Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:36
HOW to GET RID of FLEAS
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).
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