The life cycle of the flea

Fleas are a problem for every pet owner, we often hear ‘we are treating our pet every month and still have fleas?’

There are four stages in the life cycle of a flea: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Depending on the environmental temperature and humidity levels, the total life cycle will take anywhere from a couple weeks to many months. Optimal conditions for fleas are between 70-85°F and 70 percent humidity.

Some facts about fleas (which you may not have wanted to know…)

  • A flea can lay up to 2000 eggs into your carpet
  • 90% of the flea population can live in your carpet
  • Centrally heated houses mean fleas can now breed all year round
  • The flea can survive as a pupa in the carpet from a few days to many months

What do we recommend?

  • Treat ALL your animals
  • Treat the environment
  • The vast majority of flea products found in supermarkets are not effective, the only products we recommend for routine flea control are:
  1. Advantage
  2. Advocate
  3. Stronghold
  4. Seresto collar

If you need any advice or help with administrating the product then give us a call on 01295 712110