Common NameFleas
Latin NameCtenocephalides felis which means cat flea

How to get rid of this?.To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Fleas are the most prevalent parasite found on fur-bearing animals, such as dogs and cats. There are an estimated 2,000 species of fleas worldwide, and more than 300 types are found in the United States. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the most common domestic flea.

These insects are small dark brown color, they measure about 1/4 of an inch and do not have wings. They are very slim and can move through body hair very easily. Their hind legs are used to jump and they have many spikes and hairs in their body, in their mouthparts they are adapted to perforate the skin and suction blood.

They are very common and can become very dangerous if not treated quickly and properly.

Cycle of Life: Have 4 stages

Eggs: They are deposited in a pet at the place where they sleep, or in holes or cravings by the floor; around a week’s time the come out of the eggs they mature and become

Larvas: They are different from the adult plagues, they have a worm-like appearance and the legs are missing, they do not eat fresh blood, only organic material such as dry blood.

Pupal: After about 12 days the fleas they will be in the pupal stage and then become fully adult fleas.

Adult: Their main source of food is fresh animal blood more than once per day, they can live more than a year in certain cases, if they have not been detected during the whole year in the place, but will become a big problem once they start attacking and looking for food. They generally bite in the ankles and lower part of the legs.

There are different types of insecticides that are used to fight pests either in animals or when infiltration of them. There are other types of insecticides that are venomous, which is better to get an expert for this task; and for the pets in the house is best to take them directly to the Veterinarian to go by their knowledge.

CALL NOW!Inspection is the first and foremost step!


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