Flea
Cat Flea- This is a common flea to infest structures, especially with cats or dogs.  This flea does not affect people as much as other fleas, but will feed on humans.  It has a complete life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae, adult).  The female lays eggs on the host.  The larvae hatches and feeds on the fecal matter of the adult, which is dried blood.  The larvae does not like light, so they hide. The flea then pupates and an adult flea emerges.  To control the flea, the host needs to be treated (Frontline, K9 Advantix, flea bath, etc.) and the surrounding environment.  All floor areas need to be treated, especially carpeted areas and cloth furniture.  An insect growth regulator is added to the product to help control the egg stage of reproduction.  Once the treatment is completed, vacuuming twice a day will be necessary to help the adult flea to hatch out of the pupae.  A central vacuum is not ideal, but a vacuum with a rotating brush.  Control, sometimes, can take up to two weeks.


Dog Flea- This flea is much like the cat flea, it looks very much like the cat flea, but it will have a wider variety of hosts to feed from.  They can live without food for several months, but cannot reproduce unless the female has a blood meal.  To control the flea, the host needs to be treated (Frontline, K9 Advantix, flea bath, etc.) and the surrounding environment.  All floor areas need to be treated, especially carpeted areas and cloth furniture.  An insect growth regulator is added to the product to help control the egg stage of reproduction.  Once the treatment is completed, vacuuming twice a day will be necessary to help the adult flea to hatch out of the pupae.  A central vacuum is not ideal, but a vacuum with a rotating brush.  Control, sometimes, can take up to two weeks.

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