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Types of Fleas and Signs of Infested pets

Fleas are usually small external parasites on mammals and birds that survive by consuming the blood of their hosts in this case the mammals. This insects are usually small and don’t fly and the adults are about 3mm long. There are different types of fleas present with an estimated variety of about 2000 in the world. Cat fleas are common and generally they are found on cats but it’s possible for them to attack dogs and even humans. Cat fleas have their favorite position in your house at the carpet but it’s possible to find them at any other place inside your house. There is a type of flea that finds it habitation on humans and it’s known as human flea. Human fleas stick and bury themselves in the body’s most hairy parts like the head and sometimes underarms. The human fleas are easy to eliminate and avoid since it just requires one to observe a strict hygiene practice. The type of fleas that are commonly found on chicken are known as chicken fleas. Commonly this type of fleas will bury their heads in the skin of chicken near the head or face. . At first look, it would appear like the chicken’s head or face is infested with black heads but on a closer look, it’s discovered that they are actually chicken fleas.Sand fleas usually feed on organic and withering plants but could attach themselves to pets where they can feed on their blood too. Pets therefore become the vehicle for such pests to make way to your house.

Almost every animal is prone to attack by sticktight flea, from cats to dogs to human. Just as the name suggests, sticktight fleas are quite hard to remove when they attach themselves onto the skin of the skin of the victim. Springtail is a type of flea that attacks animals only on conditions of dampness and skin infection since it thrives in damp areas. It’s possible to tell if your pet is infested by fleas by observing and noting various signs. By combing your cat from head to tail with a fine-toothed flea comb it’s possible to tell if it has any fleas. Combing can help skim off the adult fleas and their eggs. Cats that have fleas usually scratch or chew their skin often and seem restless. By giving your pets quality flea products, you can ensure they stay flea-free. The host can suffer from anemia in time since fleas are capable of consuming about 15times their own body weight in blood.

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