Fleas are small flightless insects that form the order Siphonaptera. They live by consuming the blood of their hosts. The adult flea can grow up to 3mm long and are usually brown in colour. Their mouth is adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood whilst their hind legs are adapted for jumping. This enables them to leap a distance of up to 50 times their body length.
Fleas are most commonly found in properties which have pets, such as cats and dogs. Although they can lay dormant in properties for several months.
The biggest problem caused by fleas is their bite. The bite can be itchy and cause a rash, typical areas include the lower legs and feet.
For further details and information on treatments of these pest species, please contact P & P PEST CONTROL LTD on 01873 830204 or email us for free advice and/or a no obligation survey.