Fleas are a common problem for homes with pets and those in rural farm areas. Fleas are known for their biting and jumping at great distances. They carry diseases for humans and pets. Bites resemble slightly raised red bumps with a red dot in the center that may or may not be itchy. If you suspect fleas, check your pet but remember that eggs, larvae and pupae will thrive within your home or yard and are hard to see. It is best to call a pest professional before it turns into a major infestation.