Understanding fleas and how to stop them

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To fully understand how to control fleas on your pet and in the surrounding environment, it is important to understand the lifecycle of the flea, as certain types of flea control products work at different parts of the flea life cycle.

There are four stages in the lifecycle of the flea. Eggs, larvae, pupae and adult fleas.

Only about 5% of the entire flea population in your pet’s environment are adults. This is why it is so important to treat your pet all year round for the management of the other flea life stages.

A single adult female flea can lay 40-50 eggs per day. As your pet moves around, eggs will then fall off your pet and into the surrounding environment where they will remain while in the development stage. Depending on the environmental conditions, flea eggs will hatch within 2-15 days.

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