Fleas Pest Control is often needed because fleas carry diseases. For cats or dogs, flea bites become very swollen and inflamed, causing considerable discomfort, and the first sign of trouble is usually when you see your pet constantly scratching.
The real trouble is that once a flea gets settled on a pet, or in a warm cushion, upholstered chair or rug, it isn’t alone for long.
Dog fleas, for example, can live for up to 14 days and female fleas can lay up to 40 eggs every day. Those eggs hatch into tiny larvae that burrow into your carpets and upholstery, where the larvae can lie for many months. When the adult flea emerges it will jump on to the first passing ‘host’ – which can include you or your dog.