Tag: fleas

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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Tuesday Bug Tip | Springtime Flea and Tick Care Tips

Spring is now officially upon us. We've all had some time to adjust to Daylight Savings Time (except for those of you in Arizona) and the days are getting longer and warmer. Warm days and more sun lays the perfect opportunity for fleas to come out of hiding. Here's our tips for getting you dog... more
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Flea Damage…affects the whole family

Fleas can cause damage to not only you, but also your pets and furniture and carpets. Fleas love making homes out of animal’s fur. They tend to hide under your dogs or cats chins, around the neck, or at the base of the tail, where your pets cannot easily reach. You can suspect your pet has fleas... more
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Common Bedroom Insects

When you are trying to go to sleep, the last thing you want to be doing is counting bugs rather than sheep. Though bed bugs are the most notorious bedroom insect, other pests such as fleas can also be found between the sheets. Bed Bugs in the Bedroom Known for feeding on humans while... more
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Indoor Pets Can Get Fleas

Some of our fury friends don't go outside.  However, just because they stay inside your home, doesn’t mean they are safe from fleas. Fleas can easily jump onto you or anyone coming inside your house and get inside your home. The risk is even higher if you also have dogs. Fleas are very tiny and... more
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