If left unaddressed, fleas can infiltrate their outdoor spaces, increase their numbers, and end up in your house. At Mosquito Hunters™, we utilize proven flea control solutions to protect our neighbors all over the Huntington, NY, area from these pests. And even though our team has your outdoor spaces covered, there are steps you can take to address active indoor infestations and prevent fleas from creeping into your yard in the future. However, preventative measures are geared towards fleas at different stages of their lifecycle, which is why it’s crucial to understand them.
The Stages of Flea Development
There are four stages in the development of a flea. Here’s a closer look at these stages and some steps you can take to fight these pests:
1. Flea Eggs
Fleas breed extremely rapidly, laying up to 40 eggs per day in the fur of their victims. Because of how many eggs they lay, flea eggs make up around half of their total population. To prevent fleas from laying eggs in your pets’ fur and leading to an infestation, it’s important to check your furry friends regularly for these insects.
2. Flea Larvae
When they hatch, fleas can’t move around well or see, which is why they’ll nourish themselves with pre-digested blood and gather their strength to spin their cocoons. This process takes about 5-20 days. Flea larvae make up around 35 percent of household fleas, and putting your pets on an anti-flea program is an excellent way to fight them.
3. Flea Pupae
In their cocoons, fleas will continue to develop anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Flea cocoons are often located deep within rugs and carpets, making them tough to eliminate with a vacuum. Steam cleaners are great for fighting flea pupae in rugs and carpets, while washing and drying on your machines’ hottest settings can help remove them from other textiles.
4. Adult Fleas
Upon sensing a meal is nearby, fleas will emerge from their cocoons as adults and begin the cycle again.
How Our Flea Control Protects Huntington Residents
Our team utilizes cutting-edge pest control products to quickly eliminate fleas at every stage of their development, bringing you protection you can trust. With ongoing applications of these treatments, you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without the constant fear of bringing these pests inside.
We offer proven flea control to our neighbors in these areas:
- Huntington Station
- And throughout the surrounding communities
For flea control in Huntington, contact us today!