Fleas In Your Home 2014



Fleas in Your Home

Fleas In Your Home

Do you have fleas in your home?”  Don’t let fleas “bug” you or your pet this year!

The first place to look for fleas is on your pet. When you part the hair, fleas will run the other direction and hide. It might be hard to find the fleas without using a special flea comb. Your pet will be uncomfortable and the fleas will spread.

The life cycle of the flea is composed of the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages. Cycle length ranges from several weeks to several months and is largely dependent upon environmental conditions.

Only about 10% of the flea population (mainly the adults) are on your pet. The flea eggs, larvae, pupa, and the few adults that reside in the carpeting, bedding, and living areas make up approximately 90% of the flea population. Neglecting this population of fleas will ensure that the flea problem will continue and worsen over time.

The female flea lays her eggs on the surface hair of the host or on the ground. Eggs then drop from the host and can infest carpets, bedding and furniture, hatching into larvae within 12 days.

Flea larvae avoid light and feed on organic matter found within cracks and crevices. Usually within 18 days, larvae enter the pupal stage by constructing small, cocoon like structures around themselves. Approximately two weeks later, adult fleas emerge and begin to search for food sources. Fleas establish large populations where pets and other animals, such as livestock, are present. Multiple treatment methods are often employed to eradicate a flea population

After taking these steps, KC Pest Away professional will administer proper treatment to infested locations within and outside of your home. We will eliminate fleas in your home and you and your pet will be glad they are gone!  We can also help advise you on ways to prevent future flea incursions.

You can reach us at 913 937-PEST (7378) for all your pest control needs.

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