Fleas

Fleas

Where they live: on pets and pet bedding

About the Pest:

Adult fleas feed on blood. They usually host on pets but do bite people if they are very hungry. Some people are extremely sensitive to flea bites while others are fairly immune to them. Infestations are less common in Utah than in some more humid areas, but in a few areas of the state, fleas can transmit the bubonic plague. Flea infestations should be treated as soon as possible.

How to Control:

To control fleas, all life stages of the flea should be treated. To destroy eggs, the pet’s bedding and areas where the pet hair accumulates should be cleaned frequently. Insecticide should be sprayed in areas where the pet lives. Control adult fleas with shampoos or insecticide powders.