PE is the FRIENDLY CITY for fleas all year round
fleas love temperatures of 18-30°C
fleas prefer a humidity of 70-80%
adult fleas can live for 1-2 weeks without feeding
feeding fleas can survive for up to 100 days on a dog or cat
after a blood meal, a female flea lays eggs
a female flea can lay up to 50 eggs/day and up to 2000 eggs during her lifetime
eggs fall off the pet into the environment
eggs develop into larvae
LIGHT HATING LARVAE
larvae hide from light so are found in cracks in the flooring, between floor planks and deep in the pile of carpets
larvae develop into pupae
pupae are very resistant and can remain in the environment for 3-4 months
pupae develop into adult fleas
the flea life-cycle takes 3-4 weeks but can be as fast as 2 weeks or as slow as 6 months depending on environmental conditions
5% of the flea life-cycle (i.e. adult fleas) takes place on the dog or cat - this is what you can see!!
95% of the flea life-cycle (i.e. eggs, larvae and pupae) takes place in the environment - this is what you cannot see!!
use a good flea (and ideally tick) control product on all your pets every 3-4 weeks all year round
use an environmental flea spray twice a year (do not forget to spray the car and garage).
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