Fleas are always unwelcome guests in our home, and the feeling is probably mutual among pet owners around the globe! If you own a pet, you may be aware that there is always a risk that they may come back with a guest that can quickly become a household nuisance!
For more information on flea life cycles and prevention tips, read on! If you are worried that you may have a potential flea infestation in your home, contact us today for immediate service & effective results!
Flea Life Cycle
Fleas tend to thrive in warmer climates making New Orleans a hot spot for activity!
The entire life cycle from egg to adult can take anywhere from two to three weeks to several months, depending on the conditions
A single adult female flea can lay approximately 40 eggs every day and up to 2,000 to 5,000 eggs in her lifetime, usually on the host itself. Eggs require 2 days before becoming Larvae
The Larvae to Pupae process can take anywhere from 2 days to two weeks, given the moisture & prime conditions in New Orleans, the incubation period is lower
A pupating flea may remain at in a cocoon for several days, weeks, months…even up to a year or more waiting on the right conditions before emerging
Adult fleas can live up to one year in ideal situations, but only about one to two weeks if there is no host present (humans cannot be a host!)
5 Ways To Prevent Fleas From Invading Your Home!
Pets are the most common carriers of fleas, so it is normally a good idea to start at the source with prevention!
Flea Collar – flea collars sit around your pet’s neck and transfer chemicals onto the fur and skin.
Flea Comb – flea combs are lined with finely spaced teeth, allowing the comb to trap fleas, flea eggs, and flea dirt, and remove them from your dog’s fur.
Flea Spray – flea sprays and powders are very inexpensive ways to repel fleas.
Flea Shampoo – flea shampoo is a specially medicated shampoo that kills fleas on contact.
The Pest Prevention Specialists
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