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Flea Control in Hobart

Pest Summary

  • Fleas are parasites, have mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood from warm blooded animals including humans, dogs and cats
  • Their hind legs are adapted for jumping. Fleas can leap a distance of some 50 times their body length
  • A flea bite can cause acute irritation, infection and transfer of other parasites
  • Fleas are commonly deposited in carpeted areas and in the garden
  • During the warmer weather flea eggs take only a few weeks to hatch in large numbers
  • In colder weather the eggs can lay dormant in carpets for more than 1 year before hatching

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