Can you see fleas crawling on your pet’s coat? They are normally reddy-brown and about 2mm long.
Check the hind-quarters of your dog or the head and neck of your cat. These are the areas that are targeted and where you might see signs of flea activity.
Carefully look at your pet’s skin for fine black droppings. This is ‘flea dirt’ or adult flea faeces and looks like ground black pepper. A good way to spot it is to use a flea comb over a sheet of white paper, which makes it easier to see the small black specks.
Another sign of a problem is flea dirt on pet bedding, carpets or rugs.
Looking for Flea Eggs
Fleas can pull 160,000 times their own weight, which is the same as you pulling 2,679 double-decker buses.
A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping
Fleas don’t have ears and are virtually blind.
Flea larvae don’t like the light so they move away from it, deep into carpets, cracks in flooring or any nook or cranny.
When a flea jumps, it accelerates 50 times faster than a space shuttle.
Fleas can lay up to 1,500 eggs in their lifetime.