What do they look like?
Adult fleas are normally 1- 4mm long, brownish in colour, without wings but with powerful legs adapted for jumping. Female fleas can live up to two years, during which time they can lay up to 1000 eggs each.
Where do they live ?
Adult fleas live exclusively as parasites of warm blooded animals. The females lay their eggs close to or on the infested animal. Wall to wall carpeting and soft furnishings also provide a relatively undisturbed environment for fleas to develop. They can also live in cracks and crevices in bare floors.
What do they eat?
Larvae feed on debris and adult flea droppings. Adult fleas feed solely on blood.
Fleas are not thought to transmit any serious illnesses to humans.
Although not all people are affected by flea bites, they can cause severe irritation.
Regular cleaning, particularly with a vacuum cleaner, will help prevent the build-up of infestation by removing eggs and larvae from floors, furniture and where pets sleep.
How can I get rid of them?
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