Cat and dog fleas
The adult flea is brown coloured and 2-3mm long. Thin, flat body with long hind legs allowing them to jump relatively high onto hosts.
A female adult flea can live up to 2 years, during which time she can lay up to 1000 eggs. Eggs are 1/2 mm long and milky white in colour and can be laid directly onto the host, it's nest or bedding. Between 4 and 8 eggs are laid after each blood meal. The larvae grow in dim, humid environments such as animal bedding and carpets.
A substantial infestation may require more than one treatment. This is due to the inability for chemicals to affect flea eggs. Pets should be treated and pet bedding washed or destroyed. Carpets and soft furnishings should be thoroughly vaccumed immediately prior to treatment to remove pupae, eggs and pet hairs. The bag then sealed and disposed of outside. Floor areas and undersides of sofas etc should then be treated with a residual insecticide by a proffesional pest technician.
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