Adult fleas are parasites that live exclusively on warm-blooded animals. Cat fleas are the main source of infestations; they count for over 75% of cases, as human fleas are rarely seen these days.
In today’s modern living wall-to-wall carpeting provides a relatively undisturbed environment for flea larvae to develop. Fleabites show up as tiny red spots surrounded by a reddened area, and are mainly found on the arms and legs. The bites persist for a few days and get intensely irritating.
Fleas are usually eradicated by the use of insecticide either sprayed to the carpet area or bed and mattress. Sometimes 3-4 visits may be required to eradicate all of these.