December 3, 2023
flea control

The fleas life cycle is fairly straight forward, but if you have a flea infestation it is a good thing to learn about so you can ascertain how far along the cycle the fleas you have found in your home are this will help you when you come to killing the fleas and making the decisions as to the course of action you want to take to get rid of the fleas in your home. Hiring best and Local Pest Control Brisbane experts for the treatment is also a great way to deal with fleas in your home or pets.

Understanding the life cycle of fleas can help you understand how quickly you can go from just 1 flea in your house to thousands in just a few short weeks, one female flea can lay 50 eggs in one day, each of these can then become a female flea and lay 50 eggs of their own a day so you can get up to 2,500 a day and these lay 50 each quickly growing to an incredible 125,000 more eggs being laid in a day.

This is obviously a cycle you need to interrupt and break, to stop your entire home being taken over by fleas you need to get into the fleas life cycle and interrupt it, using chemicals that stop the fleas breading will stop the infestation taking over your habitat, although you must be sure to read the instructions before you use the chemicals as many of them are very dangerous.

The flea’s life cycle starts with the egg phase, as we said above a single female flea can lay up to 50 eggs in a single day that is hundreds a day and each of these has one objective, to grow and lay more eggs in your home.

While in the egg there is the larvae and pupae stage this is the times that the flea is growing inside the egg, this stage can last from 2 days up to 2 years. The flea will not hatch until the perfect opportunity for the flea to hatch is reached.

It is very difficult at this point to kill the flea as the shell of the egg that the larvae and pupae are developing inside of are resistant to most chemicals and it is only the very potent specialist flea killing chemicals that can penetrate the shell and kill the developing flea before it hatches.

As this stage can last for up to 2 years it is important that you kill every larvae and pupa during this development stage or the flea infestation can restart from just a single egg that survives the treatment, and you can end up back at stage one.

The final stage is the adult flea this is the small black creature you may have seen jumping around on your dog or cat or in your carpet, this is the animal that bites you and causes the discomfort of a couple of weeks.

Many of the flea control treatments target the adult flea and stop the cycle by stopping them breading, this obviously stops them from laying eggs and this, in turn, stops the flea life cycle and stops the problem reoccurring.