Due to their ability to breed rapidly and quickly cover long distances, fleas are some of the most invasive pests that can creep into your home. By working with our team at Mosquito Hunters™, you can protect your outdoor spaces from these pests and prevent them from getting inside and spreading throughout your home. Our comprehensive flea control brings dependable protection to our neighbors throughout the entire Sunset Hills, MO.
To effectively fight fleas, it’s important to understand the different forms they can take. Below, we’ll go through the various stages of the flea lifecycle to help you wrap your head around what infestations can look like and how to take preventative steps against them.
The Stages of Flea Development
There are four main stages in a flea’s lifecycle. Here they are:
1. Flea Eggs
Fleas start their lifecycle as eggs, which adult fleas lay shortly after they feed. Eggs make up around half of the fleas in an average home. Fleas will lay eggs in bunches of up to 20 in the fur of the animal they’re feeding on. These pests can lay up to around 40 eggs per day, so it’s essential to regularly inspect your pets for fleas and catch them before they can start laying eggs.
2. Flea Larvae
Once fleas hatch from their eggs, they’ll spend the majority of their time feeding on the pre-digested blood that adult fleas leave behind for them. Once they’ve developed enough, flea larvae will spend between 5-20 days crafting their cocoons. Flea larvae make up approximately 35 percent of the total flea numbers in a household population.
3. Flea Pupae
Flea cocoons are generally located deep within carpeting or other fabrics, making them difficult to sweep or vacuum away. Washing your pets’ bedding and other textiles in your home on your washer’s hottest setting can help you address flea pupae before they emerge.
4. Adult Fleas
Once fleas sense a meal walking by, they’ll emerge from their cocoons and head toward their prey. This process can take days, weeks, months, or even years, depending on when a human or an animal is detected.
How Our Flea Control Protects Sunset Hills Residents
Working with our team at Mosquito Hunters means working with outdoor pest control professionals. Our comprehensive treatments will protect your outdoor spaces from fleas so they don’t end up in your home in the first place.
We offer top-notch flea control to our neighbors in these areas:
For flea control in Sunset Hills, contact us today!