Dogs and cats usually get fleas by coming into contact with other animals with fleas or environments infested with fleas. This can happen any time of year. And don’t be fooled if you see just a few fleas: there are probably hundreds more eggs, larvae and pupae lurking around your house – in your carpets, bedding, under furniture and between floorboards.
Starting to feel itchy yet?!
A titanic problem.
And a few fleas on your cat are just the tip of the iceberg.
See a flea on your pet and there are probably hundreds more in your home, wherever your dog or cat has been. Fleas get everywhere – in carpets, on furniture, between floorboards – and each female can lay up to 50 eggs a day. So after a week, there could be over 350 new six-legged creatures, ready to pounce on your dog or cat.
That means a flea population explosion in your house before you know it!
So it’s not enough to just treat your pet. You need to deal with the fleas in your house, backed up by some deep cleaning: lots of regular vacuuming and washing of sheets and furniture covers. Talk to your vet about managing the environment effectively.
HOLY ICE CUBES!
Fleas can stay frozen for a year and still survive.