Adult fleas are wingless and reddish-brown insects which are laterally compressed and have piercing-sucking mouthparts to suck blood from their hosts. Adult cat fleas remain on the host where mating, feeding, and egg laying happens and females lay up to 50 eggs a day. The development of larvae takes 8 to 15 days and they are described as long, wormlike, and hairy with the brownish head without eyes or legs, feeding on dried blood and excrement that adult fleas produce. Flea larvae’s life cycle is about 18 days, and adult cat fleas live for about 30 to 40 days on the host.
Flea treatment products are now safer and more effective, and it must be combined with thorough cleaning of indoor and outdoor environments and good grooming. Flea populations are greatest in places where cats or dogs regularly sleep. Flea larvae are less on areas that receive sunlight exposure and heavy pedestrian traffic. To maintain sanitation, it is important to clean all areas where your pet goes, so vacuum rugs, carpets, floors, crevices around baseboards, upholstered furniture, and cabinets everyday or every other day. Vacuuming is an effective method of killing flea larvae in the carpet, stimulating pre-emerged flea adults to leave their cocoons, and pick up adult fleas. Thoroughly wash pet beddings and cushion covers with hot and soapy water at least once a week to control the source of flea infestation. It is essential to use outdoor flea treatment products such as Advecta Yard and Advecta Flea Sprays beneath decks, kennel areas, and doghouse to control fleas outdoors.
There are many flea treatment brands available int he market today such as Advecta 3 for preventing and killing fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, and lice, that contains imidacloprid, permethrin, and pyriproxyfen. Advecta Flea and Tick Dog Spray kills fleas and ticks on contact and it keeps killing up to 14 days, whereas Advecta yard is good up to 4 weeks. Special flea combs are used in removing adult fleas from the coat of pets, reducing flea breeding and promoting comfort. Depending on where you live and the climate you have, flea infestation can be a major problem, effective your pet’s health and comfort. For more information about Advecta products, feel free to check their website or homepage. With Advecta, you can prevent and kill fleas from your furry friends!A Quick History of Animals