Fleas, like ticks, can carry many diseases and reproduce quickly. They often travel on rats which can host a wide range of diseases including Plague, Murnie Typhyus and Tungiasis. Flea bites may cause irritation but usually do not require medical attention. Some people may have an allergic or more sensitive reaction to flea bites. There are many methods available to aid in the extermination of these pests, such as:
Chemicals and insecticides specially designed for fleas may be used at home or by professionals (please make sure to read all instructions and apply chemicals only as directed).
A spot-on insecticide will kill any fleas found on pets. This option is a widely accepted method, as it is stress free for the animal as well as an active deterrent to fleas as animals track through the house.