The Flea

  • Size: Up to 3 mm
  • Color: Adults range from brown to blackish
  • Description: Wingless and flattened, fleas possess long, powerful jumping legs. When disturbed, larvae roll into a ball.

Seal the Fleas

Fleas are wingless insects, dark in color, known for their agility and tube-like mouth adapted for feeding on hosts’ blood. They feature long legs ideal for jumping and a hard, polished body covered in hair and tiny spines, aiding their movement on hosts. Even squeezing between fingers isn’t sufficient to kill them; effective methods include using adhesive tape or tightly squeezing and crushing them.


Flea Life Cycle

Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages. Adults feed on blood before reproducing. The life cycle begins with feeding and egg laying on the host. Eggs hatch in two days to two weeks, varying by conditions. Larvae feed on organic matter like dead insects or feces, avoiding sunlight due to their blindness. With ample food, larvae pupate and cocoon within one to two weeks after three larval stages. Adults emerge from cocoons within a week or two, seeking blood and reproducing. Adults can survive for two to three years without feeding. Flea populations typically consist of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae, and 5% adults, with lifespans ranging from one to several years.

Identifying Flea Infestation

Early identification of flea infestation is crucial to prevent its spread. Watch pets closely for excessive scratching or grooming, indicators of infestation. Checking pets’ undersides for fleas and searching for flea dirt—similar to coarse ground pepper in areas frequented by pets—can confirm infestation.

Flea Extermination

For effective flea extermination, consider Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Control services, renowned worldwide for their exceptional pest management solutions. Their experienced, highly trained staff ensures professionalism throughout the extermination process. They meticulously inspect surrounding areas to pinpoint the source of infestation, preventing future occurrences. Environmental treatments include fogging or spraying with insecticides containing growth regulators to eliminate eggs and pupae. Thorough vacuuming by professionals, followed by immediate disposal of vacuum bags, complements their comprehensive approach.

Partnering with Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Control promises a superior experience compared to other providers, ensuring effective flea eradication and peace of mind.


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