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Size: Around 1.5 mm.
Colour: Brownish-black in colour. Once they’ve fed however, they get a reddish-hue.
Description: Small flightless insects surviving as external parasites of mammals and birds.
Scientific Name: Ctenocephalides felis/Ctenocephalides canis.
Did You Know?
Fleas can live between 18 and 21 days, only when temperatures range between 26 and 32°C with 70% humidity.
Approximately 1.5 mm long, fleas are wingless insects that are laterally flattened. Typically brownish-black but gaining a reddish-hue once they’ve fed, fleas are well known for possessing piercing and sucking mouthparts. Flightless insects, they can however jump an impressive 15 cm in height or 40 cm horizontally thanks to well-developed legs.
Flea infestations start when fleas attach themselves to household pets like cats and dogs from infested grassy areas. Hitching a ride and feeding on their blood in order to lay eggs, fleas are transported into homes and businesses when pets return indoors. Before you know it, a full-scale fleas infestation has taken place!
Flea Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle
Fleas prefer warm and moist environments with most flea infestations occurring during summer. Living between 18 and 21 days in favourable conditions, female fleas lay four to eight eggs at a time after each and every blood meal. This equates to approximately 400 to 800 in total on the host animal and/or on its bedding. Eggs hatch in about 10 days and developing larvae feed on adult flea feces, which contains dried blood.
Adult fleas use their piercing, sucking mouthparts to feed on blood with fleas typically seeking a blood meal within two days of becoming an adult. Fleas release histamine when they bite causing red, itchy bumps to form. Meanwhile, cat and dog fleas prefer these two animals but readily feed on others such as raccoons, rats, and humans too.
Wondering How To Get Rid Of Fleas?
Ultimately, customer cooperation is key for effective flea control. The three major steps are sanitation, insecticide application, and on-animal control.
Thoroughly vacuuming homes and businesses removes larvae, pupae, and food materials. Vacuum cleaner bags should be discarded immediately after vacuuming takes place. Additionally, pet bedding should be discarded or washed thoroughly in hot, soapy water.
After that, pets should be treated on the same day that residual insecticide treatments are completed at your home or business.
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