What Are Fleas

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What Are Fleas

What Are Fleas?

Fleas are tiny parasites about 1/8 of an inch long. Typically reddish brown in colour, they can jump over 8x their own size and the females can consume about 15x their own body weight in blood each day. You may have heard the term ‘flea dirt’ before – well did you know that this dirt is actually fleas excreting partially digested blood? It also serves as food for the larvae.

Fleas don’t just itch, they can also cause dermatological issues in pets, anaemia in severe infestations and can transmit tapeworm to both pets and humans. This is why it is vital to take steps to eliminate fleas if you even suspect that they have infested your home.

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