While bed bugs are commonly found in a home mattress and furniture, fleas usually infest furry hosts like cats and dogs. Bed bugs and fleas are both parasitic insects that can cause severe problems to humans, ranging from itchy bites or rashes to psychological effects. Fleas can even transmit infectious diseases.
You'll be happy to know that neither bed bugs or fleas take up residence on humans. But fleas do like a live host—a warm-blooded animal like your cat or dog, or wild creatures like squirrels
If your pet has fleas, there's a good chance fleas are living in your home as well, after hitching a ride in on your four-legged friend. Signs of fleas include specks on your pet's skin, indicating flea feces, or small particles in the pet bedding that resemble salt and pepper. The fleas themselves may be noticeable hopping around on your pet, in pet bedding or on carpeting in your home.
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One flea can lay between 150 and 300 eggs every week. One bed bug can lay 200 in a lifetime (approximately 10 months to one year). Bed bugs do not fly or jump. They have to crawl across your bed to feed. Fleas can jump almost 200 times their body length: 13 inches.
You may also find drops of blood or small black dots of bug droppings in your bed. If you find bedbugs, call your landlord or a pest control company. To contain and eliminate the infestation, it