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Just thinking about fleas causes most people to itch.¬† Fleas are hardy little creatures and as such, hard to eliminate.
What are they?
Adult fleas are parasites, living off warm-blooded animals, different species of flea living off different animals.¬† Cat fleas are approx. two to three mm in size, brownish in colour, and are responsible for the majority of flea infestations.
Their increase in numbers in recent years has been caused by an increase in the number of people keeping pets and by the tendency for pet owners to neglect cleaning their pet’s bedding properly.
Central heating provides the necessary warmth needed for fleas to breed and fitted carpets provide relatively undisturbed environments for flea larvae to develop.
Flea bites appear as a tiny dark red spot surrounded by a reddened area which can be intensely irritating and usually persists for one or two days.
How do they live?
Flea eggs are about half a millimetre long, pearly-white in colour and are laid on the pet or in its bedding.¬† Four to eight eggs are laid after each blood meal, a single female producing between 800-1000 eggs during her lifetime which may be as long as two years.
The eggs hatch in about one week into larvae which live in dark, humid places such as animal bedding and carpet fluff, feeding on debris and adult flea excrement.¬† A cat’s bedding may support 8000 immature and 2000 adult fleas.
After 2-3 weeks, the larvae spin cocoons and pupate and may spend winter in this state.¬† The adult flea will then be stimulated to emerge by the vibrations set up by a passing host.¬†¬†Development from egg to adult is normally completed in 4 weeks but at low temperatures will take much longer.
Regular cleaning denies fleas breeding sites and contributes significantly to their control.¬† You should remove accumulations of debris from cracks and crevices such as the cracks between skirting boards and floorboards, and the whole area thoroughly cleaned.
Can I get them treated?
Yes, treatment can also be carried out professionally by Pest Control technicians, contact us and an appointment can be made. Please note charges may apply.
Good hygiene is also vital to avoid attracting the fleas back to food sources.
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