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Freaky and Fun Flea Facts

After reading this list, you’ll be itching (heh heh) to get your hands on flea control for your pets!

Did You Know?

  • Fleas lay eggs in your pet’s fur; then the eggs roll and drop off into the carpet, onto the furniture, or outdoors.
  • Squirrels, opossums, raccoons, stray dogs and cats can all carry flea eggs into your yard.
  • Fleas can hatch in as little as 2 or 3 weeks, or they can wait for several months and spring themselves on you and your pets when you least expect it.
  • After they feed and mate, female fleas begin laying eggs within 24 hours.
  • Each female flea produces 40 to 50 eggs per day — which adds up to hundreds of eggs in days or possibly thousands of eggs, given enough time. One pair of fleas can infest your home with their offspring!
  • Don’t forget the cat! Many households are infested because of untreated cats that act as reservoirs for fleas. While you’re picking up flea control for the dog, make sure to buy some for your cat, as well.
  • Common household spots for hatching flea eggs and squirming larvae include: in pet beds, under furniture, deep in carpets.
  • Outdoors, fleas like to hang out in shady, undisturbed areas like porches, decks, stairs, and doghouses.
  • Young fleas go dormant in our winter climate and emerge as adults as the weather warms up.

So, how can you control flea infestations at home? Try these methods:

  • Treat all dogs and cats in the household. Ask about safe treatments for other furry friends like ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, etc. Not all products are suitable for pocket pets. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
  • Indoors, vacuum regularly. Lift and move furniture for a thorough cleaning.
  • To treat carpets and upholstery, try a safe product like Fleabusters Rx for Fleas.
  • Wash pet bedding and people bedding routinely.
  • Keep baseboards and nooks and crannies clean.
  • Eliminate weeds and brush piles; keep the lawn mowed.
  • Keep rodents away from your home.
  • Treat your yard with outdoor flea control products.

(Edited: Free flea control is limited to the Advantage II “Buy a 4-pack, get 5th tube free” offer.)

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Information for this article was adapted from the Companion Animal Parasite Council and dvm360.com.

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The Three Keys to Fighting Fleas are:

1. Treat the pet.

2. Treat the house.

3. Treat the yard.

We’ve got Key #1 locked down with both Advantage and Revolution.

Now on to Key #2.

Here’s why we’ve been using and recommending Fleabusters Powder for over 15 years: 

Fleabusters Powder (also known as Rx for Fleas Plus) is…

*Formulated to kill fleas in your carpet and upholstered furniture physically, rather than chemically, so fleas won’t become immune to its effects. 

*Safe for people and pets (it has a neutral pH of 7.0), so there’s no need to leave home during or after application.

*Safe on all carpets and fabrics.

*Perfect for baseboard areas of non-carpeted rooms.

*Odorless.

*Designed to keep killing fleas for a full year – with a guarantee to back it up.

*Packaged in a 3 pound canister – enough to treat five average-size rooms.

*Sold through Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. Get yours today!

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Don’t forget –

     Grab a free tube of Advantage with each four-pack Advantage you purchase through August 31st.*

*Free tube must match four-pack type.

     Plenty of people are fighting the good fight against fleas, but it is admittedly frustrating.  Here’s why:

1.  Fleas LOVE our hot, humid climate.  They’re having a party and your pet is the buffet.

2.  A single flea (that’s right – it doesn’t have to be married) can lay 1,000 eggs in its lifetime.  1,000 eggs per flea that end up in your yard.  1,000 eggs per flea that end up in your HOUSE.  Yikes.

3.  Larvae cocoons (called pupae) can live from between 1 week and 1 year before hatching out as adults.  That means just when you think you’ve got things under control – BAM – the fleas hatch out and they’re hungry.

4.  Flea eggs do not remain on your pet – they fall to the floor.  Many pet owners treat only their pets thinking that they are killing the flea eggs, too.  In actuality, one must also treat the house with an insecticide rated to kill flea eggs.

5.  Fleas will hitch a ride into the house on you, your pets, your friends, your mother-in-law and even the cable guy (whenever he finally shows up.)  Each new influx of fleas means treatment must continue.

     There are more reasons than those five, but I can see you’re depressed, so I’ll stop now.  Before I go, I’ll add that we carry Fleabusters Powder – an awesomely safe and very effective form of flea control for the house.  It even comes with a satisfaction guarantee.  Fleabusters Powder is non-toxic to pets and people.  Babies can crawl on the carpet after application.  If your baby doesn’t have enough muscle tone to crawl yet, this may not apply.  If you don’t have a baby, I will channel your mother and ask “So whatya waitin’ for?”

     As for the never-ending battle against those tiny vampires (vampires are SO “in” right now), remember:  Treat the pet, the house, and the yard.  Don’t stop.  Don’t give up.  You can do it.  Hire a professional if you need to.

~~ Jennifer (LCVC Manager)

P.S.  That black crumbly stuff on your pets is flea dirt, not eggs.  Flea dirt is dried blood that has passed through the flea.  I think you know what I’m getting at.  Worse than that, flea dirt is FOOD for flea larvae.  Now that’s just gross, but it helps them live.  If you see flea dirt on your pet and in your house, clean it up and get rid of it.  Don’t feed the fleas.

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