Your Broken Arrow pest control company can help you eliminate fleas from your home. Fleas are insects that bite and feed off the blood of mammals. They’re not very picky when it comes to their food supply but they love to torture our dogs and cats and any other mammal pets that we may have. Protecting our pets is just as important as protecting any other of our family members. Not only is it uncomfortable for these pets to be bitten by these bugs, but also diseases can be spread. So in this article, let’s take a good look at fleas, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these insects.

Life cycle

The flea uses complete metamorphosis to develop to an adult flea. The female will lay her eggs on the host animal at the base of some of its fur. As of animal scratches, these eggs will fall off on some high traffic areas often in the bedding area of the host animal. There the egg hatch and the larva emerges. It will feed upon anything it can find, especially the droppings of the adult which are known as flea dirt. This flea dirt falls off as the host animal continues to scratch at the fleas. 

Then the larva will gather together any kind of objects it can find, including fur, and create a cocoon in order to go into the next stage known as the pupa stage. There it will develop into a full-grown adult. Once it does, it’ll hatch from the pupa and ready to jump upon the nearest host animal that’s nearby. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help.

Jumping fleas and Broken Arrow Pest Control

At this point, the flea has to get on a host animal. Host animals are a vital part of the life cycle of fleas because it provides food in the adult stage, a place to lay their eggs and warmth in the winter months that they can survive through. In order to get on the host it will wait until one comes nearby and then it will jump. It can jump 50 times its height and its length and then grab onto the fur as it lands. It has a special pair of front legs that are hinged backward, like a pair of scissors, in order to grab tightly onto the fur as it lands. This will also give the flea the ability to hold tight when the host animal is scratching. Contact your pest control company if you think you’re having problems with fleas. Check out our reviews!

If you’re having trouble with fleas, or any other pests, then it’s time to call a Broken Arrow pest control company that can help you. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with fleas, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, and Jenks. Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help! 

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