Among the many pests that can invade your outdoor spaces and potentially end up in your home, fleas are some of the most invasive. These pests can breed rapidly and cause allergic reactions in both animals and humans, which are just a few of the many reasons to manage their populations effectively. At Mosquito Hunters™, we utilize top-notch flea control solutions to quickly and effectively eliminate these pests and protect Fountain Inn, SC, residents from these pests in the long run.
To best fight fleas, it’s important to understand how they operate. Below, we’ll walk you through the different stages of a flea’s lifecycle and some helpful tips for addressing these pests should they end up in your indoor spaces.
The Stages of Flea Development
The lifecycle of a flea consists of four stages. Let’s take a look at these stages and how they represent the total population of fleas in an average home:
1. Flea Eggs
Fleas start their life as eggs, which generally make up around half of the population of fleas in a home. Adult fleas will lay their eggs shortly after consuming a meal of blood, and they’ll lay their eggs in the fur of the animal they’re feeding on in bunches of around 20. Because of how many eggs these pests can lay, it’s essential to check your pets’ fur regularly.
2. Flea Larvae
After somewhere between a few days and a few weeks, mosquito eggs will hatch into larvae. These newly-hatched fleas are blind and lack legs, and they generally spend all their time feeding on the pre-digested blood that the parents leave for them.
3. Flea Pupae
Once ready, fleas spin their cocoons and develop into pupae. These sticky cocoons can lie deep in your textiles and the fabric covering your pets’ bedding, which is why it’s vital to wash and dry these items on the machines’ hottest settings on a regular basis.
4. Adult Fleas
Once flea pupae sense a meal is walking by, whether due to increased carbon dioxide levels or vibrations indicating footsteps, they’ll emerge from their cocoons as adult fleas and head toward their prey.
How Our Flea Control Protects Fountain Inn Residents
Our team utilizes comprehensive flea control treatments to effectively manage outdoor flea populations and prevent them from ending up in your home. These treatments use advanced products to fight fleas at all four stages of their lifecycle, providing protection you can depend on.
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For flea control in Fountain Inn, contact us today!