Fleas are small, jumping insects that are typically 1/8th to 1/6th of an inch long. They are reddish-brown and have a flattened body. They are most easily identified by their large back legs, which they use for jumping. Fleas are often confused with ticks but can be distinguished by their lack of segmented antennae and their agility.
The best way to get rid of fleas is to eliminate their breeding grounds by getting rid of any pet hair or other debris near your home. Thoroughly groom your furry pets to help reduce shedding. You can also use a commercial flea repellent, which comes in the form of a powder, spray, or pet collar. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.