Some people and pets can become allergic to flea bites as they become sensitised to the protein in flea saliva. Dogs and cats can develop a severe flea allergy dermatitis, especially at the base of the tail, where the fleas seem to congregate. If they are allergic, they need only be bitten by one or two fleas to get a severe reaction.
Females are capable of laying hundreds of eggs in a day. These eggs are resistant and can remain viable in the carpet or environment for months. This means once they are in the carpet they can be difficult to get rid of and will require special treatment to help break the cycle. Call the professionals at S.W.A.T Pest Control to treat your entire home.