High risk areas for fleas - fleas in the house

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Adult fleas are not picky about their owners; they can easily jump from one dog to another. Dog parks, kennels, and other places where dogs congregate can be places for fleas to play host. Dogs can also get fleas from other animals, such as outdoor/feral cats or any wild animals that pass through your yard or recreational areas.

Fleas in the yard

Fleas prefer shaded, damp, undisturbed places where they can breed unhindered - under porches and trees, behind garden sheds, around kennels and dog kennels. Yard debris, brush, and even overgrown grass can encourage their growth.

Don't let these unwanted guests easily find their way into your home: make sure you take the necessary steps to get rid of fleas and prevent infestations.

prolific pest

Fleas are tiny, measuring only 1/16 to 1/8 inch (or 1.5 to 3.3 millimeters). They feel at home on a living host, feeding and reproducing. One female flea can lay up to several hundred eggs in just a few days.

The slippery eggs fall from your dog's body onto carpet and furniture and can lie dormant for several weeks before hatching. They then spin cocoons where they can again remain dormant - this time for more than six months - before developing into adult fleas. If you don't pay attention, you could suddenly find yourself with a full-blown flea infestation.

Flea facts:

  • High-risk areas for fleas include dog parks, kennels, and other places where animals congregate.
  • Protect your yard by mowing your lawn and removing overgrown leaves and debris.
  • One female can lay up to several hundred eggs in just a few days.
  • Flea eggs fall from your pet onto carpet and furniture, where they can lie dormant for weeks.
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