Dangers of a flea infestation

Many people believe that fleas are only a danger to their pets as they do not live on human skin, however, this is not the case and if left to infest your household could be a danger to your health too.

Indeed, fleas are most commonly found on pets and are more likely to cause an infestation if you have animals in your home but they can also be found in homes where pets don’t reside, travelling in via clothing, luggage and much more.

We are sharing some of the dangers of a flea infestation that you may not be familiar with to highlight the importance of getting it eradicated as soon as possible.

Fleas carry diseases

It is no secret that fleas carry disease and ignoring an infestation can increase your chances of contracting them which could be extremely detrimental to your health.

Fleas are known to carry spotted fever, typhus and cat scratch fever just to name three of the most common but have been known to carry a number of disease that can cause both you and your pets damage.

Bite reactions

Although fleas have no interest in living on the human body, they won’t pass up on the opportunity to sink their teeth into you and their bite can cause a range of reactions.

From swelling of the skin to full blown allergic reactions that can cause a hives outbreak all over your body, fleas can create many surface level issues and irritate your skin massively.

What to do if you have a flea infestation?

Flea infestations can be really difficult to get rid of but for the safety of your family and most importantly, your pet’s health, it is incredibly important to eliminate fleas at your first realisation.

There are millions of methods and products you can buy to get rid of fleas but a large-scale infestation in your home can become challenging to manage.

Getting touch with a pest control company like Advantage who can give you expert advice and assess your needs depending on the level of infestation you are experiencing.

Advantage can provide a fast and effective soul to protect your home and pets from an infestation going out of control.


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