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Fleas/Biting Insects

Fleas are usually found on cats, dogs, carpets, furniture, dusty floors, sandy sub floors, and even grassy areas. The bodies of adult fleas are laterally compressed, enabling them to move quickly and easily through dense hair or fur, and each of the six legs has a pair of claws at the tip to enable them to remain attached to the host, regardless of scratching. The hind legs are well developed to facilitate jumping onto a passing host.

Fleas only inhabit warm-blooded animals and both male and female adults survive on blood meals. Adult fleas do not spend their entire time on the host and often drop off between feeds. When a flea infestation occurs in a domestic residence, the bites are usually observed on the ankles and lower parts of the legs as small red spots, which is due to the injection of flea saliva at the time of biting to prevent the blood coagulating and can cause severe irritation.

Did you know?

  • Fleas can live for about 100 days.
  •  A pair of fleas can produce 400-500 offspring in their lifetime.
  •  A pair of fleas can produce 400-500 offspring in their lifetime.
  • A flea can jump up to 8 inches high.

Apex Pest Solutions will treat affected areas and recommend solutions to stop further infestations.