How Did I Get Fleas In My House?

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Evolution created a blood-sucking expert in the flea. The roughly 2,500 flea species that make up the insect order Siphonaptera take their name from Greek words “siphon” (tube) and “aptera” (wingless) to form the phrase “wingless tube.” Fleas are tiny parasitic insects with flat bodies designed to live on the fur, feathers, or hair of […]

How To Get Rid of Fleas and Prevent Typhus Disease

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In Southern California, flea outbreaks have recently spread a deadly disease known as flea-borne murine typhus—and experts believe it’s due to the worsening conditions within growing homeless populations. With conducive habitats, booming rat populations, and plenty of potential hosts, flea-borne typhus outbreaks are on the rise throughout urban areas in Los Angeles and Orange County—which […]

How Do I Detect Fleas?

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Fleas aren’t winning any beauty contests, that’s for sure. They suck our pets’ blood. They suck our blood. In addition to their gross habits, they’re pretty disgusting-looking creatures. From Southern California’s most trusted exterminators, find out how to spot this unpleasant pest and tell it apart from the equally repulsive bed bug. What Do Fleas […]

Fleas in Fall: Your Pet’s Biggest Pet Peeve

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Fleas are no fun for your pets. This bloodsucking pest is known to give cats and dogs a hard time, and the end of the summer doesn’t bring any relief. During the fall in Southern California, they remain a threat, hanging out in yards and finding ways indoors by latching onto pets. To avoid flea […]

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pests

Some ants protect their nests with their heads Aside from being able to carry objects 50 times their own body weight, ants display another behavior that is quite spectacular. head to protect its colony from unwanted guests. Ants use to live alongside the dinosaurs over 130 million years ago. Fossilized evidence of ants and other […]

How to Prevent and Treat Fleas

Fleas are insects without wings that feed on the blood of their hosts, most commonly your pets. Fleas can jump 200 times their body length. And fleas jump quickly, which makes them hard to see (and catch). Fleas cause more irritation (especially for your pet) than they do disease. Fleas can cause tapeworms if ingested […]