Fleas cause discomfort in pets and they also put them at the risk of some diseases. The level of flea infestation may be determined by the climate zones with warmer areas having fleas all year long and colder having to deal with the problem mainly on summers. You may have a flea free home but the pets are most likely to get fleas from the environment or from contact with other animals. The constant use of an effective flea treatment product such as advecta 3 can be a good way of dealing with pets.
Understanding the lifecycle of a flea is very advantageous when dealing with a flea infestation on your pet or home. Most of the modern flea treatment and prevention products have a difference in the part of the lifecycle they work on. Most adult fleas will live in a host for several weeks in which they lay eggs which may later fall off from the pet to other areas inside the house or in the yard. The eggs later hatch into warm-like larvae that feed on organic matter in the environment. The larvae will then grow to form a cocoon and turn to a pupae. The pupae in the cocoon are very resilient and they can survive for long periods of time as they wait for the favorable environmental condition or host availability.
The best way of preventing and controlling flea infestation on your pet is by using flea treatment products such as shampoos, flea pills for dogs and cats and spot on treatments. It is wise to seek the advice of a veterinarian before choosing a flea treatment product for your pet because the different treatment products work differently. Some of the products needs to be applied after every month while others can be effective for a longer time. A method that is safe for both pets and humans is the best option because you will have to touch the pet regularly.
You should not stop after treating the pets because of the eggs left in areas such as carpets and pet beddings. Vacuuming the carpets regularly and immediately disposing the bag will reduce the fleas by eliminating the pupae and larvae in the carpet. A shampoo can be very effective in killing the fleas and larvae that remain too deep in the carpet. These prevention methods work better because they prevent the continuation of a flea’s lifecycle.
Treating the outside environment where fleas are most likely to be found is also important. You will most probably find fleas in warm and shady areas with a lot of organic debris. Identify the spots where pets like to rest when on the outside and spray the areas with flea products such as Advecta yard meant for outdoors use.