can reproduce rapidly at room temperature, making your home an ideal
year-round environment. Fleas require blood to survive and
reproduce, in the absence of a pet,
humans become the flea's blood meal.
are naturally protected from pesticides during various states of
their life cycle. Most pesticides only kill fleas in their larva and
adult stages, leaving the unhatched eggs and pupae to survive,
develop and reproduce again.
live on the outside of the body and need to feed on the blood of
these animals in order to produce eggs. Because fleas usually feed
and lay their eggs while the pet is sleeping, the pet's resting
areas are where the most fleas will be found.
are notoriously difficult to control in and around homes. Repeated
treatments are often required to finally eliminate the ticks. In some
cases where wildlife may be continuing to reintroduce ticks to a yard,
continued tick control services may be necessary.
Fleas with their flat shape they can easily pass between the hairs of
animals. The cat flea is the species involved in most home infestations
and will attack both cats and dogs as
well as other wildlife.
Tiny insects measuring about 1/6-inch in length and are laterally
populations can build up quickly, one female flea can lay about 18
eggs a day. That means just 20 fleas on a dog can produce 360 eggs
per day and over 2000 eggs in a week.
the home is treated, it may take up to two weeks or more before
fleas are no longer seen.
Dog Ticks do not confine themselves to dogs and will attach themselves
to other animals and people. A female tick will lay eggs and after a few
weeks, hundreds of young ticks, called larvae, may be seen crawling
about in search of a host. Larval ticks and adults are capable of
surviving long periods, up to eight months without feeding.
May reach 1/4-inch in length. After taking a blood meal, however, the
female can measure about 1/2-inch or larger.
Uniformly dark reddish brown with no markings.
found in heavy vegetation and tall grasses where dogs and other
animals have been active.
around shrubs and in landscaped areas, but will also be found in dog
houses and kennels and beneath decks.
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