Many households in the UK suffer from the problem of fleas, particularly properties with pets. Even houses that don’t keep pets may have a flea infestation that was left behind by a previous occupier, if proper cleansing has not been carried out. Cats and dogs are the most likely place for fleas to thrive, however, any furry animal, including rabbits, mice, rats, gerbils or non-domesticated animals like foxes and squirrels can also carry fleas.
The biggest danger posed by fleas is biting. This can lead to itchy, uncomfortable rashes on the skin, both in humans and pets. Flea saliva is also known to cause allergic reactions in some pets.
If you notice your pets frequently scratching or notice bites on yourself or other members of your household, you may have a flea infestation. An infestation can be dealt with professionally, using the proper equipment and products.