CONTROL OF FLEAS

  • Prevent wild animals from entering structure - trapping or baiting
  • Pet must be treated
  • Indoor Control - Collect loose items / Vaccum floors & furniture / Clean all areas of house frequented by pets
  • Professional will apply carefully selected products
  • Outside Control - Treat every place animal rests (typically by foundation or by bushes & trees)
  • Treat adjacent to the fence

ABOUT FLEAS

  • Fleas are one of the more important groups of insects
  • They bite and transmit disease
  • Found throughout the U.S. 
  • Cat fleas are the most common
  • Can jump 6", easily hitching a ride on shoes, clothing, etc. 
  • Pet owners spend $2.8 billion annually for flea treatment

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CHARACTERISTICS OF FLEAS

  • Adults 1/8" long
  • Color: brownish black to black, reddish when full of blood
  • Female's head twice as long as high 
  • Piercing-sucking mouthparts
  • Females lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal, 400-500 during their lifetime
  • Eggs deposited between hairs, or in bedding area
  • Hatch in 1-12 days
  • Larvae require high humidity
  • After 1-2 weeks, they spin a cocoon
  • Stay in cocoon for up to 20 weeks
  • Seek blood meal 1-2 days after emergence
  • Adults can live for months without food 
  • Grooming can remove up to 50% of the fleas, otherwise, they can live up to a year

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