Fleas spread diseases to animals and humans such as the tapeworm.
Rapid reproductive cycles can result in a large scale infestation in a short time.
GETTING RID OF FLEAS FOR GOOD
Mistakes Homeowners Make
1) DIY Extermination
Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to exterminate fleas themselves using over the counter products such as bombs, sprays, flea drops or bathes. The problem with these methods, is they can only treat one area of your house, giving fleas plenty of time to jump onto another host. Because fleas can live without blood for a couple of days, they can jump from host to host, or from object to object. This is why the best way to treat a flea infestation is to professionally treat the entire house at one time.
2) Thinking spot treatments for pets are enough
Spot treatments do exactly as they say, they treat a single spot on your pet. While they can kill the live fleas in one spot, they do nothing for the hundreds of eggs they've laid in other places. At the same time, fleas are highly mobile and have longer hind legs to jump from host to host. This means that treating pets is only part of solving a flea infestation.
3) Disregarding the environmental factor
Ask yourself, does your pet spend time outdoors? If the flea infestation originated from outdoors, the best thing to do is call a professional and ask them to inspect the areas where your pet mostly likely got infected. What area(s) does your pet spend most of their time sleeping or lounging? It's important to point these areas out to your technician to ensure quality treatment.