Category: Fleas

Fleas prefer heat to cold

Happier in a mild climate; fleas prefer heat to cold, so they would rather spend their time indoors where it’s toasty warm. So your pet’s coat kind of makes the perfect habitat: there’s all you can eat buffet, the temperature is just right, and hey, the pooch lives indoors so no worries... more
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How to identify Fleas

Identification Adult: body dark, laterally flattened, wingless; hind legs adapted for jumping; mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood; row of large bristles often present on head and/or thorax (called genal and pronotal combs) Larva: pale legless worm-like body covered... more
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Pesticide Use Around Pets

People often use pesticides in their homes or yards to control a variety of pests such as insects, weeds and rodents. Pet owners may also apply pesticide products directly to their pets to control ticks and/or fleas. Although these pesticides can be beneficial, they have the potential to hurt... more
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Fleas can be tough to spot

Despite their busy jumping schedules, fleas can be tough to spot – they measure in at 1/16 to 1/8-inches long. And that’s just the adult, well-fed (not to say chonky) fleas we’re talking about, not young specimens. But just because you don’t always see them, it doesn’t mean they are... more
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Why is it often necessary to make multiple applications to eliminate a cat flea infestation?

The need for multiple applications has a lot to do with the flea’s biology and behavior. Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. During both the egg and the pupal stage, fleas are protected from hazardous environmental conditions by... more
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Know the enemy—We’ve got intel on what makes fleas and ticks tick

They think of your dog as their summer home and they plan to take up residence for generations unless you evict them. And it’s not just that these parasites are pesky and nasty. There is also a risk of your pet contracting various diseases and developing certain health issues because of the... more
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Insect Repellents and Children

Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child Mosquitoes, biting flies, and tick bites can make children miserable. While most children have only mild reactions to insect bites, some children can become very sick. One way to protect your child from biting insects is to use insect... more
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Fleas are back

Even though this insect is wingless, it can jump like any NBA player.  From another dog to yours, from your dog to your carpet, from the carpet to your cat… When a meal presents itself, fleas have no problem finding a way to attach themselves. In fact, they won’t mind feeding off of you,... more
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How To Identify Fleas On Your Pet

Fleas may be small (1 to 2 mm long) but they can cause big problems for your dog, cat and family members. Their bites are an annoyance and can be very itchy, causing your pet to scratch—especially if it’s allergic to flea saliva. Too much scratching can lead to skin infections, for one... more
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