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Fleas

Fleas

 

We all know that fleas are a big problem for our furry best friends, sometimes causing health complications like anemia and tapeworms. What we need to keep in mind is that fleas can be an equally big threat for humans, too. A female flea can lay as many as 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs turn into grub-like larvae, which then develop into pupae that settle inside a cocoon. When something warm moves by the pupae, such as an animal or human, they unzip from their cocoon and jump onto the heat source.

 

Fleas can jump as high as 8 inches. Fleas can also live on linens, sofas, and inside of carpets. It can be fairly easy to recognize if there are fleas in your home. Aside from notice excessive itchiness in yourself, your pets and family, you can observe the bites they leave behind. Unlike mosquito bites that swell over time, flea bites remain relatively small. They appear as little red bumps and go away by themselves without the necessary help medications and creams. Perhaps the best treatment for protecting your home against fleas is to simple vaccinate your pet at your local veterinary hospital.

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