If you have furry pets long enough, you will likely encounter fleas. Fleas are incredibly well adapted to living with humans, and the odds are they will find you and your pets at some point.
Your pets can get fleas even if they never leave the house. Fleas are very well adapted to living with us and can come in from outside by various methods:
- They can hitch a ride inside on pets or rodents.
- They can hop in through an open door or window.
- They can come inside through air ducts or unsealed cracks.
- They can come in on used clothing or upholstered furniture.
Fleas follow a typical life cycle. Flea eggs hatch as worm-like larvae an eighth to a quarter of an inch long after one or two weeks. They’re actually more extensive as larvae than adult fleas. The larvae are whitish and often have brown heads. You’ve probably never noticed flea larvae … Read Full Post »