In length, fleas range from 1-3mm and are brown. With compressed bodies, they can swiftly make their way through the fur with little to no difficulty, and their legs are adapted to allow them to jump as high as 16cm. This pest’s eggs are white and only 0.5mm in length. Once the larva has hatched, maggots will emerge, and, throughout their lifespan, grow, gradually turning cream in colour.
Following a single blood meal, a female flea will lay more than one hundred eggs in cat fur, and any area where this pet may be found. The eggs will fall off after a couple of weeks and hatch; the larvae will then be found in places like animal beds and carpets. Then, the larva will fashion a cocoon in which to mature and, up to two weeks after, adult fleas will emerge. Though fleas can survive as long as one year without feasting, they will not be able to reproduce if they do not have access to blood meals. Also, humans can be bitten by this pest, but they will not reproduce with this host. This pest can carry and pass on diseases, as well as parasitic worms. For example, dog and cat fleas play host to dog tapeworm, and this can be passed to humans too. Throughout India it is known for diseases transmitted via fleas, they do bite and leave behind red, irritated spots on the skin. Larvae survive in dark locations with high humidity, which includes pet bedding and carpets. In total, larvae will become adults within four weeks of hatching though this may vary depending on environmental factors. Typically speaking, they will stay a pupa during the cold winter months and will only emerge if they sense the movement of a possible host. Contact GingerBay Pest Control for flea pest control in Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Chennai and Bengaluru
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