Do you have a flea infestation and need a flea exterminator? Fleas are very small, flightless insects. As external parasites of mammals and birds, they live by consuming the blood of their hosts. Adults are up to about 3 mm (0.12 in) long and usually brown. Bodies flattened sideways enable them to move through their host’s fur or feathers. They also have strong claws prevent them from being dislodged. They lack wings, and have mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood and hind legs adapted for jumping. The latter enable them to leap a distance of some 50 times their body length.
Common Fleas in North Jersey
- Cat Flea. As the name suggests, cat fleas are commonly found on cats but they also attack dogs, other animals and even humans. Inside the home, their favorite spot is often the carpet but you may find their eggs anywhere in the house other than on your pets.
- Human Flea. Some folks may say there is no such thing as flea infestation in humans. With the discovery of the human flea, that is no longer true. They stick and hide in the body’s most hairy parts such as the underarm and the head. However, observing a strict hygiene practice will keep these pests away.
- Chicken Flea. This flea type is usually found with their heads buried in the skin of chickens near the head or face. At first glance, it would look like the fowl’s head or face is infested with black heads but on a closer look, you’ll discover that they are in fact chicken fleas
- Sticktight Flea. This type of critter loves to bury their heads into the skin of almost any animal – dog, cat, horse, bird and humans too. Sticktight fleas are quite hard to remove once they have attached themselves onto the skin of their victim. They often cause infections and anemia to young animals.
If you see any one of these types of fleas in and around your North Jersey home, don’t hesitate to give PermaKill Exterminating a call. Check out the areas we serve and see if we can make it out to your location! Don’t worry if you don’t see your town on the list, give us a call anyway to see if you are in our service area.