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Physical Development

  • After each blood meal, females lay four to eight eggs at a time (but 400 to 800 totalwithin her lifetime) on the host animal and/or its bedding.
  • Eggs hatch in about 10 days, and the developing larvae feed on the adult flea feces, which contain bits of dried blood.
  • Fleas seek a blood meal within two days of becoming an adult
  • The pet needs to get onto a flea program arranged by a Veterinarian
  • All clothing and linen should be washed at the same time the treatment is done
  • The house should be thoroughly vacuumed to remove larvae, pupae, and food materials. The vacuum bag should be sealed and discarded immediately after vacuuming.
  • The inside should be treated (all rooms to provide the most success) – cracks and crevices as well as carpets and furniture
  • Pet bedding should be discarded or washed in hot, soapy water.
  • Some believe that an aerosol spray will effectively kill the insects – but it won’t because it only kills on contact. A residual spray needs to be used in the cracks and crevices as well as an aerosol for the fabric furnishings.

Residual Sprays

  • Apply the product to all baseboards (apply to the top to allow it to seep behind the baseboards), cracks, and crevices
  • The fleas will die as they come in contact with the spray
  • They spray will stay effective for six to eight weeks
  • Everyone (including animals) must stay out of the premises for at least four (4) hours (windows can be left open or fans can be on to air out the rooms) – this allows the spray enough time to dry
  • If the cracks and crevices in the kitchen cupboards have been treated, it is recommended to cover the shelves with lining to protect their items form the chemical (they can thoroughly wash out the cupboards either BEFORE they apply the spray or AFTER two months when the spray is no longer effective
  • The spray may stain the carpet and other materials – so they should always do a test first
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