Fleas are small wingless blood sucking insects. Adult female and male fleas feed on the blood of warm blooded animals. They need this blood in order to live and in the female to reproduce. Fleas are the most common parasite found on cats and dogs which makes them a common household insect pest.
However, there are more than 2,500 known species of fleas. They all need a host to get their meal. Some feed on birds, rats, rabbits, squirrels, and yes even humans. Most fleas are host specific, however some more annoying and aggressive can cross this line and feed on other hosts like you.
At random times we get calls for flea infestations and the people do not have a cat or dog. It is possible their host came from another source such as a rodent. And it is possible for a dog or cat to get fleas from an animal.
The Cat flea is the most common flea in North America found both on cats and dogs. 90% percent of the time this is the flea infesting dogs, cats and homes.
Cat Fleas feed on a wide variety of hosts, including opossums, raccoons, foxes, skunks, squirrels, etc. Therefore, even homes without a pet can have infestations of cat fleas.
Flea infestations should be handled by a qualified pest control professional. So many times homeowners try the do it yourself method and fail, only to call us in the last resort. Costing them many more dollars. Call us first and get guaranteed results.