Fleas carry a host of disease-causing organisms that can cause Lyme disease and dermatitis (due to flea allergies). Also, while dog fleas generally avoid humans, this particular flea does play a role in the development of tapeworms. Because these tapeworms can infect children, it is important to be proactive in preventing fleas from infesting your home.
Outdoors, fleas prefer shady, humid areas where animals spend a lot of time. This can include places like dog houses or pet shelters, animals nests or dens (raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, opossums), or crawl spaces. When they are indoors, fleas generally live in your pet’s fur, however, larvae and flea eggs can also be in carpet and bedding.
Fleas are parasites, feeding on the blood of their host. While adult fleas feed on the blood of either a pet or human, larvae feed on the feces of adult fleas, dandruff, and other organic waste that is found in fur of clothing.
A flea infestation can be a horrible problem, both for your pets and for you. If you find yourself with a flea infestation on your hands, contact EagleShield and our team will eliminate these pests for you! Don’t let your pets itch go on any longer, let the pest control experts today!