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Fleas are bugs of a very small size. If you lined up eight end-to-end adult fleas, they’d fit within two centimetres. It’s no surprise that in your house they’re hard to see and hard to detect.

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Flea Removal In Springfield Lakes

Things To Know ABOUT fLEAS

Fleas will quickly jump from the ground level to attack your dog within an twenty centimetre vertical leap.

Fleas live on blood, female fleas feed on about 15 times their body weight each day. Fleas excrete partially digested blood, or flea soil, which then acts as food for flea larvae to grow. This flea dirt also provides a great way to identify an infestation for veterinarians and pet owners.

The life cycle of a flea is not that long compared to other insects. Before the final adult stage, the flea life cycle runs from egg to larva to pupa. Depending on the conditions, the process can take from two to three weeks to several months. Adult cat and dog fleas can live in ideal situations for up to a year, but only around one or two weeks if there is no host.

When attached to the host, female fleas lay eggs. Because these eggs are unattached, they’re going to slowly fall to the ground where they sit until they hatch. Typically, flea eggs hatch in two to twelve days. The resultant flea larvae are tiny in colour, whitish and without arms. Such larvae do have solid, well-developed mouths though they lack appendages. The larval stage takes four to 24 days to enter the pupa stage in the summer. The process can take up to 200 days for the remainder of the year. Flea larvae eat their own shedding skin, adult flea waste and organic debris including cells of hair and dead skin. In order to avoid light, they are often found burrowing in or under pet bedding or deep carpet.

As hosts become available, adult fleas jump off and on hosts. Fleas survive on animal blood, and to reproduce, they need a meal. A starving flea is going to jump to the next creature it sees; that’s why humans are often bitten around the ankles.

In the first 24 hours, an adult flea will hunt for a blood meal after entering the cocoon. It will start feeding on a host within 10 seconds of landing.

Health Hazard

On Pets

Fleas can cause harm to your pet. Depending on it’s age and overall physical condition, they may also pose a serious threat to it’s health. Severe discomfort involves scraping, grinding, rubbing, and restlessness. Flea allergy dermatitis (fad), is a common veterinary dermatological condition. Anemia can also be a result of severe infestations, especially in young or small animals or in weakened adult animals. 

For cats the symptoms can be vomiting, which is one of the adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials. Some other adverse reactions are lethargy, lowering appetite, lack of weight, and diarrhea.

On Dogs the most frequently reported adverse reaction is vomiting. Other adverse reactions reported are: depression / lethargy, decreased appetite, poor coordination, diarrhea, itching, trembling, excessive salivation, and seizures.

On Human

Consumers often face risks from flea infestations in the house and surrounding areas at the threat of being attacked by newly emerging fleas. Fleabites are easily recognizable. They occur in clusters of three or four, or a straight line and they look like small red bumps.

In comparison to mosquito bites, the bumps remain small. Some health problems can be serious, including: allergic reaction: usually in the form of small, elevated lesions called papules, which can be colored red to purple.

Depending on the degree of allergy to flea bite, severity will vary. Tapeworm (dipylidium caninum) infections are generally spread by infected fleas found on both cats and dogs. Children’s consumption of infected fleas can lead to a tapeworm infection. Typhus infections are also spread by flease and are a category of infectious diseases that can lead to fever, nausea, discomfort and sometimes rashes.

Get Professional Help

Springfield Lakes Pest Control provides the highest quality Flea Exterminating Services to residential and commercial customers in Springfield Lakes. Hundreds of flea eggs must have sunk into the rug and holes in the floor by the time you find any fleas on your cat. Springfield Lakes Pest Control has the experience and ability to manage any flea related pest situation.


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