Flea Control in Your Home

Insecta Siphonaptera

Some may have heard of the fantastic flea circus, but fleas are generally better known for their annoying, itchy and sometimes painful bites. Fleas are parasites and feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including humans.

Fleas can spread diseases and parasites. In the 14th Century, fleas were responsible for the spread of the Bubonic Plague, killing more than 200 million people. Nowadays in Australia, cat-fleas can transmit tapeworms from dogs and cats to humans; and in rare cases, certain rat-fleas can transmit the disease murine-typhus from rats to humans. Some people are allergic to flea bites while others may develop secondary skin infections.

Given the concerning risks of fleas to human and pet health, plus the potential consequences to mental health, it’s important to prevent and control fleas in the home.

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