Fleas

Fleas

The flea (order Siphonaptera) has also become more prevalent of the past 10 years possibly due to our warmer climate, central heating or the increase of foxes around domestic properties.  Fleas are known to transmit disease including the plague or may transmit parasitic worms but most commonly their bite often results in an annoying reaction resulting in itchy skin, which sometimes becomes infected. But often the social stigma is the greatest reason for a call.

Cat Fleas are now responsible for over 70% of all flea infestations; however Fox, Hedgehog, Dog and Bird fleas are common carriers.  Animals pick the fleas from long grasses which hop onto their coat and subsequently hop off in your house.