Cat Flea

 

Cat Flea

 

  • Classification of service:  covered as an Additional Service
  • Must have an animal host.  A human is not a food source.
  • Controlling flea populations starts with animals being on a regular flea/tick program.  Ask your veterinarian for their recommendation.
  • Breaking their life cycle is important in reducing or depleting their population.  Treating the yard does help but there is not residual to prevent recurrence.
  • Because of their complete metamorphosis, several treatments are usually needed to gain control.
  • Vacuuming religiously inside is the number one control measure inside a home.  Fleas usually lay eggs in carpet, fabric and padding of furniture and pet bedding.  The thrive in shaded areas outside.

 

 

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Field Guide to Texas Insects,
Drees, B.M. and John Jackman,
Copyright 1999
Gulf Publishing Company,
Houston, Texas