Flea

Fleas are small wingless insects that act as external parasites as they feed on the warm blood of their hosts, usually mammals and birds. It is for this reason that dogs, and cats are among the common victims of these pesky little parasites. Humans are also not immune to fleas.

Have you wondered why flea bites seem to be more common during the summer? This is because during the hot months when there is an increase in warmth and humidity, a flea’s lifecycle speeds up. It is also during the summer that we allow our pets out of the house more often which will further increase the chance of a flea infestation in our home.