Fleas can be a particularly irritating nuisance for any property owner, and while they are often associated with pets, these insects can travel into a building on other pests as well. Fleas, much like bed bugs, draw blood from biting a host. This leaves itchy, red bumps. They can quickly infest a property due to a short reproduction cycle, and they lay their eggs everywhere from on their host to carpets, bedding, furniture and even cracks in the floor.

The most common sign of a flea infestation is the itchiness exhibited by residents in the building and their pets. However, they can also be spotted by their feces, which looks like coarse ground black pepper.

These insects are miniscule, often measuring a mere 2.5mm in length, making them hard to spot to the untrained eye.

Property owners in the tri-state area who think they have a flea infestation should contact Rudy’s Exterminating Co., Inc., for a full pest control inspection and to have their problem treated.