Use this interactive calendar below that will explain the life cycles of all insects listed and what is happening during each season. With product recommendations for the different time of the year.
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General Information about Fleas
Fleas are small, wingless insects that are about the size of a sesame seed (0.1 – 0.32 cm), adults feed exclusively on the blood of mammals, including humans and birds. A flea's compressed body allows it to move quickly through the hairs or feathers of its host. The spines on their legs project backward anchoring them to the host. Adult fleas are found on the host and their larvae and pupae live in the host's nests or sleeping areas.
What to Look For - Signs of a Flea Infestation
Flea bites can be one symptom of flea infestation in your home. Although fleas usually bite dogs and cats, they may also bite people. Bites can be very irritating, both to pets and people alike. Chemicals in flea saliva trigger an immune response that causes itching. Most of the times pets are a source of flea infestations in homes. Your cat or dog can catch fleas while running around the yard, or from other animals.
- Flea bites often appear around the ankles or legs, waist, armpits, breasts, or in the folds of the elbows and knees.
- Bites are usually itchy and often red
- They may even become sore or painful
- Some people are more sensitive to flea bites and may even develop hives or a rash near the bite
*symptoms can vary from person to person & be similar to other insect bites or rashes.