Your Broken Arrow exterminator can help you eliminate fleas from your home. Fleas are a blood feeding parasite that love to take advantage of our pets. While they will feed upon dogs and cats, they really aren’t that picky. They will feed upon any mammal that they can get their hands on, including us. Not only do they feed a on blood, but they can also spread diseases to us and our pets. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at fleas, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to stop them from entering your home.


Fleas are known for their ability to jump. They’ve been designed by nature in an amazing way to do so. The reason for this is because they have four different parts of their lifecycle. The first three parts of their cycle, the egg, the larva, and the pupa are all done off the host animal. Many times this happens in your home on the carpeting near where your pets sleep. But once they can finish this part and enter their adult section of their life cycle, they will need to get on a host animal. The way they do this is by jumping from the ground to their host animal.

For fleas, timing is everything. To begin with, when they’re in an egg or in a pupa form, they are inside a protective shell. In order to know when it’s time to come out, they will sense the heat and vibration around them. If that heat and vibration mimics that of a host animal, then they know it’s time to come out of their protective shell. From here, they will make their way up on the top of some sort of foliage to get as high as they can. 

A powerful muscle down the center of the body of the flee will tense up, holding a lot of energy inside it. Then all of a sudden at one time that energy will be forced out on the powerful rear hind legs. These hind legs have a special gearing system, that gears them together to one another. This ensures that both legs get the same amount of force. If the force was unbalanced between the two legs, the flea would jump in the wrong direction and will be unable to aim. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.


Once the flea, has found his way to the host animal, it’s living its best life. At this stage, the front legs of the flea are jointed in such a way that they act like scissors. They can grip tightly onto the fur so that when the animal does scratch, it cannot break loose. Staying on the host animal is of utmost importance. The winter months are cold and harsh. In order for the flea to survive through those months, he can only do so on the back of a host animal. The body heat from the host animal will allow it to survive. The egg, larva, and pupa forms of the flea are unable to survive the coldest of winters.

In addition, the fleas source of food is the blood of its host animal. It will force its syringe like mouth parts through the skin in order to draw blood from the body the host animal. This sustenance will give them the nutrients to survive and continue through out what they’re doing. In addition, as they defecate, these droppings will fall from the animal. These droppings are known as flea dirt, and will serve as food for larva that there are on the ground nearby the host animal. And finally fleas, both male and female are on the back of this host animal. That means they have possible mates available. These two male and female will mate, and the female will lay her eggs on the base of the fur, and the lifecycle will begin again. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help.


Because of the nature of the way that these fleas draw blood from our skin, backwash is possible. That means fluid can come from the flea into the person or animal that they are biting. Because of this, diseases can be transmitted through the bite of a flea. One of the most famous diseases transmitted by flea bite was the black plague. This disease ravished Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Millions of people died because these fleas would carry a bacteria from rats that they had bitten onto humans that they would bite. The black plague still flares up in some parts of the southern part of America from time to time. When it does, if it’s caught early enough, we can treat it.

Dermatitis is another problem that happens in the case of fleas. The constant, biting and scratching causes skin issues in many animals and pets. In addition, anemia can happen in heavy flea populated areas. This is where so many fleas have bitten a small animal that its blood count has dropped dangerously low. This can be a cause of death if it’s not taken care of quickly. Because of this, it is so important to be in contact with a Broken Arrow exterminator for help with fleas or other insects.

If you’re having an issue with fleas, or any other pests, then its time to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with fleas or other insects. We service is better Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Turley, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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