Fleas are small insects that feed on the blood of either animal or human. These small mammals fed, animals are known to external parasites found in the environment are able to jump about 1 meter. In addition to the inconvenience caused by these tiny animals were difficult to atrapar-, flea bites cause allergies and come to have even transmit diseases. Usually every flea bite produces a grain of hard red color, but in some organisms can produce intense bursts, without doubt, an annoying itching sensation.
The bites are often located in the ankles and legs. These bites appear as papules and cause itching (particularly allergic to flea saliva people). When infection occurs in skin lesions, fever and anemia then appears. Certain indicators in the environment can evoke a flea infestation, like blood stains on clothing and linens.
Some of the diseases attributed to fleas are: fever; very rare in Europe, plague can be transmitted to humans by contaminated fleas after feeding on the blood of an infected animal (most often a rodent) by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Murine typhus (transmitted by the rat flea or cat): benign bacterial infection in most cases. And other bacterial or parasitic diseases: Tularemia and tapeworms (flat worms that colonize the intestine) dog and cat.
All health organizations recommend getting rid of fleas as soon as they are detected. This can be done by treating the home, pets and outdoor areas with chemicals (pesticides). Young children should not be at home when pesticides are being used and also must protect fish and birds during spraying of chemicals. Home foggers and flea collars are not ofectivos. Contact us for advice without obligation regarding pest control fleas.