Fleas are tiny insects that live on animals. Fleas have three life stages: larva, pupa, and adult. The first stage, the larva, has a hairy appearance and lives in dark places. It must be killed before it can reach the next stage, the pupa. The pupa then spins a silk cocoon and develops over a few days or weeks. The adult flea emerges from the pupa when environmental conditions are right. It typically lives for about two to three months. However, under ideal conditions, it can live for up to 1.5 years.
Fleas can be prevented by applying flea treatments to your dog and other pets. However, it’s essential to remember that fleas can enter your home in many ways, including through your clothing, your pets’ bedding, and other pets. Fleas may have moved in from outside, such as under your floorboards. In order to protect yourself from fleas, you should vacuum your home regularly and wash bedding.
Flea combs are also very effective for removing fleas. Flea combs can be dipped in water and dish soap. The dipped combs will catch the fleas and allow you to remove them from your pet. You should also make sure to remove any flea eggs that may be present on your pet.