To effectively fight fleas, it’s essential to understand what makes them tick. At Mosquito Hunters™, we know fleas, and we combine this knowledge with our top-notch flea control treatments to protect our neighbors spanning the entire Newport, KY area from these pests. And while our team effectively fights these pests outdoors, there are a few preventative steps you can take to prevent these pests from infiltrating your indoor spaces and spreading. Below, we’ll highlight the different stages in a flea’s lifecycle and some helpful steps you can take to address indoor populations and prevent future infestations.
The Stages of Flea Development
1. Flea Eggs
Fleas start their lives as eggs, which adults will lay in bunches of up to 20 shortly after a meal. Fleas can lay up to 40 eggs per day, which is why checking your pets’ fur for these insects on a routine basis is an important part of preventing indoor infestations. Flea eggs generally make up around half of their overall population.
2. Flea Larvae
Once fleas hatch from their eggs, they’ll spend most of their time feeding on digested blood left behind by adult fleas. And once they’ve had a chance to develop enough, they’ll start weaving their cocoons. To effectively fight flea larvae, it’s helpful to get your pets on dedicated anti-flea programs, which can fight larvae, eggs, and adult fleas all at once.
3. Flea Pupae
Flea pupae are housed in sticky cocoons that are often located deep in carpeting or rugs when they’re indoors. Vacuums have limited effectiveness against flea pupae, so it’s best to use a steam cleaner and wash your pets’ bedding on your machine’s hottest setting.
4. Adult Fleas
Adult fleas only emerge from their cocoons when they sense a meal nearby, and they can stay inside for days, weeks, months, or even years until that happens. Once they emerge, they’ll head toward their prey and start the cycle all over.
How Our Flea Control Protects Newport Residents
To prevent fleas from getting inside in the first place, it’s crucial to effectively fight them outside. That’s where our team of pest control pros comes in. Our proven treatments fight fleas at every stage of their lifecycle, providing you with protection you can count on in the long run.
We offer proven flea control to our neighbors in these areas:
- Fort Thomas
- And throughout the surrounding communities
For flea control in Newport, contact us today!