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Flea Bites: The picture below shows some of the 300 cat flea bites this lady had!
What Are Fleas?
Fleas are distinctive from other insects in a number of key ways - they are quite small, flattened insects that are a few millimetres long, appearing brown in colour, with backward facing hairs that allow them to move easily through the victims (hosts) hair where they feed on the hosts blood.
the other significant features are the incredible jumping range and a distinctive dark brown to black eye on the head. In the picture above you can clearly see the powerful rear legs and claws on the ends of the legs for grasping the hosts flesh, ensuring they have a firm purchase whilst they feed. The human flea (Pulix irritans) is larger than these more commonly found fleas but must not be underestimated.
What Causes Fleas To Feed?
Fleas are external parasites that sit patiently in their pupae until such time as they are stimulated to hatch out and feed. This stimuli comes in the form of vibrations, temperature and air pressure fluctuations to name but a few. Once the flea thinks a passing meal is close by it immediatel bursts from its pupae directly onto the passing host (live meal).
Where On The Body Do Fleas Feed?
Fleas feed on any area of exposed skin. In humans the ankles and wrists are common places. In men the inside leg and calf is a common bite site and in females the waist is common. This is beacuse the fleas will climb up the legs until it is difficult to proceed. This means they will then settle and feed before dropping of the host to find a mate
What Stops The Fleas Feeding?
The methods available include. Wearing white or light coloured tights and clothing on which fleas can be easily seen. Removing them with sticky tape is a simple way to gather them up. I nsect reppellents also work well. These all fail to tackle the root cause though. What is the solve in all this?
The best solve is professional control. We regularly have customers comeing to us on a regular basis who have wasted hundreds on home remedies and internet cures that fail misserably to even help.
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