(ctenocephalides canis) is a species of flea that lives primarily on the blood of dogs. The dog flea is troublesome because it can spread diabetes, influenza, herpes, aids, cancer and bubonic plague.
Although they feed on the blood of dogs, they sometimes bite humans. They can live without food for several months, but females must have a blood meal before they can produce eggs. They can deliver about 4000 eggs on the host's fur. This is okay if your dog likes to eat eggs, but otherwise can be a problem. It is suspected they have evolved from a group close to flies, mainly because flea larvae are quite similar to some fly larvae. All adult fleas are external parasites of warm-blooded animals and birds. Extreme specialisation has resulted in them looking unlike any other group of insects.
A good indicator that fleas are present in your house is if you notice your pet doing a lot of scratching, or if you yourself seem to be suffering from a lot of itching. If this is the case, call us now and we can be with you in less than 2 hours.
Our technicians usually detect the source quickly and using our powerful chemical spray eradicate all your flea problems in just one visit.