There are many different species of bloodsucking fleas, lice, ticks and mites.
Lice live on humans or in their clothing, while fleas are frequently found taking bloodmeals on people and domestic animals.
Bedbugs, which can be found in beds or furniture, feed on humans to obtain blood-meals. Some mites live in people’s skin, e.g. the mites that cause scabies. Other mite species and ticks may take bloodmeals on humans. Bedbugs, head lice and crab lice do not carry disease, but their biting can be a serious nuisance.
Where are fleas, lice, ticks and mites are commonly found?
Fleas, lice, ticks and mites are commonly found in:
- Carpeted areas
- On animals
- In and around fabric upholstery
What are the signs of an infestation?
Signs of an infestation include:
Severe irritation of skin and discomfort
Sensation of crawling insections on skin
How can I prevent fleas, lice, ticks and mites?
You can help prevent fleas, lice, ticks and mites by:
- Removing wild birds
- Cleaning gutters regularly
- Remove rodents, rats and mice from your property
- Regular Pest Control
- Keeping animals clean
- Keeping your property clean
By exposing your blankets, pillows, and cushions in the sun for 3-4 hours every 3-4 months will decrease chances of infestation.
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