Fleas are bloodsucking outdoor parasites that feed mainly on the blood of animals but sometimes even that of humans.
They are pontential bacteria and virus vectors and thus constitute a problem for our health and that of our family.
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The disinfectant treatments for fleas, in addition to eliminating every adult, should take into consideration the fact that eggs are very well protected. Underestimating this aspect means solving the problem only partially. The pest problem will recur in a short time.
It is totally useless to intervene with DIY methods. Call our experts to find out the best solution to your reality.
Call our experts to find out the best solution to your reality
FLEA EXTERMINATION: INECO SOLUTION
Our specialized team examines the whole infested environment and takes action once found the flea population in the household.
Extermination is performed to prevent a new formation of the infesting flea or mint population. A thorough knowledge of that parasite and its habits are required in order to be effective.
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Fleas are blood-sucking parasites attracted by body heat. They feed themselves on the infested animal’s blood. They are not equipped with wings, but with three pairs of legs of which the longest act as engines for large leaps. Their mouthpart (biting and sucking) allows them to bite and suck the blood of the infested animal.
There are about 2000 species of fleas known. The most widespread in Italy are those belonging to Ctenocephalides felis race:
- Dog flea (Ctenocephalides Canis)
- Cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis)
- Flea poultry (ECHIDENOFAGA gallinacea)
Less familiar is the rat flea (XENOFPSYLLA cheopis) which is the vehicle of many epidemic diseases such as bubonic plague and other diseases such as tularemia and distemper.
The human flea (Pulex Irritans) tends to infect the human body as well as pets. This kind of flea may transmit very serious infections such as typhoid murrino. The flea bite (it can suck up to 5-10mm of blood per day) turns out to be a common cause of anemia and wasting.
Furthermore the contact with the saliva of this parasite can cause severe allergic reactions, revealed by the presence of rashes, papules and hair thinning, resulting in convulsive scratching, licking of the affected area (back, groin and abdomen).
Flea is also the vehicle of other diseases such as the presence in the intestine of dogs and cats with worms or tapeworms; the Bartonella henselae is a cat pathogenic micro-organism transmitted by fleas, coming into contact with the animal through the feces. It presents itself with fever and lymphatic system pathology, particularly risky for patients with immune deficiencies.
Knowing the flea reproductive cycle enables us to provide a deterrence with a view to preventing future infestation.
About reproduction, adult fleas lay tiny eggs over the host after fed on blood for some days. Then eggs easily rolls onto the ground and can hatch in about 10 days.
That is the reason why not only the host but the whole environment becomes one of the primary habitats of eggs and developing fleas.
Flea larvae, small in size, avoid sunlight, keeping to dark and moist places such as blanket, sofa and bedding.
They feed on any available organic material and blood. The whole flea reproductive cycle takes place over or nearby a host. That moves us to intervene with a resolute action and preventive measures.
Flea eggs remain the main problem to solve in pest control.