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HELP! I need help getting rid of fleas.

Friday, 29. April 2011 15:39

Q      : HELP! I need help getting rid of fleas. IS the archer IGR the product that I need? WIll it get rid of the ones that are alive plus the ones in the other stages?

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A       : The Archer IGR solely prohibits the fleas from reaching a stage of reproduction. It will not have a killing effect. Therefore it is best recommended to be used along with a concentrated liquid insecticide such as Demize EC which will kill the fleas in all of its stages.

 

Q: Are Fleas invisable to the naked eye? Can they be cleared off your body?

A: Fleas are visible to the naked eye, but you would probably have to peer in very closely and maybe even use a magnifying glass to see them clearly. Most people tend to not see them because fleas hop around so much. Unfortunately, they cannot be cleared directly off your body, but we do have a wide variety of products available to kill fleas :Flea Control Products

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Dog Fleas

Monday, 6. December 2010 14:47

Like all other species of fleas, dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis), are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of their host.  They are primarily found in the fur of canines. You can find them on the fur of many wild canines such as wolves or foxes and also the common house dog.  However, they can also be found in the fur of many wild and domestic felines like bobcats or a domestic house cat.  They are not only limited to just cats and dogs but can be found on almost any mammal species or even birds. Keep Reading

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How to Get Rid of Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:36

Flea Pest Control

HOW to GET RID of FLEAS

Habits
Fleas are hard to control in that they are so small and can hitch a ride to almost any location.  When there is an infestation, fleas can be found anywhere and everywhere.  A common misconception is that fleas only come about when there are pets or animals in the building or home, however, vacationers can easily bring them home by carrying them in the shoes or on the clothes.  When a person brings home a new pet, they might find that they are suddenly attacked by a flea infestation because fleas may emerge even after a few months of being dormant, when they notice that a host is nearby.

Fleas are typically found in resting areas, where your pet sleeps or areas that your pet travels frequently, especially along their usual paths of travel in the home.  These areas are where eggs will roll off easily and where most of the breeding will occur.  They hide deep in the carpets and can be found in virtually any crack and crevice area. Environments that are high in moisture is key to their survival.  Larvae will die if it is too cold or dry and so they will rarely be found outdoors. They will die at humidities that are relatively below 45% and also above 95% and they fail to develop at temperatures that are below 55 degrees F or above 95 degrees F (13 degrees C or 35 degrees C).

Treatment and Control

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Rat Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:27

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Rat Fleas

Even though there are over 250 species of fleas, only a few have frequently come in contact with humans.  These include the cat fleadog flea, human flea, and rat flea.

Rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis) are blood-sucking parasites.  Keep Reading

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Cat Fleas

Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:23

Cat Fleas

Cat Fleas


Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are small and externally parasitic insects, meaning they spend their life feeding on the outside of their host. They primarily feed on the blood of cats, hence the name, cat flea. However, they are not limited to cats. Cat fleas are also commonly found on dogs. They can also bite humans, however they cannot survive with human blood and therefore will not infest humans but merely cause irritation and become a nuisance. Transfer between host to host for cat fleas are very low and most cat fleas will spend their entire lifespan on their host. Keep Reading

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