Adult fleas are extremely small, and usually grow no bigger than a couple of millimetres, which makes them very difficult to spot even when they are right in front of you. They usually gain entry to homes in pet fur after your pet comes into contact with another animal carrying fleas. Although they are definitely known to feed on human blood as well as animal blood, fleas are far more likely to feed on furry animals rather than a human host. Though they do not have wings, they can jump significant distances when they are seeking another source of food, which is why they can quickly spread once they have gained entry into a house or apartment. They also do not need a host on which to lay their eggs, but rather drop them on carpets, bedding and cracks in the floor. These eggs can be laid easily and abundantly, which is why simply eradicating the adult fleas in your home won’t allow you to be completely rid of the fleas for good. It is also the reason why getting a team of expert exterminators like the ones at Conquest Pest Control to thoroughly inspect your home and remove the remaining eggs and immature fleas is essential to getting rid of the flea problem in your home once and for all.