Here in beautiful Southwest Florida our flea season is all year long and can intensify between November through May. Most common fleas in this area are the Cat Fleas that are a nuisance inside and originate outside. To correct this you need to treat all areas your pet frequents, in the house and the lawn outside. This should be done the same time the pet is being treated by the veterinarian or yourself.
The adult flea is a small, active, wingless, dark brown insect with a flat body. It can jump 7 to 8 inches vertically, and 14 to 16 inches horizontally. The eggs are laid while the female flea is on the host animal. When the pet scratches, shakes, rub up against furniture the eggs can fall off onto the floor or the furniture. These eggs hatch into very small caterpillar-like larvae and feed on almost any organic debris including the dried blood from adult flea excrement. The flea larvae upon reaching larval maturity will pupate (form a cocoon around itself) and grow into an adult flea inside the cocoon. Then when stimulated by heat, vibration, or carbon dioxide the flea will emerge out of the cocoon and jump on the nearby host. As an adult flea it will live 90% of the time on a host for feeding. The adult flea has a piercing sucking mouthpart to draw blood from its host.
Collier Pest Control provides you the latest most advanced method of Flea Lawn Treatment available. We offer you the advantages of growth regulators and residual materials to control the egg, larva, and adult stages of the flea for up to 90 days.
If you live in Naples, Fort Myers, or Southwest Florida call 239-455-4300,Collier Pest Control today for an estimate and a complete explanation on any of our services, or look us up on our web site at collierpestcontrol.com. Don’t let unwanted guest spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida Lifestyle! Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!