Pet Fleas come in shades of brownish black, sized only at one eighth of an inch and are capable of reproducing at break neck speed of 50 eggs per day. The pet flea season spans from April to December for those in the northern hemisphere, vice versa for those in the southern parts and worst as it lasts all year long for those who live along the equator! And many still innocently believe that fleas only infest domesticated animals. Did you know that birds too are natural flea hosts and carriers too? And that Flea prevention is the first step to Pet Flea Control? In fact, with strict flea prevention measures, there is very little worry on flea removal issues.
Vet Statistics shows that less than half of flea infestations arise not from domesticated pets. Disturbing as it is, and often times, there is no real prevention measures for such external transmitters. We can only heighten our detection and prevention measures within the home, with ourselves and our pets.
If you care to take time to simply do a quick calculation of the potential flea community within a week of the first egg, you might be very surprised that it could reach a 2000 member count, this is especially so in warm and hatch conducive conditions. Once this happens, you have a flea infestation on your hands. Hence, Flea Prevention is key to ensuring that the female flea does not lay its first egg on your pet or anywhere new your home. Sometimes, it is the simple measures that help most. Never be lazy, bath your pet regularly.
Cleaning includes the activity areas where your pet eats, plays and sleeps. Also regular washing of all pets bedding and toys. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets, couches, all furniture, rugs, curtains, and the entire house. One thing you should always do after vacuuming is to dispose of the vacuum bag as soon as possible as the vacuum compartment is a warm environment most conducive to flea breeding. Get a dog flea collar for your pet dog as the ultrasonic collars are much more effective. And of course, make sure you approve of the kind of company your pet keeps as fleas beget fleas, in less than a week!
Another preventive measure is to keep wild animals away from the house, especially if you are located with a long yard in a vast land. Erect a fence up along your yard to prevent unwanted little ferrets and other little animals from wandering into your garden. Make sure that you have window and door nets set up to prevent birds from entering into your home too.
Sadly, all it takes is one good strong pupa that incubates perfectly to evolve into a full grown female flea and all your flea prevention efforts would be naught. No matter how hard you work at prevention, once the infestation start, you need to escalate to flea extermination and detection is critical to prevent from reaching this stage. Be extra wary when you see you pet dog or cat scratching away non stop as this could be a hint. If you notice white little oval beads, those are probably the eggs, and little black speck would be flea droppings.
As pet owners, the onus lies on us to keep our little animals clean and healthy and flea prevention is only the first step. When the inevitable happens, and drastic pet flea control measures must be applied, flea extermination could be a long, painful, yet necessary path to take.
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