If you have a pet it is likely that you will get fleas on your pet or in your home at sometime, and that these fleas will get on and bite you or your loved ones. The most common flea found on pets and in homes in Florida is the cat flea. If your pet scratches itself often or you notice flea bites you may be having a flea infestation.
Not only are fleas an irritating biting nuisance they can be harmful to you and your pets. They can cause anemia and hot spots. Some people and pets suffer from flea allergy dermatitis, lasting up to five days and characterized by intense itching, reddening at the bite site, hair loss and secondary infection. Cat fleas also serve as hosts of the dog tapeworm. This intestinal parasite is transmitted to the pet while grooming via ingestion of an adult flea carrying a tapeworm cyst.