Fleas have been a particular problem in Keysborough Summers, and this Summer is shaping up to be no exception. However, to keep your pet and home flea-free you need to maintain year round prevention.
Did you know that only 5% of the flea population is actually on your pet? The other 95% (eggs and larvae) are lurking in the environment. They’re in the soil, your pet’s bedding and any other areas your pet frequents, including your couch! Controlling the flea population, and stopping re-infestation of your pet means more than just killing the adults once or twice with a flea bath.
Fleas don’t hibernate in the winter months.
A lot of people consider fleas to be a ‘Summer pest’, but I have to admit I’ve been surprised to see no less than five flea infested pets so far this Winter!
These pets were either not an any flea treatments or preventatives, or on a supermarket brand or flea collar, and they all lived indoors where I’m sure the heater is keeping the house warm enough for these pesky fleas to keep breeding.
Fleas will still breed quite happily at temperatures as cold as 12 degrees Celsius. Now I don’t know about you, but 12 degrees is too cold for me, so any environment that I’m comfortable in, any fleas will be happy as well. Continue reading