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They are so small, you can hardly see them. But the trouble they cause is tremendous and millions of how to get rid of ants nest in house pet owners have to spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars trying to get rid of fleas. As per a report by american veterinary medical association, fleas and related problems that they cause account for most how to get rid of ants nest in house of the dermatological issues in pets that lead to vet how to get rid of ants nest in house visits. Thankfully, I can help you avoid all of this. In fact, this is the only guide you need to read to how to get rid of ants nest in house get rid of fleas in your home, in your yard and on your pets.

Please remember, you cannot ignore this problem. Fleas will not go away on their own. You need to take steps and measures and use the how to get rid of ants nest in house right products if you wish to dispose of them for how to get rid of ants nest in house good. Let me start with a sincere warning: you need to spend a decent amount of time and how to get rid of ants nest in house effort to completely get rid of fleas. But trust me, it is worth the effort as you want to be how to get rid of ants nest in house sure they are entirely gone, or else you have a new flea infestation to deal how to get rid of ants nest in house with in weeks.

Fleas are small, wingless, bloodsucking parasites that bite domesticated and wild animals as well how to get rid of ants nest in house as humans. They may be light or dark brown in color with how to get rid of ants nest in house an adapted tube-like mouth having parts to pierce the host’s skin. Fleas are extremely robust; do not let their small size fool you. They can be very resilient and their bodies are extremely how to get rid of ants nest in house tough. This is what makes it difficult to eradicate them. It is important to understand fleas completely, especially knowing what they look like, their life cycle and feeding habits, so you can utilize this information to get rid of how to get rid of ants nest in house them. The flea life cycle

You might not think too much of it, but understanding a flea’s life cycle is very important for its complete eradication how to get rid of ants nest in house from your household. A female flea is capable of laying up to 1000 how to get rid of ants nest in house eggs in her lifetime and each egg will go through how to get rid of ants nest in house a process before evolving into an adult flea. The total life cycle of each flea can be divided how to get rid of ants nest in house into 4 parts: eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. Flea eggs

Female fleas lay nearly 45-50 eggs per day. These may be dropped on the hosts’ bodies, on sofas, carpets, in cracks and crevices etc. This is the main reason why you need to use how to get rid of ants nest in house measures to clean your entire house again and again as how to get rid of ants nest in house the newly hatched eggs can again give rise to a how to get rid of ants nest in house massive infestation. In case the adult flea remains on the host, she can lay eggs in nearly every room of your how to get rid of ants nest in house house, yard and pretty much everywhere your pet goes. Flea larvae

Larvae come out of eggs between 2 to 10 days how to get rid of ants nest in house after the eggs are dropped. There are again three different stages of larval growth – a time during which they feed and grow and form how to get rid of ants nest in house a cocoon around their bodies. The larvae are small worm-like creatures which can move about to feed. They search for organic matter and primarily feed upon fecal how to get rid of ants nest in house matter left behind by adult fleas. Larvae are off-white in color to start with but turn darker once how to get rid of ants nest in house they grow. Flea larvae love warm, moist and dark places to hide in and can crawl how to get rid of ants nest in house up to 20 feet in search of organic matter to how to get rid of ants nest in house feed upon. As their end of life cycle nears, they build a nesting cocoon/pupal casing. Flea pupae

Flea pupae is a stage where the larvae create a how to get rid of ants nest in house nest-like casing made using animal or human hair, carpet fibers and other inorganic and organic matter. This is extremely difficult to see it with the human how to get rid of ants nest in house eye. Therefore, vacuuming the house is very essential to get rid of how to get rid of ants nest in house this stage. Insect growth regulators, flea powders, sprays, shampoos and spot treatments can come in handy when you how to get rid of ants nest in house need to get rid of fleas at this stage. During this stage, the larvae develop into an adult flea. This stage can last for several days, weeks or even up to a year. Adult fleas

The final stage of the flea life cycle. The adult fleas will now begin their search for hosts how to get rid of ants nest in house as they need blood quickly to survive. After the first meal, they are capable of reproducing. It is worth mentioning that under perfect conditions, it only takes one month for a flea infestation to how to get rid of ants nest in house populate to a quarter of a million fleas. What do fleas look like?

A flea’s body is divided into abdomen, thorax and head with the antennae and mouth parts. They have powerful, hairy legs which enable them to jump up very high. This ability makes it easy for them to jump from how to get rid of ants nest in house one host to another. It is estimated that a flea can jump nearly 150 how to get rid of ants nest in house times its own body length and 80 times its body how to get rid of ants nest in house height. One set of legs also has claws that enable them how to get rid of ants nest in house to grasp firmly to animals skin or fur. The eyes and genitalia lie on opposite ends of the how to get rid of ants nest in house body. A fleas total body size can range between 0.2 to 1.2 mm. Do fleas bite and what are the symptoms?

