When left unprotected, your home’s outdoor spaces can quickly be overrun by fleas. These pests can spread incredibly rapidly and eventually end up in your home, leading to itchy bites for your pets and potential allergic reactions if they happen to bite you. By working with our team at Mosquito Hunters™, you can fend them off and prevent them from getting inside in the first place. Our team understands fleas, and we use our proven flea control solutions to protect our neighbors all over the Delray Beach, FL, area. Below, we’ll go through the lifecycle of fleas along with some helpful preventative tips.
The Stages of Flea Development
The lifecycle of fleas consists of four stages. Here’s a closer look at those stages and some tips for fighting fleas at each of them:
1. Flea Eggs
Flea eggs make up approximately half of the fleas in an average household population. Adult fleas lay their eggs quickly after having a meal of blood, and they can lay up to 40 in a day. With their rapid reproduction rate, it’s important to check your pets for these insects and catch them before they increase their numbers.
2. Flea Larvae
Once they hatch from their eggs, fleas are legless and blind, and they spend most of their time feeding on the blood that’s already been digested by adult fleas. Around 35 percent of fleas in the average home are in their larval stage. They’ll continue developing in this stage for a short time before taking approximately 5-20 days to construct their cocoons. To fight flea larvae, it’s invaluable to use flea treatments on your pets.
3. Flea Pupae
Flea cocoons are often hard to sweep or vacuum away, as they’re generally located deep within your carpeting or other fabrics. Steam cleaning is essential for fighting flea pupae and addressing adult fleas hiding in your textiles.
4. Adult Fleas
Fleas can detect their next meal walking around, whether through vibrations or body heat signatures. When they do, they’ll emerge from their cocoons as adults and start the cycle all over with a new batch of eggs.
How Our Flea Control Protects Delray Beach Residents
To effectively fight fleas at every single stage of their lives, we use a comprehensive approach and some of the most advanced products in the industry. And with our team protecting your outdoor spaces from these pests, you can more easily prevent fleas from ending up in your home.
We offer professional flea control to our neighbors in these areas:
- Delray Beach
- Coral Springs
- Pompano Beach
- Boca Raton
- Coconut Creek
- Deerfield Beach
- And the surrounding communities
For flea control in Delray Beach, contact us today!