Identification: An adult flea is about 1/8" long and laterally flattened. They are a reddish brown to black in color.

Habits: Fleas are prolific breeders. A female flea will lay 4-8 eggs after each feeding and up to 500 eggs in a lifetime. An egg will grow into an adult flea in as little as 12 days under ideal conditions or as long as one year under the most harsh conditions. They are also excellent jumpers, with the ability to jump 50 times their body length. Due to there jumping abilities they are often carried into the home on pets or humans.

Control: The best method for controlling fleas is to treat the floors and furniture/bedding with an appropriately labeled residual insecticide. Monroe Pest Control Co. Inc. can eliminate your flea infestation and we warranty our work.

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