The number of species is 200, their size is 1-8 mm. The human flea (Pulex irritans) is common. Every mammal has their special flea. Fleas are small, dark brown, black or yellowish animals. Their body is laterally compressed. The small head and the thorax are grown together. On the sides of the head there are simple eyes and a pair of short, three sectioned, tube-like mouthparts. Their mouthparts adapted to sucking blood. On their hard body backward spikes and comb-like hairs can be found, the shape and position of which are typical of the species. On the last section of their legs strong claws can be found. The two hind legs well adapted to jumping. Fleas occur on the bodies of mammals, humans and birds and in their nests, dens and in houses. Their larvae live on organic waste.
For killing fleas we recommend our sprays and powders. A thin layer of powder must be spread directly to the concealed places of the insects and to cracks and gaps. The application must be repeated weekly if necessary. 5-10 g of powder is needed for 1 m2. It can be used in warehouses, basements and other rooms. We recommend the use of sprays in living spaces. It leaves no residue. You can also apply it to upholstered furniture. It is colourless and odourless. It remains effective for several weeks unless the treated surface is washed.
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