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Hartz Mountain Infographic of Flea Lifecycle

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Fleas are parasites that need to feed off a host’s blood to stay alive. There are several types of fleas in the world that feed on different animals, but the most common are cat fleas. Don’t let the …

Fleas are parasites that need to feed off a host’s blood to stay alive. There are several types of fleas in the world that feed on different animals, but the most common are cat fleas. Don’t let the name fool you.

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  • 1. Adults emerge and live on1 host for up to 2 monthsEggs hatch in 2-3 daysA female adult flea, after mating,starts laying eggs while on the host.Larvae hatch from the eggs withina few days and molt 2-3 timesbefore creating a cocoon.These eggs drop off the hostinto the surrounding environment;carpeting, flooring or outdoorlawns and leaf litter.Pupae live from 5-10 daysto 6 months in a cocoonThe pupae within the cocoonremains dormant for a week up to6 months before emerging as anadult that immediately latches ontoa host for its first blood meal.FleaLifeCycleFleaLifeCycleThink those horrible fleas are gone?They may be hiding!They may be hiding!Source www.vetdepot.com/dealing-with-flea-infestation-infographic.htmlSymptomsSymptoms• Scratching• Licking• Chewing• Biting• Rubbing• Skin abrasions• Skin sores• Hair lossULTRA GUARD®