Fleas are annoying parasites that can cause significant difficulties. It might be confusing to know where to begin when tackling an infestation. Consider contacting Boise Pest Control before things spiral out of control. 

What Signs Should I Look For To Recognize Fleas?


Fleas are typically associated with images of fleas hopping around on animals. Fleas may be more common on animals, but they can also invade human dwellings. Here are some signs to look for if you suspect you have fleas:


  • Flea dirt, often known as flea faeces, consists of tiny black specks. It could be on your rugs, upholstery, or even your clothes.

  • Excessive itching: Fleas may be present if you or your pets are scratching more often than normal.

  • A flea bite will cause a little red bump to appear on the skin. They typically come in threes and are extremely irritating.


Flea eggs look like little white rice grains and are fairly common. Wearing gloves, rummage around the rug or your pet’s fur to locate them. A magnifying glass may be necessary.

If you see any of these signs in Boise, you probably have a flea infestation.


Can Fleas Make You Sick?

Boise’s fleas are more than just an annoyance; they also pose health risks to humans and animals.


  • You can get anaemia from them. Fleas are a major cause of anaemia because of the amount of blood they suck from their hosts. Young animals are particularly vulnerable to this.

  • As such, they pose a health risk to others around them. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and typhus to humans. Both humans and animals are susceptible to them.

  • Skin inflammation is a possible side effect. Flea bites can be irritating or even allergic for both humans and animals.


These fleas just won’t leave; what’s the deal?


If you’ve had to deal with fleas for a while, you may be confused as to why they refuse to leave. The reality is that eradicating fleas is a laborious process.


Some possible causes for their continued presence are as follows:


  • They’re attempting to avoid detection by remaining in hiding. Fleas can get into your home through openings in the floor or furniture. They are consequently difficult to detect and cure.

  • To put it simply, they’re having babies. Even if you manage to eliminate a certain number of fleas, they will quickly be replaced by new ones, as female fleas can produce up to 50 eggs daily.