FLEA CONTROL IN PLYMOUTH

FLEA CONTROL IN THE PLYMOUTH AREA 

THE FLEA LIFE CYCLE

THE EGGS
Fleas lay between four to eight eggs after a meal, with the highest concentrations of laying occurring within the last few days of the female’s life.  Flea eggs hatch into larvae within one to 12 days. 

THE LARVAE
Flea larvae are approximately 3 to 5.2 mm long and are white in color. The larval stage lasts from four to 18 days.

Flea larvae hatch from eggs that were laid by a female flea and have fallen off the animal host. Once away from the host the larvae find shaded locations such as cracks in the floor, in carpets and in pet bedding or protected locations under and in furniture. Flea larvae survival depends on relative humidity and temperatures. Since dehydration is fatal to flea larvae, they will not survive relative humidity less than 45-50 percent or soild temperatures greater than 35 degrees. However, if outdoor larvae will survive in cool, shaded areas and do very well in crawl spaces. In environments of suitable humidity and temperatures,

Flea larvae complete three stages and depending on their environment will range in length from about 3-5 mm long. Flea larvae have no eyes and no legs. Their body is maggot-like and whitish, but turns progressively darker as the larvae feeds on feces excreted by the adult fleas. Other than feces the larvae will feed on various types of organic matter such as food particles, dead skin, dead insects and feathers. Flea larvae do not take a blood meal directly from a host, unlike adult fleas. The flea’s larval stage is completed within about 4-18 days. One of the last activities of flea larvae is to spin a silken cocoon and then enter the pupal stage.

Controlling flea larvae usually involves using vacuums to remove, use of insect growth regulators and dust formulations that cause desiccation of the larvae.

THE ADULTS
Adult fleas begin searching for food when they emerge from the pupal stage. While fleas are noted for their jumping abilities, they will remain stationery when a suitable host is located. Females begin laying eggs within 48 hours of the first feed, beginning the life cycle again.

Cold environments cause eggs to perish before hatching. Humidity below 45 percent will kill larvae. Fleas in the pupal stage will become adults more rapidly in the presence of warmth and high humidity.

SIGNS OF THE FLEA 
  •  BITES. which leave behind itchy bite marks (a medical doctor can be consulted, since there are other sources of skin irritation beside fleas).

  • Pets Scratching – A common indication would be pets that repeatedly scratch and groom themselves. This is caused by the discomfort of the flea activity as the adult fleas feed on the pet’s blood. 

  • Adult fleas – Since fleas are relatively easy to see in their adult stage, most of the attention is directed at adult fleas. Adult fleas are usually easy to locate, especially if the homeowner and their pets return to the house after a long vacation or other absence during which the resident flea adults were not able to take a blood meal. Upon returning, the homeowners are often greeted by fleas jumping around and trying to land on them and their pets.

  • Flea Eggs – The flea eggs, larvae and pupae are another situation. Since these stages are much more secretive and much less active, they are found in out-of-the-way places like:

    • behind, under or in furniture

    • in a pet’s bedding

    • inside cracks and grooves in the floors

    • in carpets

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