Fleas and ticks, tiny creatures that at first glance seem harmless and in reality, are classified as blood suckers, what are they specifically, and how do they act?
The “fleas and ticks”, often of dogs or cats, have a good life if compared to beings of the same size, as they can live for about 6-8 months nourishing mainly of blood, no matter what animal, or race, for the fleas and the ticks, the important thing is to survive at any cost.
On the animals, the fleas, especially on the dogs, their mating process is carried out by the laying of tiny eggs, which, after some time, hatch and from larvae become pupae, unlike the newly born pupae, the adult fleas, may remain, for some days, completely fasting.
When it happens to us in particular way, with the arrival of the spring until the summer to find our friend to four legs, more nervous than usual, it would be good and opportune to check that it is not infected by fleas, in how much the “saliva of the fleas” to our friends dogs or cats, it is able to provoke acute allergies, beyond to the reaction of the scarce appetite.
To completely eliminate a flea infestation, it would be appropriate to use products that exterminate the larvae, without favoring their regrowth.
If in contact with people fleas can cause much more serious diseases, such as: typhus and salmonella. They can also nest in places that we normally frequent, and to eradicate them, you would necessarily need the help of an expert.
Where do we find lice instead? How do they work?
The lice, not having wings, can only anchor between hair and hair, as they can cling, thanks to SIX MINUSCOLES ZAMPE, in the shape of a hook.
To feed themselves, the lice sting the skin, inject their own saliva and defecate during the blood meal; each female takes about 1mg of blood from the body per day.
In the past lice were vectors of many infections, the most serious of all was the EXANTEMATIC TYPE and the EPIDEMIC FEBREAK, diseases still well known today, but in some underdeveloped countries, such as some areas of North Africa, China, and Indonesia.
The contagion with lice, as mentioned earlier, is mainly due to causes such as poor hygiene, where even in the vicinity of the pubis can be generated or infected another particular type of louse, scientifically called PUBIS.
It would be excellent, and above all normal, after having used: combs, brushes, and objects normally used for the care of our body, “to disinfect them carefully with neutral detergents”, in order to avoid, that they can be infected in case of laying of eggs, seen that only one louse, can nest from 50 to 300 eggs, on the place where they have nested.
Obviously also the lice like fleas or ticks, can find their ideal house also in apartments, gardens, or unusual places not correctly sanitized or cleaned, in this way there is the need of the help of a team of experts, that can perform a correct disinfestation.