There are many different species of bloodsucking fleas, lice, ticks and mites.

Lice live on us and in our clothing, while fleas are mostly found on our fur family like dogs and cats.

Bedbugs can be found in beds or furniture and feed on mammalian blood to their nutrients. Some mites live on our skin, e.g. Sarcoptes scabiei which cause scabies in the ectoderm (most outer layer of our skin).

Where are fleas, lice, ticks and mites commonly found?

Fleas, lice, ticks and mites are commonly found in:

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathrooms

  • Carpeted areas

  • Cupboards

  • 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 insects 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 from your property

  • Regular Pest Control

  • Keeping animals clean

  • Keeping your property clean

tip

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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