Wacky Pest Wednesday: Fleas

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  This Wednesday, we’re taking a look at the flea.

Fleas are often associated with dogs and cats, but there are several other ways on how a flea infestation can start.  They rely on feeding off of a host for a meal, so they will latch on to anything alive with a blood flow, whether it be Fido, mice, or people.

A flea infestation can be seen quite easily, especially after they have not eaten in a while, as the fleas will be jumping around, trying to latch onto something.  Should you come home to see a circus of fleas jumping all around, it’s in your best interest to go outside and give us a call–we’ll take care of the rest.

However, if you ever wanted to start your own pest circus-attraction, you’ll be happy to know that fleas can jump up to 7 inches vertically and up to 18 inches horizontally. While we don’t recommend keeping fleas as pets, they would make for some entertainment, if you are brave enough to try to train them.  Should your flea performers ever get loose, just know that we are here to help.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

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