It is so important to understand the ‘Life Cycle of the Flea’ if we want to eradicate this pest from our environment.
There are four stages – the egg -> larva -> pupa -> adult.
Depending on different environmental conditions the whole life cycle can take ONLY a COUPLE of weeks to many months.
Each female flea generally lives from two to three months and in this time she can lay about 40 eggs per day. Multiply that by 90 days and we get 3600 eggs from ONE flea!!!!
We can experience a FLEA APOCALYPSE!!!!!!!!!
How can we stage a WAR ON FLEAS?
The adult flea mainly lives on our pets. The eggs either drop off the coat into the environment or are laid in warm dark places, such as the carpet. The eggs develop into larvae and then form a cocoon; if the conditions are not right for hatching the pupae can remain in the cocoon for months and even years. The emerging adult will hatch from the cocoon when stimulated by vibrations, rising carbon dioxide and heat from the hosts/pets bodies.
The cocoon is the most resistant stage to most of our chemical weaponry or our WAR on fleas.
The adult flea itself generally represents less than 5% of the total flea population in your environment – that is concerning!!!
HOW TO ERADICATE FLEAS NATURALLY:
The main secret to controlling the FLEAS is in the FREQUENCY of treatments and maintaining a coordinated attack on all areas of the life cycle.
I believe your companion animal’s health is well worth the extra time involved in maintaining a flea free environment the natural way! This information is available as a fact sheet attached, you are welcome to download it.
The information contained in this document is not intended to replace guidance from your veterinarian. The above remedies can be safely used alongside veterinary treatment. In the case of an emergency you should consult your veterinarian.
- Dr Jacqui Snell, Veterinary Holistic Healthcare