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How Do You Identify The Signs Of Fleas In The House and Stop Them?
What are the signs of fleas? You see, the problem with these pests is that they bite. This means they are often hard to identify. So, how do you narrow things down, and decide if the problem is really fleas? To help with this, here are some signs of fleas to watch out for.

Here are some of the most common signs of fleas

The first, and biggest sign of fleas, is that your ankles are being bitten. This is really the only sign you need to look for. Yes, while many bugs bite, almost none of them bite your ankles specifically. Ultimately, if your ankles are covered in bites, it could be bed bugs, but is probably flea bites.

After this, the next biggest sign is your pets. If your dog or cat is scratching more than usual, then there’s a good chance they have fleas. Also check for hair loss. Your pet could be scratching continuously because of fleas. This will eventually lead to hair loss. Did you know, homes without pets can still get fleas?
Eggs are also one of the signs of fleas. These pests lay around 40 to 50 eggs per day. These will eventually accumulate on your carpets. What you’ll want to do is get down to the ground and closely inspect your carpet. You can also get fleas in furniture, so inspect that too.
You’re looking for small white ovals, which look like small grains of sand, or salt. Run your fingers through the carpet fibres and then look at them. There’s a good chance you’ll see these white grains. In fact, your fingers may be covered with these white grains. If that happens, then you have a major flea infestation.

Other ways to be sure its fleas in your home

Other signs of fleas include faeces or flea dander. This also looks like small grains of sand or salt, or except that it’s black/brown. This can be hard to distinguish from ordinary dirt, so here’s a test you can do.

Take a paper towel and press it onto your carpets. This paper towel should come away with spots of dirt. Next, gently moisten this towel. If this dirt turns red, then there’s a good chance that you’re dealing with fleas. The reason why is because flea faeces contain traces of blood. This is the red that you’re seeing.
If you’re seeing all of these symptoms together, then there’s a 100% chance that you have fleas and need professional London flea control. The best thing to do yourself is vacuum your entire home from top to bottom. Do this as often as possible until the fleas are gone. For most people this will work. If it doesn’t, then you may want to get professional assistance.