain good housekeeping practices.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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