Fleas are a pain to deal with by yourself. They’re small, they can jump several times their body length, and they can increase their numbers rapidly after feeding on rodents or your pets. To keep these invasive pests at bay without the stress that comes with taking them alone, turn to your local outdoor pest control professionals at Mosquito Hunters™. Our effective flea control treatments help New Hope, PA, residents fend off these pests and prevent them from getting inside.
While our treatments effectively fight these pests outdoors, they may end up in your home from a trip to the dog park, hiking, or otherwise being exposed to fleas. Below, we’ll take a look at the lifecycle of fleas to help you better understand these pests and how to prevent indoor infestations.
The Stages of Flea Development
There are four stages of a flea’s lifecycle. Let’s take a look at these stages and how they relate to flea prevention:
1. Flea Eggs
Fleas begin their lifecycle as eggs. Adult fleas will lay eggs soon after a meal, and they can lay them in bunches of 20 at a time. Fleas lay eggs in their victims’ fur, which is why checking your pets for fleas on a regular basis is crucial when it comes to spotting fleas before their populations get out of control. Flea eggs make up around half of the average indoor flea infestation population.
2. Flea Larvae
After they hatch, fleas are legless and blind, and they spend their time eating the pre-digested blood that adult fleas leave behind. Flea larvae account for approximately 35 percent of the average household population. And once they’ve developed enough, they’ll spend between 5-20 days building their cocoons. Using flea treatments on your pets can eliminate larvae, eggs, and adult fleas, especially when applied consistently.
3. Flea Pupae
Flea cocoons are incredibly resilient and often located deep in carpeting, making them challenging to vacuum away. To eliminate flea pupae in your carpeting, it’s best to use a steam cleaner.
4. Adult Fleas
Fleas emerge from their cocoons as adults when a meal is nearby, which they sense through body heat, vibrations, and carbon dioxide.
How Our Flea Control Protects New Hope Residents
To effectively fight fleas at every stage of their lifecycle, our team utilizes some of the most advanced pest control products in the industry. And with our hassle-free applications, we’ll save you time while preventing these harmful pests from invading your yard and ending up in your home.
We offer professional flea control to our neighbors in:
- New Hope
- Bucks County
- And the surrounding communities
For flea control in New Hope, contact us today!