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Habitat

Flea larvae concentrate in carpets where pets usually rest or travel. As the pets move about, they shed the dried feces and blood that adult fleas produce while feeding on the pet. The larvae depend on this food for survival.



Biology

Fleas can live up to a year and a single female flea can lay approximately fifty eggs per day. There are four stages in a fleas life: The egg stage, larval stage, pupate stage and adult. Only adult fleas suck blood.

Xenopsylla cheopis

Insecta     Siphonaptera    Pulicidae

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Pest Status

The Bubonic Plague in 1347 A.D. was one of the worst outbreaks in history. Over One third of the population of Europe died. The disease was transmitted by the Oriental Rat Flea which moved from rats to humans.



Control

Various flea products are specifically designed for use in the home, on pets, and outdoors. Insecticides for flea control are available as liquid solutions (both concentrated and ready-to-use), aerosols, foggers, and dusts. Follow all label directions carefully. Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) are essential to any successful flea management program. IGRs prevent insects from completing their life cycle. Speaking to a veterinarian or professional pest controller is advised.

 

 


   

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