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Fleas, they attack humans and pets and are common sources of skin injuries in Humans especially those who are sensitive. They may even suffer severe allergic reactions. Humans are extremely irritated by their presence and, of course, these painful bites when they enter the infested zone! 

Find Out : How to Get Rid of them and Ease those scatches

Fleas are small, wingless insects (1-4mm long) which feed on the blood of birds and mammals. Worldwide there are more than 2,400 species of fleas. Only a dozen of these are of Medical and Veterinary importance. They are easily recognized because of their body shape is flattened side way.

Why is a flea’s life cycle so important?

There are four stages in its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. It is this adult stage is of concern to house-owners because this adult flea first bites your pets and then you!

Which life stage of the flea is most difficult to control?
It is the pupal stage because the cocoon in which this pupa is housed and is protected from insecticide treatments.

Do adult fleas move back and forth from the animal host to the surrounding environment?
Adult flea finds a suitable host, it stays on that host until it dies or is removed by grooming.

How many eggs do a female flea produced each day?
Possibly up to 18 eggs per day

Do flea eggs stay on its host or do they drop off and into the carpet or onto the ground?
Once a female flea lays each egg, it sticks to the fur of the host. When the egg’s outer layer or wall dries, it will fall easily off the host onto the ground or carpet.

What is the most important step in controlling fleas?
Proper preparation by you is by far the most important step in determining how efficient and effective the flea treatment is performed. What you need to do:

  • All items must be removed from areas to be treated in order to provide access for the Pest Management Professional to treat.
  • All carpets, upholstered furniture must be vacuumed thoroughly.
  • Wood and Tile floors need to sweep cleaned and special attention given to area like baseboard.
  • Areas where pets spend time most must be swept or washed.

Why Vacuuming help in flea program?
How this can help, it removes debris which could keep insecticides from contacting fleas. It also removes some flea eggs ad adult fleas. It stimulates adult flea to come out from their cocoon so that they will contact the insecticide.

Which area do Homeowners overlook the most when preparing for flea control service?
The area where pet sleep or rest. It is important to look at the underside and beneath the beds.

What is the most important factor that you, as a homeowner, must know concerning this flea control program?
You have to understand that you may still see fleas up to two weeks following treatment. 
This is due to the fact that the treatment do not kill flea pupae, adult fleas may emerge and be seen before they contact the insecticide and die.

Pets must be treated at the same the treatment is performed. Who should treat the pets?
It is good for a Veterinarian to treat the pets for the initial treatment and not the Pest Management professional. Without treatment to the pets, flea infestations are likely to persist.

Should the homeowner vacate the house, and if so, for how long?
All occupants and pets should vacate the areas to be treated until the application has thoroughly dried.  Those who have fish tanks, it must be covered. For a Restricted Entry Interval may last few hours depend on the weather conditions.

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