Fleas Cape Town

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Symptoms of a flea bite for Humans

The bite of a flea has certain features, including:

•It is extremely itchy.

•A red, swollen weal develops within half an hour of the bite.

•After a day or so, the weal (lump) may develop into a blister or small wound.

•The legs and feet are often targeted.

•Secondary infections caused by scratching are common.

•Some people may become hypersensitive (very sensitive) to bites.

What Are Some Signs of Fleas in Dogs?

•Droppings or “flea dirt” in a dog's coat.

•Flea eggs on dog or in dog's environment.

•Allergic dermatitis.

•Excessive scratching, licking or biting at skin.

•Hair loss.

•Scabs and hot spots.

•Pale gums.

•Tapeworms.

Fleas

Size and color

Fleas are very small 1mm or less in size and the color ranges from red to brown.

Characteristics

Flea bites commonly cause skin irritation with itching. Some people and pets suffer from flea bite allergy, with intense itching, hair loss, reddening of the skin and sometimes infection. Only adult fleas bite humans.

Habitat

Fleas are hatched from eggs which are laid in an animal's fur by an adult flea. The eggs fall from the pet and land on surfaces like bedding, carpeting or the soil in the animal’s environment. The eggs hatch into a larva, which then changes into another form called a pupa, and eventually these turn into adults. The time for this process varies depending on a number of factors, and in cool temperatures can take up to a year. Fleas tend to be more common during the warmer seasons.

Food Source

Fleas are parasites and feed of all live hosts. Cats, dogs, humans etc.