If you’re not sure if you have a true flea infestation in your home, here are some things to look out for. Should you have reason to be concerned, you may want to get help in getting rid of them before they get worse.

WHAT FLEAS LOOK LIKE

Fleas are typical around one-eighth of an inch in length, and dark brown in color. Although they do not have wings, they are such good jumpers; they can leap up to 10 inches.

OTHER INDICATIONS

Usually, fleas get into your home on your pet, and that is where you will notice them. In some cases, you don’t see the flea itself, but you might spot what looks like specks of dirt. If those specks turn out to be mixed with blood, they may well be the fleas’ droppings.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Typically, if you see an adult flea, it probably means that you have them in other stages of development as well, such as eggs and larva. This is where the problem can get extensive, as the eggs don’t tend to stay on pets but can continue developing throughout your home and are difficult to see.

If you have reason to believe you have a flea infestation, it’s important to eradicate them quickly, as well as take steps to prevent them from coming back. For more information on how to be on the lookout for fleas, contact Shelby's Pest Control Inc.