- Less common in America than cat fleas
- A common sign is pets that are consistently scratching
- Fleas eggs can survive off of their host and must be removed to truly eradicate an infestation
The dog flea is a common type of flea that is very closely related to the cat flea. Like the cat flea, the dog flea does not discern between cats and dogs but will live on any mammal that is covered in fur. The dog flea lives on its host and feeds on its blood. They are extremely hardy insects and can live for several months without food. However the female must feed on blood before laying eggs. Dog fleas do not live on humans due to our lack of fur, but will bite humans when in close proximity. These pests are capable of spreading diseases to both humans and your pets.
If you find these fleas, please call a Horizons professional to discuss options to protect your home and pet. The best method of dealing with fleas is prevention by maintaining a clean environment and washing the bedding and fabrics that your pet comes in contact with. Our methods have proven to be very effective in removing these pests.