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Fleas-The Bug with Amazing Jumping Power

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

Fleas-The Bug with Amazing Jumping Power



Bugs are everywhere and some are harder to get rid of than others.

Fleas are a six-legged parasite which feeds on blood. They can live on any warm-blooded animal but they especially love to live on cats, dogs, humans, rats and other rodents. Fleas can also be found living on blankets, the inside of shoes and on pant legs. They thrive in warm, humid condition at low altitudes.

Did you know?


  • The life expectancy of a flea is upwards of 100 days
  • In their lifetime, fleas will produce 400-500 offspring
  • Fleas get around by way of jumping from place to place
  • Fleas jump up to 7 inches high


If fleas run amok on your pet, your pet may suffer from medical problems such as tapeworms, hair loss, flea allergy dermatitis and skin irritations. If you own a kitten or a puppy, they may suffer from anemia. It is rather well known that fleas have spread bubonic plague from rodent to humans and rodent to rodent.

Once your pet is infested with fleas, there’s a pretty good chance your home will be covered in the little critters.

Is there such a thing as flea prevention?


  • Apply monthly treatments to your pets to keep fleas off
  • Vacuum your home frequently
  • Keep your home clean and free of pet hair
  • Don’t forget to treat your vehicle if your pet is a passenger
  • Depending on where you live, you may have to treat your pet 12 months out of the year
  • You can always contact us to take care of your flea problem!


Extermco is family owned and operated since 1962. Allow our trained professionals to identify your risk for flea infestation and treat the problem.

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