are prime causes of dermatitis in pets,
resulting in fur loss. They also carry
and transmit tapeworms to pets.
Because they feed on rats, fleas are
carriers for the dreaded Bubonic plague
and endemic typhus. While uncommon, disease
is a risk from fleas, as well as allergic
reactions. Maddening itching, of course,
is the most common danger from fleas.
While adult fleas will linger on the
pet, the eggs and larvae fall into carpet.
When those young fleas mature, the end
result is an infestation.