Fleas have been the bane of human existence for centuries. These minuscule bloodsuckers have been immortalized even in Renaissance paintings. The Parisian artist Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743), highlighted fleas in a couple of his genre paintings, where he painted the image of ladies searching themselves for fleas. Also, people in the olden days of Europe developed fashion items out of flea traps that were typically ornately carved tubes that were worn like necklaces or suspended from wrists with ribbons. The flea traps typically attracted the fleas with a couple of drops of blood on a cloth shoved inside the tube with honey smeared on the inner walls. Once the fleas entered the tubes, they were trapped in the sticky substance.
These days, fleas are handled with much more sophistication and technology. Call us today to schedule a free Flea or Tick assessment at 928-363-4232.