A flea infestation can be a major cause of discomfort to your pets and also a health risk. It is very common for warmer climate area to have the flea problem all year long but colder seasons mainly experience the problem during summers. Your home may be free from fleas but your pets will often get fleas from the environment or from contact with other animals. You can control and prevent flea infestation with the constant use of an effective flea treatment product like advecta 3.
To properly deal with a flea infestation on your pet or home, you have to understand the lifecycle of a flea. Most of the modern flea treatment and prevention products have a difference in the part of the lifecycle they work on. Adult fleas live on a host for several weeks sucking blood and laying eggs which may fall off from the pet into other areas inside the house or in the yard. The eggs later hatch into warm-like larvae that feed on organic matter in the environment. Larvae grow to form a cocoon after sometime and later pupate. The resilience of the pupae in a cocoon enable them to stay for long periods waiting for the favorable environmental conditions or the availability of a host to accommodate them.
The best way of preventing and controlling flea infestation on your pet is by using flea treatment products such as shampoos, flea pills for dogs and cats and spot on treatments. It is wise to seek the advice of a veterinarian before choosing a flea treatment product for your pet because the different treatment products work differently. Some of the products give a month’s protection while others can last for a longer time. A method that is safe for both pets and humans is the best option because you will have to touch the pet regularly.
You should not stop after treating the pets because of the eggs left in areas such as carpets and pet beddings. You can reduce the fleas by vacuuming the carpet regularly to eliminate the pupae and larvae in the carpet. The fleas and larvae that remain too deep in the carpet can be killed with the use of a shampoo. These prevention methods work better because they prevent the continuation of a flea’s lifecycle.
It is also important to treat the outside environment where fleas are most likely to occur. Fleas will mostly be found in warm and shady areas with a lot of organic debris. Identify the spots where pets like to rest when on the outside and spray the areas with flea products such as Advecta yard meant for outdoors use.