Fleas

fleas
Information on Fleas

Fleas are parasites that live off the blood of mammals and birds.

They attack a wide variety of warm-blooded creatures, namely humans, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits… in other words – your family pets.

Fleas are a nuisance to their hosts, causing an itching sensation, which in turn can result in the host attempting to remove the creature by biting, scrtaching or pecking.

Flea saliva can actually result in allergic reactions in many people and animals, leaving a burning, red rash.

Flea bites most often appear as a line of small, raised spots, and can remain itchy for several weeks, and in the case of large infestations can even lead to anemia.

Besides the problems posed by the creature itself, fleas can also act as a carrier for diseases such as typhus, as well as the transferral of tapeworm.

Fleas are carriers of disease, and are best controlled with a regular programme of inspection and treatment.

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