• symptoms of flea bites vary from human to human. Some people might go crazy with the itching, which can even cause blisters, raised welts and secondary skin infections. The lesions last for a few days and if the how to get rid of ants nest in house itching is driving you mad, you might want to take some antihistamine for it.

To treat flea bites, you must wash the skin with cool water and an how to get rid of ants nest in house antiseptic soap. Do not scratch the bites as they will just itch how to get rid of ants nest in house even more and they can get infected with bacteria. You can apply some hydrocortisone cream on the bites to how to get rid of ants nest in house stop the itch. A bag of ice cold vegetable packets or some ice how to get rid of ants nest in house cubes can also relieve itchiness and swelling. For very severe itching, take antihistamine like benadryl for relief.

It is hard to believe that the flea is dangerous how to get rid of ants nest in house given its small size. But it is still capable of spreading diseases. First of all, their bites cause intense distress in pet cats and dogs. In some animals, the constant itchiness can cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) and even serious anxiety. Severe itching can lead to hair loss as well as how to get rid of ants nest in house anemia. Weak animals, kittens, puppies or elderly pets can also suffer greatly due to how to get rid of ants nest in house flea bites. In humans, flea bites are capable of causing plague as well as how to get rid of ants nest in house a serious disease called typhus. This disease begins with a rash, fever, and upset stomach. Body temperature can go up to 104 F and can how to get rid of ants nest in house rage for weeks before falling back to normal. If left untreated, it can result in multiple organ failure. Signs of a flea infestation

If your home or pets have fleas, then one of the first signs will be flea bites how to get rid of ants nest in house on the animals and humans in your household. Flea bites can give rise to many symptoms as discussed how to get rid of ants nest in house above, primarily bites and itchiness. You might even see fleas jumping off your pet or how to get rid of ants nest in house from your carpet etc. Fleas also leave behind discarded debris which appears as rust how to get rid of ants nest in house colored or dark fecal matter, skin etc. Here are the top signs of a flea infestation:

Fleas are excellent hitch hikers. They can jump from animal to animal and can even how to get rid of ants nest in house travel on humans when one goes out hiking in grassy how to get rid of ants nest in house areas. Fleas are usually predominantly found in crowded places like dog how to get rid of ants nest in house boarding facilities, hotels and motels and grassy areas, trails etc. Your dog can inadvertently bring fleas home if it has how to get rid of ants nest in house been boarded at dog care facilities. Wild animals like raccoons, rodents, squirrels etc are also hosts to fleas. These animals nesting in your yard, under patios and decks, play sets etc can also drop flea eggs around your how to get rid of ants nest in house garden where they get picked up by pets. Here is why you may have a flea problem:

In the past few years, there has been a breakthrough in the way we fight how to get rid of ants nest in house fleas; many excellent products are available that can kill and prevent how to get rid of ants nest in house fleas for months at a time. However, you must still fight fleas on all fronts. This means get rid of fleas in your home, on your pets and in your yard. Getting rid of fleas in your home

One of the main reasons why fleas are so difficult how to get rid of ants nest in house to get rid of is because of the fact that how to get rid of ants nest in house even if there are none on your pet; there may be a hundred in their environment, i.E., your home, waiting to climb on you and your pet’s body. Fleas, as stated before, are capable of multiplying rapidly and hence an integrated approach how to get rid of ants nest in house is your best solution to getting rid of them. Step 1 – vacuum

A clean home is a happy home. This is also true when it comes to fleas, as you will be very happy when they are gone. Start by vacuuming every room to suck up the flea how to get rid of ants nest in house larvae and eggs from all the rooms. You must also vacuum the upholstered furniture and curtains, bedding etc. Pay special attention to areas where your pets rest or how to get rid of ants nest in house sleep. After you are done with vacuuming, throw all of the vacuum bags outside even if they how to get rid of ants nest in house are only half full. Failure to do so will have the fleas crawling out how to get rid of ants nest in house of them back into your home.

As a part of integrated flea management approach, bring out the flea sprays, powders, collars and spot treatments. You can buy these from pet stores, local grocery and drug stores and even from vet’s clinics or online retailers. Use the products as directed on the label and make how to get rid of ants nest in house sure they are designed to be used on pets.

Sprays and powders are generally safe but you must take how to get rid of ants nest in house care not to get them inside your pet’s mouth and eyes. Powders tend to be messy and difficult to apply but how to get rid of ants nest in house you must dust your pet’s body completely with flea powder after bathing it and how to get rid of ants nest in house while the fur is still a bit wet. Reapply the powder every few days. Sprays are easier to apply but you must take care how to get rid of ants nest in house to avoid their eyes and mouth. If needed, saturate a cloth with the spray and wipe down the how to get rid of ants nest in house pet’s body with it.

