Flea Control & Flea Treatment Facts:
- One flea can lay 50 – 60 eggs a day.
- Fleas are parasites and feed on blood.
- Fleas can live upto 100 days.
- One flea can bite upto 400 times a day.
- Flea can jump 8 – 12 inches.
A flea can live a year and a half under ideal conditions. These includes a good host for feed, temperature and humidity. Generally, an adult flea will live 2 to 4 months. Without a host for food, a flea might die in just a few days.
In any flea infestation there are four stages of the flea live cycle present: The egg, larva, cocoon and the adult. While the adult is the most visible stage of the flea development, it accounts for only 5% of a flea infestation.
Adult female fleas feed then lay their eggs on a host, upto 50 – 60 eggs a day. Their eggs make up 50% of the typical flea infestation. Flea eggs fall of the host into carpet where they hatch into worm like larvae after 10 days. Larvae make up the majority of a flea population, as much as 35%. After feeding for 5 – 11 days, they begin to produce a silk like cocoon and enter the pupil stage, which makes up 10% of a flea infestation. New Adults fleas usually emerge form the pupal stage in 8 days.
Building a flea monitoring trap is easy, place a bowl of water beneath a plugged in night light. Fleas are attracted to the light and will jump into the bowl of water. Once in the bowl they will be unable to get out. By using this method you will be able to test and monitor if you have a flea infestation.
D & D Pest Control Co. Flea Control Treatment:
Using only EPA approved insecticides, our professionally trained technicians are skilled at eliminating fleas. Our Flea treatments are affordable, effectively and immediately kills adult fleas and provides a lasting residual protection which continues to eliminate emerging fleas. Our flea control treatment is preformed with a chemical known as an “insect growth regulator” to stop the active fleas from becoming sexually mature, eliminating their ability to breed and create more fleas. Our flea treatment will include all hardwood floors, carpeting, throw rugs and pet areas. In rooms with hardwood or tile floors, our technician will use a aerosol type insecticide, treating the cracks and crevices between floor boards for fleas.
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