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FLEA CONTROL FLY CONTROL

A concern with fleas is their ability to transmit disease organisms. This ability is enhanced by their promiscuous feeding habits as they move from one host species to another. For example, the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, readily attacks humans, dogs, rats and foxes.

The human flea, Pulex irritans, can be found on dogs, rats, pigs, mice, badgers, deer and foxes.
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Infestation by fleas may also cause severe inflammation of the skin and intense itching.

The potentially long pupal stage, and the fact that adult fleas can live without food for remarkably long periods, accounts for the fact that people may enter a house after it has been unoccupied by humans or pets for months, yet be rapidly and severely attacked by fleas.

Fleas most often bite people about the legs and ankles, and there are usually 2 or 3 bites in a row.

The bites are felt immediately, but tend to become increasingly irritating, and are frequently sore for as much as a week.

Human Flea
Latin name: Pulex irritans
Length: 2mm
Colour & description: Adults are small, black to brownish-black insects and are wingless. They are laterally compressed and they have stout, spiny legs, adapted for leaping. Have short, 3-jointed, antennae that fit into depressions along the sides of the head. Have piercing-sucking mouthparts developed for feeding on blood.
Habits & habitat: Are parasitic as adults and are found on dogs, rats, pigs, badgers etc. Eggs are laid on the body but are often detached. Larvae are usually found on floor or bedding of the host and often feed off the faeces of adult fleas. The adult can remain in the cocoon for long periods until vibrations indicating the presence of a possible host stimulate it to emerge and become active.
Life cycle: 5 weeks – 1 year dependant on conditions
Reproduction rate: Female fleas lay 4 to 8 eggs after each blood meal and may lay several hundred eggs in their lifetime. These may hatch in 2 – 3 days and given an adequate supply of food, larvae should pupate and weave a silken cocoon within 3 - 4 weeks, after completing 3 larval stages. Under favorable conditions, the adult emerges in a week or two, but under adverse conditions, the pupal period may be prolonged to as much as a year.
Cat Flea
Latin name: Ctenocephalides felis
Length: 2mm
Colour & description: Adults are small, brown insects and are wingless. They are laterally compressed and they have stout, spiny legs, adapted for leaping. Have piercing-sucking mouthparts developed for feeding on blood.
Habits & habitat: Are parasitic as adults and are found on dogs, cats, rats, foxes etc. Eggs are laid on the body but are often detached. Larvae are usually found on floor or bedding of the host and often feed off the faeces of adult fleas. The adult can remain in the cocoon for long periods until vibrations indicating the presence of a possible host stimulate it to emerge and become active.
Life cycle: 5 weeks – 1 year dependant on conditions
Reproduction rate: Female fleas lay 4 to 8 eggs after each blood meal and may lay several hundred eggs in their lifetime. These may hatch in 2 – 3 days and given an adequate supply of food, larvae should pupate and weave a silken cocoon within 3 - 4 weeks, after completing 3 larval stages. Under favorable conditions, the adult emerges in a week or two, but under adverse conditions, the pupal period may be prolonged to as much as a year.