Attach a flea collar around your pets’ necks; some of these products even offer tick prevention. Make sure you replace the collar every few months and how to get rid of ants nest in house especially if it gets wet from swimming/bathing. Instead of a collar you can apply flea drops, which I use on my two dogs. It is very effective as long as you remember the how to get rid of ants nest in house monthly treatment, so be sure to mark the calendar.

You can bathe your pet with a good quality, vet approved, flea shampoo every few weeks especially if they spend more how to get rid of ants nest in house time in dog boarding facilities or outside in the yard. Frequent bathing is also necessary in warmer months and after how to get rid of ants nest in house long hikes along grassy trails. This will eliminate flea eggs, larvae and adult fleas and prevent the problem from spiraling how to get rid of ants nest in house out of control. Use flea control products

You can apply the topical flea drops between your pet’s shoulder blades and at the base of its tail. They will protect your pet from fleas for up to how to get rid of ants nest in house a month after which you must reapply. Oral flea products are also safe and effective. You can administer them to your pet instead of using how to get rid of ants nest in house drops or collars. Hide this medicine in pet food or water or administer how to get rid of ants nest in house it to your pet directly. Most pets love the flavored oral chews and will not how to get rid of ants nest in house fuss while taking them.

You should also comb your pet’s fur every 2-3 days, especially in case of long haired pets. You can get a special flea comb for this purpose. I often use it on my own dogs when they how to get rid of ants nest in house have been outside playing in the yard. Speaking of the yard, be sure to keep it free from clutter to deter how to get rid of ants nest in house raccoons, rodents and possums from nesting in them. Mow the yard every 3-4 days to keep grass blade length short. Spray a beneficial nematode solution in the yard and along how to get rid of ants nest in house the fences. Keep your home extra clean and organized

An important step in flea prevention is cleaning. Vacuum and de-clutter every room in your home. If needed, use diatomaceous earth powder at the start of a flea how to get rid of ants nest in house season. Vacate the home for a day or two when using how to get rid of ants nest in house this treatment. Sprinkle the powder all over the floors, beds, carpets, under the furniture and so on. Let the powder remain for 24-36 hours. Vacuum thoroughly. You should also launder pet bedding and all the linen how to get rid of ants nest in house in the home at high temperature to remove flea eggs, larvae and adults.

These are extracted from flowers and have been used since how to get rid of ants nest in house many years for flea and tick control. They work on the nervous system of fleas killing them how to get rid of ants nest in house rapidly. These products usually have no residual action but they are how to get rid of ants nest in house extremely safe for use around humans and pets. These days, pyrethrins are available in slow-time release forms that offer longer productions. Permethrin

These are widely used for flea control these days and how to get rid of ants nest in house are available in the form of sprays, shampoos etc. Permethrin based topical treatment medicines get absorbed through the pet’s fat layer and spreads through the pet’s body to kill all stages of fleas. Methoprene

This insect hormone disrupts flea life cycle and stops the how to get rid of ants nest in house larvae from maturing into adults. On the downside, it does not stop fleas from reproducing, so you might need to re-administer it or use it with other insect growth regulators. Imidacloprid

This flea medicine is available as a topical treatment and how to get rid of ants nest in house kills fleas on contact. If your pet goes swimming or bathing, then its effect may be reduced. Imidacloprid is absorbed into the animal’s bloodstream where it is selectively toxic to parasites like how to get rid of ants nest in house ticks and fleas but not the animals itself. The effect lasts for about a month after which you how to get rid of ants nest in house need to reapply. Fipronil

This is like imidacloprid above, except that it is not water soluble. Many vet approved flea and tick shampoos contain fipronil. It is safe and non toxic to puppies and kittens how to get rid of ants nest in house over 3 months of age. However, it should not be used on rabbits. How to apply flea control products

Start by applying the topical medicines as a spot treatment how to get rid of ants nest in house between the pet’s shoulder blades and at the base of the tail how to get rid of ants nest in house (basically areas where the pet cannot lick it). Part the hair and empty the ampoule containing the medicine. The medicine gets absorbed by the skin and kills eggs, larvae and adults. It also prevents new fleas from biting your pet. Shampooing or swimming etc can reduce the efficiency of these how to get rid of ants nest in house medicines.

You can also orally administer flea products like spinosad to how to get rid of ants nest in house your pet as per your vet’s advice. These are safe and effective but you need to re-administer them every few months for on-going flea control. Your vet will give you the exact dosage and times how to get rid of ants nest in house needed to treat.

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