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Fleas are wingless, bloodsucking insects that may cause excessive grooming, hair loss, flea allergy dermatitis, anemia, and tapeworm infection in your pet. It's no surprise pet owners have a difficult time eradicating these pests from their homes once they establish a population:

  • Once an adult flea lands on your pet, she can lay 50 eggs a day and more than 2,000 eggs in her lifetime.
  • The complete lifecycle of the flea can be completed in as little as 14 days or prolonged up to 180 days.
  • Adult fleas cannot survive or lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live in a pupal cocoon from 2 months to 1 year without feeding.
  • Only 5% of a home's flea population is made up of the adult fleas you can see.
  • It takes about 4-8 weeks or longer for topical preventive medication use to completely eradicate all flea life stages in the home.
  • 90% of the flea life cycle occurs off the pet. For every six adult fleas seen, there are 300 immature stages in the environment or on the pet.

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Just a low level of infestation of fleas in various stages in the environment can take a considerable amount of time to overcome. Since there are no products that eliminate the pupal stage of the flea, it's important to keep your pet healthy and protected from fleas by using a monthly preventive medicine.

We offer several products to help our clients protect their pets against fleas. We strongly advise using monthly flea control year-round to protect your pets. Please contact us if you need assistance with product information.