Adult fleas are not only a nuisance to humans and their pets but can cause medical problems including flea
allergy dermatitis (FAD), tapeworms, secondary skin irritations and, in extreme cases, anemia. Flea Control can be tough but we at Pest Pros know how to rid you of these tiny nuisances. Although bites are rarely felt, it is the resulting irritation caused by the flea salivary secretions that can vary among individuals. Some may witness a severe reaction (general rash or inflammation) resulting in secondary infections caused by scratching the irritated skin area. Others may show no reaction or irritation acquired after repeated bites over several weeks or months.
Most bites usually found on the ankles and legs may cause pain lasting a few minutes, hours or days depending on one’s sensitivity. The typical reaction to the bite is the formation of a small, hard, red, slightly raised (swollen) itching spot. There is a single puncture point in the center of each spot. (Ants and spiders leave two marks when they bite. Mosquitoes, bees, wasps and bed bugs cause a large swelling or welt).