In as much that pets are adorable, they can bring very trouble most notably when they get fleas. They bring these creepy creatures kindly within their houses. After this pest gets inside, they start to nestle and strain, infesting more than one area of your home and impose health risk to family members and pets.
Fleas are a common problem in Australian homes, particularly those with pets. You may discover a problem with fleas even if you do not have pets, if previous owners of your property kept cats or dogs. Fleas can also be carried on other (especially hairy) creatures like rabbits, rats, mice and livestock such as pigs.
As parasites, the largest issue with regard to the existence of fleas in your home or business comes from their bites. Although these are not painful, they can result in an embarrassing itch or reactive rash. Your pets may also develop hypersensitive reactions to the flea saliva.
The main meal of fleas is usually blood from mammals. Adult fleas feed on blood and can drink 15 times their own weight per day. Their larvae feed on a pet or human dandruff, discarded skin, hair, and any other organic debris they can find in your premises. You will often find fleas comfortably snuggled in your pet’s fur. Their eggs can also spread throughout your entire property, infesting your bedding, furniture, and flooring. Larvae often lurk deep inside the carpet fabric or inconvenient hardwood floor crevices. It’s not easy to dismiss fleas. Mostly, we see the tiny bloodsuckers as a nuisance for pets and for us not a serious threat to anyone’s health.