Yes, fleas need blood from mammals. It includes pets and other animals. But, they are also willing to feed on humans. The fleas need a blood meal to survive no matter they get it from animals or humans.
The pesky pests have a mouth that can pierce the skin of humans and find the blood vessels to ensuring that blood flows, and they can feed on it.
Why Fleas Bite Humans?
Usually, female fleas consume blood, and within the next 36 to 48 hours, they are ready to lay eggs. The larva may feed on organic debris that is left behind on the skin of their prey. They don’t need a blood meal until they get adulthood. The fleas grow and reproduce rapidly.
How Do Fleas Get Into A Home?
The fleas reach your home through your pets and in the same way they reach you. If your pets have fleas, there are chances they spread the flea wherever they roam, be it your carpet, linens, garden, furniture or more. Thus, fleas will drive to you.
Dangers Associated With Fleas Bite?
Flea’s bite usually results in delivering redness, and it may be itchy. Their saliva causes the itchiness injected into your skin. On the other side, there are some species of fleas that carry diseases including rat fleas which carry bubonic plague. Such flea species can lead to delivering severe infections to humans.
How To Get Rid Of Fleas?
The best-in-class solution to get rid of fleas is hiring pest removal specialists. Because of their tiny size, the fleas are not easy dealing with, so feel free to call us at Milton Pest and let us help you with safe and effective fleas treatment. Call us to schedule your services today.